High School Diploma Options

  • Are you ready to earn your High School Diploma?

    The Adult Education Program offers two options for adults and young adults who are seeking to earn a Maryland High School Diploma. 

    GED Option

    The Adult Education Program offers classes to help individuals prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) Tests.  The GED Tests are national exams given by the Maryland GED Testing Office at sites around the state.  The Adult Education Program does not offer the GED Tests, but does offer preparation classes for the exams.   

    The GED option is a good choice for adults and young adults who prefer studying for and taking an exam to earn a high school diploma.  The GED Tests are challenging, and preparation is recommended.

     
    Go to: GED classes and GED testing

     

    NEDP Option

    The Adult Education Program also offers the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), a high school diploma option for mature adults who have significant life experience and can demonstrate academic competencies and life skills. Participants work one-on-one with an assessor to develop a portfolio which demonstrates mastery of the required skills. The NEDP is a good choice for adults who can pass a qualifying pre-test, prefer a more confidential and flexible environment, and are comfortable working independently and one-on-one with their assessor.  


     
    Go to: National External Diploma Program