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*

NEW! We now offer Virtual/Online Instruction to support students at all locations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all in-person services and drop-in tutoring are temporarily unavailable.

* 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.

NEW! Online 5.09 HSED

Students attend scheduled online 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 any of our programs, complete an interest form online or call (414) 344-5878.

Locations & Services

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

North Side

Layton 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

Northwest Side

SSNC

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center - 5460 N 64th St.

Class Format

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

Available Programs

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

Waukesha

Waukesha Center

Waukesha Center - 831 N. Grand Ave., Second Floor

Class Formats

  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Classroom
  • Learning Labs

Available Programs

  • GED© Prep
  • College/Accuplacer Prep
  • Spanish/Bilingual HSED classes

Meet ASE student, Patty.

This past year Patty overcame tremendous challenges to complete her GED. Since achieving this long held goal, she has also gone on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and is now preparing to enter a Certified Medical Interpreter program. These achievements are testaments to Patty’s commitment to continue learning and growing despite facing incredible obstacles along the way. Organic to Patty is her love of and deep desire to care for people. She often goes out of her way to offer a listening ear and words of encouragement to those who she sees are struggling. Well-liked by fellow students, volunteers, and staff, Patty’s warmth and genuine concern for the well-being of others stand out as enduring qualities. Ultimately, she wants to become a nurse, an occupation in which her inborn passion to care for others can find its perfect expression. Patty’s commitment to learning and growth, persistence in the face of obstacles, and deep and abiding love for others serve as inspiration for all of us.