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Adult Secondary Education

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Adult Basic Education Program

Adult Basic Education classes are offered to students with skills below the high school level.  Students may also enroll in these classes for basic skills review in the event they have been absent from an educational setting for an extended period of time.  This program can lead to preparation for the GED, HiSET or high school diploma program, employability, or career advancement.

High School Diploma Program

The diploma program is available to individuals 18 years or older who have not completed their high school requirement.  Required courses area vailable morning, afternoon, and evening.  There are several pathways for students to take in order to meet these requirements, including direct instruction or independent study.  A placement test is required to assess skills for high school level classes.  Counseling is available to assist you.  You will need your transcript as well you may use work experience in place of elective credits.

Request Transcript here

Work Experience for Credit Recovery here

High School Equivalency Program


The GED® is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  It is more rigorous and is designed to ensure career and college-readiness.  You can enroll in GED® preparation classes at the Visalia Adult School. 

"GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.  Used under license."


In the United States and its territories, adults who left high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential.

What does that mean? It means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. And doing so can help you create a whole new future.

Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a high school equivalency certificate or high school equivalency diploma.