High School Equivalency & Adult High School

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High School Equivalency & Adult High School

Finish High School or earn a GED® and Train for Careers!

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Earning a high school credential is one of the best things you can do for your career, your independence, and your family. Study with us to get expert support and specific coaching for your goals. We offer flexible scheduling both in-person and online, excellent teaching, personal encouragement, and accountability. We also provide scholarship opportunities for graduates to continue their college education at A-B Tech. Graduation is each year in June; make this your year to walk and celebrate!

High School Equivalency tests offered at A-B Tech include GED® and HiSet®. These exams are of equal levels of difficulty but have some differences. HiSet® tests are offered in a paper and pencil format and cost $15 each. GED® tests are offered on the computer at our secure testing center and cost $20 each.

Adult High School courses are free and are offered online through Apex software. Students interested in the Adult High School program must submit an official transcript from the school they previously attended in order for prior credits to be evaluated. For the best success, students should have personal access to a computer and the Internet.

We offer classes, independent study labs, and online courses year-round. Typically, students who make progress toward their goals attend at least six hours per week for at least three consecutive months. The more students participate, the sooner they graduate! During enrollment, students take placement tests in English and math to help determine their academic needs. Progress testing is given intermittently to inform students’ study plans and to evaluate the effectiveness of our program’s services. Students may take GED® or HiSet® exams as soon as they are prepared to succeed – no need to wait for group testing sessions or the end of the semester.

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Students who are 16 or 17 years of age must fill out a Minor Permission Form before orientation. Minor Permission Forms can be picked up in the Hemlock Building at 207 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801, Room 303, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For specific questions regarding the enrollment of minors, contact Kathy Hipps at (828) 398-7891 or kathyghipps@abtech.edu.

Take your next step toward graduation and call (828) 398-7433 or email AdultEd@abtech.edu.


  • A-B Tech Asheville Campus - Classes are offered on weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
  • Goodwill Training Center on Patton Ave. - Adult High School instructors and Access Center Career Coaches are available for advising, tutoring, and support with online coursework. A computer lab is available for students to log into Apex.
  • A-B Tech Madison - Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
  • Correspondence Course - High School Equivalency in the Community is a paper-based correspondence course you can take from the comfort of your own home. Work with an instructor over the phone and mail coursework, notes, and questions back and forth.

For more information, call (828) 398-7433 or email AdultEd@abtech.edu.