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    The mission of the Chester County Adult Education Program is to provide a tailored academic and skills-based curriculum empowering adult learners to reach personal goals through education while becoming competitive, responsible, and employable citizens in the local and global workforce.


    The Chester County Adult Education Program is committed to providing leadership, services, and educational opportunities through a variety of programs; thus assisting adults in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal education goals.

    Administrative Overview

    Chester County Adult Education offers the citizens of Chester County Workplace preparation and a second chance to get their high school credential.  The Adult Education facility is located next to the Chester County Career Center.  The following programs are offered: HSED preparation for GED, High School diploma, and WIN Career Readiness Testing.

    Chester County Adult Education has developed partnerships with local organizations.  Among these are the following:   Chester County Government, Chester Chamber of Commerce, Chester County Detention Center, Chester County Department of Juvenile Justice, Chester County Library, Catawba Regional Council of Governments, South Carolina One-Stop Employment Security Office, Equus Works WIOA,  South Carolina DEW, Chester County DSS, and York Technical College, to name a few.


    Class Schedule

    Chester Program: 

                                     Morning Classes        Monday- Thursday 9 am - 12:00 pm

                                     Evening Classes        Mon - Tues from 5 - 8 pm

                                     Reading Readiness    Tues - Wed from 5 - 8 pm 

    Chester County Detention Center: Due to COVID 19, Chester County Detention Center classes are postponed.

    Great Falls Program: (held at Great Falls High Complex)  Mon - Tues from 5 - 8 pm 

    Lewisville Program: (held at Lewisville High School) Mon - Tues from 4 - 7 pm

    WIN Career Readiness Public Testing: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Tuesday and Thursday at the Chester Center, 1324C JA Cochran Bypass, Chester

    Asynchronous online instruction is also offered.


    Chester County Adult Ed Services


    Click here to register: 

     Chester County Adult Registration Form


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    The test that is available in the state of SC whereby one might obtain his or her HSED is the GED. You can the GED in SC if you:

    - Are at least 18 years old

    - Are 16 or 17 years old and have received approval from school and state officials

    - Have a valid state issued ID

    - Are not enrolled in high school


    The Pre-High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) track is designed for students in the beginning phases of working toward the HSED. These students typically receive intensive academic remediation in math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Students are required to meet 40 or more instructional hours in the Pre-HSED component of Adult Ed.



    The HSED track is designed for students working toward the HSED Examination. These students receive intensive academic remediation in math, reading, writing, social studies and science in preparation for the four-part GED exam or five-part TASC exam. Studens are required to meet 40 or more instructional hours in the HSED component of Adult Ed, unless they pre-TABE at the Low Adult Secondary level and then 30 hours of instruction is required for a post-TABE. 



    This track is designed for self-motivated students who are able to work at a rapid pace toward the GED or TASC examination and score 11.0 or higher on all TABE tests at a D or A level. Once HSED students make academic gains as evidenced via TABE testing, students are encouraged to take the GEDReady or TASC Practice Exam, which indicates the potential level of readiness for the exam they choose to take. 



    Why Should One Take the GED Test?

    If you did not finish high school, passing the GED could be your first step to a better future.


    The GED Test is a comprehensive test that evaluates one's ability to read, write and compute. The GED Test includes Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. In order to pass the exam, the student must make a total score of 145 out of 200 possible points on each of the four sections. 


    Take the GED test if you want to:

    - Go to college

    - Go to career or vocational training

    - Get a better job

    - Have a career doing something you love

    - Make more money

    - Make your family proud


    HSED Practice Test measures an individual's readiness for the four official GED Tests:

    - Reasoning Through the Language Arts

    - Mathematical Reasoning

    - Science

    - Social Studies

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    For a South Carolina High School diploma, students are required to pass 24 units of coursework that meet a set of state-approved graduation requirements. Students entering the diploma program through Chester Adult Ed must have a minimum of 21 high school units that would apply towards a diploma as well as be fully unenrolled in any public school. 


    The following courses require an End-of-Course Assessment to receive course credit:

    - Algebra I

    - English 2

    - Biology I

    - US History and Constitution

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