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HiSET Preparation Program Locker

HiSET Faculty 

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Carly Merrill  - HiSET Prep Instructor (Science)  

Yvette Gonzales

Yvette Gonzales – HiSET Prep Instructor (English)

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Midori Sanchez- HiSET Prep Instructor (Math) 

Alexandria Astier

Alexandria Astier – HiSET Prep instructor (Social Science)

Charlotte Durden

Charlotte Durden 

HiSET Instructional Assistant

HiSET Testing Locker

HiSET Preparation Program

High School Equivalency Certificate Preparation Program

If you would like to talk with a LBSA representative during the school closure,you will be able to reach someone Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm starting 5/18/2020 -6/12/2020. Call 562-595-8893.

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hiset students working hard
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high school equivalency certificate prep
Students checking out the resource Fair
students checking out the resource fair

The HiSET is a series of 5 tests: Reading, Writing. Social Studies, Science and Math.  The first day of teacher directed preparation classes for  the Fall 2020  semester  will be Sept 8, 2020. Spring semester will start    Feb 1, 2021.

The HiSET Preparation Program is a set of  teacher-directed classes in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Math including the Open Lab for both offline and online individualized support. A ninth grade reading level is required for this program, If a student doesn't meet the ninth grade reading level they will be referred to our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program to build their skills and then transition back to the HiSET program.

When classes are in session our LBSA Main Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 7:00 pm  and Friday 9 am - 4:00 pm. When classes are not in session Office Hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fall semester classes start Sept 8, 2020 - Jan 28, 2021.

Spring semester Classes begin:  Feb 1, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Steps to Enroll in HiSET Preparation 

Step 1: Attend  orientation and assessment. See the Orientation Schedule by clicking the blue orientation tab on the left side of the homepage of this website. Step 2:  Complete assessment tests to determine program placement.  Step 3: Once placement level is determined, you will be clicked into class or put on a wait list.  Step 4:  Get your start date and attend Class orientation.  Orientations start on time, no student will be allowed to enter an orientation after it has begun.  If you do not attend the class orientation you will be dropped.

Please save at least 3  hours to complete this process. Enrollment process must be completed before you can start attending class.

Attendance is very important, a 80% attendance rate is required for all LBSA classes.  Commit today!

Classes are:

  • Monday - Thursday                Monday and Wednesday we offer Reading/Writing, and Math Level 1                                                             and  Level 2
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Room B3                                  Tuesday and Thursday we offer Science and Social Studies
















LAB – Students work in small study groups or on our online Aztec program which helps to prepare each student for the HiSET exam and complete practice tests.


Math 1/2


Social Studies


Math 1 and Math 2


Social Studies



We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals!

For more information please contact our main office at (562) 595-8893 Ext. 231