Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Our GED© & HSED programs provide pathways for students seeking secondary education credentials, like a GED© or a high school equivalency diploma.

We offer a variety of learning methods to meet each student's unique educational goals. Class formats vary among sites, but may include:

  • One-on-One Tutoring: One or more 90-minute session(s) per week, scheduled according to student needs and tutor availability
  • Small Group or Classroom with an instructor
  • Learning Labs: Guided independent study*
  • Drop-In Tutoring*

* Scheduling and availability vary by location

GED© Prep

Instruction is tailored to help students reach advanced levels in language arts, social studies, math, science, and civics – one or more subjects at a time – as they work to pass each GED© test.

5.09 HSED

Students attend daily classes to develop secondary-level skills. Through contextualized instruction and individual and group projects, students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate required competencies. Program completers earn a high school-equivalent diploma. This program is available only to students enrolled in an ASE program; referral required. Click here for more information.

The General Education Development (GED©) and 5.09 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) are each issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction upon successful completion of either standardized testing or equivalent HSED programming. 

College/Accuplacer Prep

Instruction designed to help students prepare for college entrances exams and aid them in enrolling in post-secondary education. Additionally, students have access to career pathway advisors.

Training Ready Program

In partnership with WRTP/BIG STEP, this program helps students gain entrance into training programs for the manufacturing and construction trades by helping them build requisite reading and math skills. Referrals from WRTP/BIG STEP are accepted but not required.

To enroll in an Adult Secondary Education program, select a location:

Central

Downtown Center

Downtown Center - 555 N. Plankinton Ave.

Class Format

  • One-on-One Tutoring Only

Available Programs

  • GED© Prep
  • College/Accuplacer Prep
  • Training Ready

How to Enroll

Call (414) 344-5878 to schedule an enrollment appointment, which will include an interview and initial testing.

North Side

Downtown Center

North Division High School Learning Lab - 1011 W. Center St.

Class Format

  • Classroom
  • Learning labs

Available Programs

  • GED© Prep
  • College/Accuplacer Prep
  • 5.09 HSED classes

How to Enroll

Call (414) 267-5171 to schedule an enrollment appointment, which will include an interview and initial testing

South Side

Downtown Center

Layton Center - 1545 S. Layton Blvd.

Class Format

  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Classroom
  • Learning labs

Available Programs

  • GED© Prep
  • College/Accuplacer Prep
  • 5.09 HSED classes
  • Training Ready

How to Enroll

Call (414) 643-5108 to schedule an enrollment appointment, which will include an interview and initial testing; walk-ins are welcome

Meet ASE student, Donna.

Donna has worked to improve her skills for two years, experiencing both small victories and major setbacks, yet continues to this day with steadfast determination. In addition to studying for her GED, Donna works, raises a family, volunteers for cancer fundraising efforts, and advocates for those who struggle with a certain visual disorder (herself included). Every day, Donna arrives early to mingle with and provide cheerful words of encouragement to other students. Then she buckles down and gets to work, pushing through the frustrations of math anxiety, to work towards the goal of mastering this elusive content. If the frustration becomes daunting, Donna takes a break, hugs a staff member or a friendly tutor, wipes away the tears, takes a deep breath, and gets right back to it. She works through the moments of self-doubt with rock-solid determination, and her peers and tutors witness it every day. Donna’s tenacity and perseverance remain a deep source of inspiration to students, volunteers, and LSW staff.