HiSET® and GED® Exams give adult learners the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to earn a high school equivalency certificate as an alternate to a high school   diploma.  Students passing all tests of either exam receive a state-issued California High School  Equivalency Certificate, which meets the diploma requirements of most employers, trade schools and colleges.


Test Services

Manteca Adult School is a HiSET® Test Center

The HiSET® consists of five individual tests: Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.    We currently offer paper-delivered tests and plan to expand to  computer-delivered format   in the future.  HiSET® tests are available in  English and Spanish. Requests for tests in Spanish must be made when registering on-line for HiSET®  prior to exam day.


Test Accommodations

Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided to individuals with documented disabilities.  All test-takers requesting accommodations must register by mail through the ETS Disability Services using the Testing     Accommodations Request Form and have their accommodations approved before their test(s) can be scheduled. Full information is available from HiSET®.  Go on their website or email


Test Security:

Candidates must provide a valid photo ID (Driver’s License, DMV California ID, passport or Military ID) at the testing center.  The ID must be original, bear the test taker’s full name and meet California ID requirements.


Test Dates:

Test dates are generally biweekly on Fridays and Saturdays of each month.  Specific dates are available from the office and posted on our website as well as the HiSET® Registration site. Seating for each test session is limited and    pre-registration through the HiSET®  website is required. To register for the HiSET® Test please go to  



Learners wanting to finish their high school education have many options. Credits can be earned by completing needed coursework, challenging courses and successfully passing a subject matter test to show proficiency, taking career education classes or providing evidence of work experience. A minimum of 10 credits must be completed at Manteca Adult School to earn a diploma.

The school counselor will review school transcript records, military service and work experience to determine credit that can be applied toward an adult school diploma. See school registrar to order transcript records. Morning & Evening Classes 

180 Credits


This class provides foundational algebraic concepts for learners who are preparing for the High School Equivalency or need algebra to complete their High School Diploma. M/W 5:30-8:30 pm


Financial Literacy/Business Math

This course is designed for adult learners who want to sharpen their financial intelligence and business knowledge to advance in their career field and/or for adult learners who want to strengthen their consumer savvy. A review of basic arithmetic skills is given. Some of the topics covered include personal finance, income computations, banking, taxes, loans, insurance and real estate. Tu 5:30-8:30 pm 

Equivalency Preparation

Prepare to pass the High School Equivalency HiSET®. Teacher-led and on-line math, reading and writing classes are offered. Science and Social Studies instruction is integrated in reading and writing classes and offered on-line. Initial assessments and periodic practice tests help students monitor their progress and readiness for GED® or HiSET® Exams. Preparation workbooks are available for sale. Students who attend classes regularly and demonstrate their readiness to pass the HiSET® exam can apply for scholarship vouchers. Students need to be fluent in English or Advanced ESL level. Morning & Evening Classes

Coursework Options: What Works for You?

Learners can enroll in classes directed by a teacher, classes that use computer-assisted curriculum with teacher guidance or an independent study program with assignments provided by teacher during weekly appointments. 


Teacher-Led Instruction

Students attend class that meets on a regular basis. Each class session is led by the teacher who provides instruction and engaging activities that help students learn and practice concepts and applications. These classes offer learners the opportunity to interact with peers and the teacher on a regular basis. Classes are generally two days a week.


Self-Paced Computer-Assisted Learning

Students attend regularly scheduled classes and utilize on-line computer-assisted curriculum with teacher assistance and tutoring. Students proceed at their own pace but have the advantage of immediate feedback and assistance which helps students make regular progress.


Distance Learning Program

Students commit to a once a week appointments with a teacher to receive course assignments. Instruction is individualized to meet the scheduling needs as well as the learning needs of each student. Coursework can include assignments from textbooks, selected readings, on-line or computer-assisted programs and projects. By Appt.