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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

During COVID-19 Closures:

Our HSE program, as described below, is now being offered remotely. To participate in these classes you will need access to a device (computer, laptop, iPad, or smartphone) and wireless service.

Why should I join?

Obtaining a High School degree is necessary to obtain most jobs, and is an achievement you can be proud of! Grace Outreach’s High School Equivalency program is designed to help you pass the New York State High School Equivalency exam, now called the TASC. Grace Outreach provides students with classes to help women pass the TASC Exam, schedules you to test when our teachers think you’re ready, and celebrates your accomplishment with an end-of-the-year graduation ceremony.

Classes

We help you schedule your exam date and give you directions to get there.

Taking the exam is FREE!

The Exam

The TASC has 5 parts: math, social studies, science, reading, and writing. You can choose between a morning or afternoon schedule, see below.

Graduation

Every year Grace Outreach invites family and friends to our annual Graduation ceremony! It is always a great chance to celebrate with family and friends!

Morning Schedule:

Monday-Wednesday:
9:00AM-11:00AM: Reading & Writing
11:00AM-1:00PM: Math

Thursday:
9:00AM-10:00AM: Career or Group Social Work
10:00AM-11:30AM: Science
11:30AM-1:00PM: Social Studies

Afternoon Schedule:

Monday-Wednesday:
12:00PM-2:00PM: Reading & Writing
2:00PM-4:00PM: Math

Thursday:
9:00AM-10:00AM: Career or Group Social Work
10:00AM-11:30AM: Science
11:30AM-1:00PM: Social Studies

 

High School Equivalency (HSE) 2021 Cycle Start dates

(The following dates are tentative and subject to change under certain circumstances)

5-Week Cycles

Cycle I : 1/19 – 2/11

  • Application deadline 12/20/2021
  • Intake period 12/21 – 1/15

Cycle II : 2/22 – 3/25

  • Application deadline 2/4/2021
  • Intake period 2/5 – 2/19

Cycle III : 4/5 – 5/6

  • Application deadline 3/18/2021
  • Intake period 3/19 – 4/2
Cycle IV : 5/17 – 6/17
  • Application deadline 4/29/2021
  • Intake period 4/30 – 5/14
  • GO closed – May 31st (Memorial Day)
Cycle V : 6/28 – 7/29
  • Application deadline 6/10/2021
  • Intake period 6/11 – 6/25
  • GO closed – July 5th (Independence Day Observed)

Cycle VI : 8/16 – 9/16

  • Application deadline 7/29/2021
  • Intake period 7/30 – 8/16
  • GO closed – September 6th (Labor Day)

Cycle VII : 10/4 – 10/28 (Advanced Session)

  • Application deadline 9/24/2021
  • GO closed – October 11th (Indigenous People’s Day

Cycle VIII : 11/15 – 12/16

  • Application deadline 10/28/2021
  • Intake period 10/29 – 11/12
  • GO closed – November 11th (Veteran’s Day) & November 24-25 (Thanksgiving)

Grace Outreach is closed for the holiday 12/24 – 12/31.
Programs resume January 3, 2022

Resources

This collection of grade-specific online study guides helps you with any academic subject. These study guides can also help your child with challenging schoolwork.

This online tutoring company provides customized test and lesson summaries for effective at-home studying.

FAQs

The Grace Outreach program has a $50 registration fee for our daytime program which includes a TASC calculator. There is also a $40 return fee for former students returning to Grace Outreach.

For more information regarding the TASC exam, visit the State Education Department’s website.