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
Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fall Term: Starts August 30, Thursdays 9am - noon
Spring Term: Starts January 17th
No cost to Maine residents
High School Diploma Orientation
Fall Term: Starts August 28/30
Spring Term: Starts January 8/10 & January 15/17
Tuesdays /Thursdays, 6-9 pm
No cost to Maine residents
Number Sense / Math Lab
Mondays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Starts September 10
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Starts September 12
Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / Starts September 12
Independent Study / History
By appointment after September 10
Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Starts September 11
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Starts September 12
To enroll in either HiSET® or High School Diploma program,
please call (207) 676-3223 for an appointment
High School Diploma Program
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.
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.
Call 676-3223 to make appointments for placement intakes to determine which
Math and Language Arts classes you are ready for.
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 or call 676-3223.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.