GED Program

Adult Equivalency Program (AEP)

This program is commonly referred to as GED. It has three separate components with different requirements based on the age of the student.

Transitional Equivalency Program (TEP)

  • 16 years old sometime during current school year
  • on school roster
  • minimum 27.5 hours of instruction
  • state aid
  • first eligibility to test in July
  • work force prep component

Alternative High School Equivalency Program (AHSEP)

  • 16 and 17 years old
  • no on day school roster
  • minimum 12 hours of instruction per week
  • equivalent attendance aid
  • students have less than 12 1/2% the number of required credits for their grade
  • workforce prep component
  • first eligibility to test in July

High School Equivalency (HSE)

  • 18 - 20 years old
  • minimum of 6 hours of instruction per week but not more than 20
  • equivalent attendance aid

The desired outcome for students in this program is to pass the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Requirements set by the New York State Education Department.