What is the Spanish Bilingual HSED? 

Literacy Services of Wisconsin’s Spanish Bilingual High School Equivalency Diploma (SBHSED) program is an innovative approach to meeting the needs of adult English language learners in today’s world. Designed specifically for Spanish-speaking adults, it provides a pathway for those in need of a high school (U.S. grades 9-12) credential to gain academic skills, workforce readiness skills, and improve English language proficiency all in one place. This state-approved PI 5.09 program is based on the Common Core State Standards and the CSSO English Language Proficiency Standards, incorporating best practices for Content-Based Instruction in bilingual learning environments. The program emphasizes communication skills such as speaking, listening, and writing - in both English and Spanish - in preparation for post-secondary education and the workplace. Learners are assessed on classroom-based projects, not standardized tests, and are provided a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to learning that equips them with the skills needed to further their education and excel in the workforce.


Reserve your seat in this exciting new program


Strong Computer Skills
Experience browsing the internet, basic typing, creating documents, responding to emails, and using other online apps as needed.

Wisconsin Resident
Must be 18.5 years or older

Difficulty Testing
Or unable to pass the GED exams.

Test Level
Students will be tested as part of the enrollment process. Students must achieve an NRS 4 on a Level 3 TABE CLAS-E English Reading and Writing test.

Language Expectations
Even though classes will include a combination of Spanish and English conversation, reading, writing, and listening, students who wish to enroll should feel comfortable holding at least a short conversation in English. This means being able to listen and respond appropriately.

August 3rd - November 12th
9:00am - 1:00pm

Online and 

(as regulations permit)


Act quickly. Apply by July 29th!

Educators, use the referral form below.

Interested in enrolling? Contact us!

NOTE: If you call, we speak Spanish, but you should expect at least part of our conversation to be in English (but don’t let that stop you from calling!)

Patrice Vnuk

Caitlin Petersen


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