High School Credential Programs

We are pleased to offer your choice of two high school credential programs to best meet your needs. Our High School Diploma program allows you to take the classes you need to earn final credits to obtain your high school diploma. The second program is the High School Equivalency Test, known as HiSET®. This set of five tests has taken the place of the GED.


HiSET® Orientation, Rolling Enrollment

Open enrollment by appointment

No cost to Maine residents

High School Diploma Orientation

Open enrollment by appointment

No cost to Maine residents

Number Sense / Math Lab

Open enrollment by appointment

Mondays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Starts September 14


Open enrollment by appointment

Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Starts September 16

Financial Literacy

Open enrollment by appointment

Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. / Starts September 15

Independent Study / History

Open enrollment by appointment

Wednesdays 3  - 6 p.m. / Starts September 16

Writing: Preparing for Career and HiSET

Open enrollment by appointment

Tuesday   1  -  3 p.m. / Starts September 15

Thursday 3  - 5:45 p.m. / Starts September 17

Reading for Career and College

Open enrollment by appointment

Tuesday   3  -  6 p.m. / Starts September 15

To enroll in either HiSET® or High School Diploma program,
please call (207) 676-3223 for an appointment

High School Diploma Program

Getting Started
  1. Obtain your transcript, if possible. Call the guidance office at the last school you 
    attended and ask them to send your transcript to our office at 
    388 Somersworth Road, North Berwick ME 03906 or fax it to 207-676-2160.


  2. Call 676-3223 to make an appointment with our High School Diploma advisor. The 
    advisor will review your transcript and determine the credits you have already earned.


  3. Call 676-3223 to make appointments for placement intakes to determine which
    Math and Language Arts classes you are ready for.


  4. After meeting with the advisor and completing Math and Language Arts intakes, you
    will register for the classes you and the advisor have selected. Any class required for
    high school completion is free, but you should plan to pay for your books. Please be
    prepared to register and pay for your course immediately following the appointment.

  • You must meet with the advisor before you can enroll in the program.

  • The appointment will take about 2 hours.

  • If you have ACCUPLACER scores, please bring them to the appointment with you.

  • Our advisor is available by appointment during the day and some evenings.

  • The advisor can also help you determine if a diploma or the HiSET (formerly GED)
    is the right credential for you.


Once you are in the High School Diploma program, schedule a follow-up appointment
with your advisor in the month prior to each new term to evaluate your progress in the
program and plan your courses for the next term. You should also plan to meet with the
teacher, advisor, or director if any problems or difficulties arise.

If you have any questions, please contact our Academic Advisor, Louise Burns, at louise.burns@msad60.org or call 676-3223.

Earning Credit


One credit is earned for successful completion of any course that exceeds 45 hours. Credit is awarded on the basis of attendance and completion of class work. Be sure you understand the attendance policy for HSD students: if you miss more than two classes, you may lose credit for the course. Teachers of partial credit classes may require even fewer absences. All missed class time, including tardiness and early dismissal, may be counted toward absences.


Any credits you earned in a previous high school setting will count toward your requirements.


Out-of-School Experience


With proper documentation, up to six credits may be granted for out-of-school experience. This may include:

  • Work experience, on-the-job training

  • Apprenticeship programs, trade and business courses

  • Online courses

  • Independent study

  • Military service

  • Volunteer community work

  • Homemaking or parenting experiences


If you have questions, please get in touch with Academic Advisor Louise Burns by calling 676-3223 or email louise.burns@msad60.org.