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Get Off on the Right Foot

Sometimes the best way to know where you stand is to take a test. Whether you have chosen to take the HiSET® to be college ready, you want to prepare for the ACT college entrance exam or you want to be ready for the math assessment test, we've got the support you need to be ready to go.

High School Equivalency Preparation and Testing (HiSET)  |  ACT Test Preparation |  You CAN Do College Math!


High School Equivalency Preparation and Testing (HiSET®)

Free HiSET® classes provide preparation for high school equivalency testing, as well as basic instruction in reading, writing and math.

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HSE Preparation

High School Equivalency (HSE) classes are available for Missouri residents who are 17 or older and not enrolled in high school. Classes meet twice per week for 3 hours. You must complete registration (see below) before you attend class. Classes meet from August through May. We enroll new students each month from August to March.

ELIGIBILITY: To register, students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in high school, must have a Missouri address, and must not be in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) Visa.

PLEASE NOTE: Children are not permitted in Adult Education registration or class sessions.

Limited Exceptions for 16-Year-Olds
  • Public school students who have earned 16 high school credits must provide two documents to enroll:
    • A letter from the school that includes the date the student dropped out.
    • A transcript or other official verification from the school that the student has successfully completed 16 credits of high school work.
  • Homeschooled students who have at least 1000 hours of high school level home education must meet the requirements of 167.031 RSMo for course instruction and have written permission of the parent or legal guardian indicating compliance.

HSE Registration

All HSE registration sessions for the 2022-23 school year will be face-to-face at St. Charles Community College. Students must attend a series of 2 registration sessions for orientation and initial assessment testing to determine HiSET® readiness prior to class attendance. This initial assessment provides information for an individual learning plan. You do not need an appointment to attend registration, but you must be on time and complete both sessions to be enrolled into a class. Early arrival is encouraged. HiSET classes will be offered both face-to-face and virtually, subject to availability.

HISET Registration Schedule
2022-23 School Year

Morning Registration Sessions (for morning classes)
You must be on time and attend both sessions

Month Time Location
August 8 & 15 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
September 12 & 19 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
October 10 & 17 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
November 7 & 14 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
December 5 & 12 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
January 23 (1 Day Quick Reg.)  9 AM-1 PM Library Building, Room 148
February 13 & 20 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148
March 6 & 13* 9 AM-12 PM Library Building, Room 148

*Last morning registration for the 22-23 school year

Evening Registration Sessions (for evening classes)
You must be on time and attend both sessions

Month Time Location
August 9 & 16 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
September 13 & 20 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
October 11 & 18 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
November 8 & 15 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
December 6 & 13 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
January 24 (1 Day Quick Reg.) 5:30-9:30PM Library Building, Room 148
February 14 & 21 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148
March 7 & 14* 6-9 PM Library Building, Room 148

*Last evening registration for the 22-23 school year

2022-2023 HSE Class Schedule

We offer both face-to-face classes or instructor-led virtual classes, subject to availability.

Morning Classes

Monday & Wednesday; 9 AM-Noon
Tuesday & Thursday; 9 AM-Noon

Evening Classes

Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 PM
Tuesday & Thursday; 6-9 PM

Integrated Education & Training Classes

**New Logistics class starting in January 2023!** Find more information below

To enroll in an IET class, students must be registered in an English as a Second Language or High School Equivalency class.

(Descriptions Below)

Certified Kitchen Cook 
Call 636-922-8411 for information

Certified Logistics Program
Wednesday; 6-9 PM (Virtual)

Digital Literacy
Call 636-922-8411 for information

Integrated Education & Training Classes

These classes may have a tuition charge and/or eligibility requirements. Tuition assistance may be available. Call 636-922-8411 for information.

Certified Kitchen Cook

ESL students will earn the Certified Kitchen Cook credential form the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) after completing 96 classroom hours and passing a certification exam. The class includes training in sanitation, food safety, use of kitchen equipment, and food preparation vocabulary. Students must assess through the ESL program with at least a high beginner understanding of English. 

Certified Logistics Technician/Certified Logistics Associate

An industry specialist will introduce students to the basics of logistics in CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) and expand on those concepts in CLT(Certified Logistics Technician to be successful in all areas of logistic environments. 

Digital Literacy

This class is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in learning computer and internet basics, providing hands-on experience that will establish a foundation skill set of digital competencies. Students will learn sufficient internet and computing literacy skills to enter current job markets or begin higher education programs. Classes will meet in the Technology Building on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Students will take three certification tests as part of the class.


Students can also prepare for the HiSET® online at http://www.molearns.com. Students in this program are required to complete an initial skills assessment. Following this assessment, students are emailed assignments to complete online. Students must return for post-testing when appropriate. The HiSET® test is not available online. However, the test can be taken on computer in the SCC Assessment Center or any certified testing center in Missouri.

The HiSET® website provides free practice tests for each of the 5 subject area tests. To take advantage of these free resources, visit https://hiset.ets.org/prepare/materials/ and select Interactive Practice Tests in the Free Test Prep Tools section for online, interactive practice tests or https://hiset.ets.org/resources/prep/ for downloadable practice tests.

HiSET® Testing

As of Jan. 2, 2014, the test of High School Equivalency in Missouri is the HiSET®.

To register for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®), go to www.hiset.ets.org. The HiSET® is a computer-based test made up of 5 subject area tests which are scheduled separately. HiSET® tests are normally administered every business day in the St. Charles Community College Assessment Center (636-922-8629) according to appointments created on the HiSET® website at http://hiset.ets.org/take/schedule. When you have passed all 5 subject area tests, you will receive a certificate of High School Equivalence from the Missouri Department of Education. The total cost for all 5 subject area tests is $98.75. Test retakes are available for a small fee. Test results appear in your account on the HiSET® website within 3-10 business days. Please see website for more information. http://hiset.ets.org/take/fees/

You CAN Do College Math!

Are you struggling to test into MAT 096 and beyond? Our FREE math program will help you move up the math ladder with a hands-on, personalized class designed to help you overcome obstacles that have kept you from succeeding in the past. Students work in small groups to master the topics they need. Build a foundation to master math!

Topics Include:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages

Math classes meet two afternoons per week.

Tuesday & Thursday; 1-3 PM

ACT Test Preparation

Statistics show that test preparation is the key to higher ACT scores. The materials for this program were developed by Cambridge Education Services and are used throughout the country with an extraordinary success rate.

Course Highlights Include:

  • Classroom lessons in ALL subject areas covered by the ACT.
  • Test-taking strategies.
  • Homework reinforcement modules that include simulated test problems.
  • Skill-building exercises including practice drills and remedial work.
  • Actual test simulation at the beginning of the course computer diagnostic assessment to identify weaknesses.

For available dates and cost, see Academic Achievement classes on our website. For more information, call 636-922-8233.

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