Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program provides comprehensive educational and workforce development services to adults age 16+ to complete their secondary education through the attainment of a High School Equivalency (HSE) and gain valuable work readiness skills for a successful transition into employment.
The Adult Basic Education Program will provide pre-testing, assessment, case management, individualized instruction, HSE testing, work readiness training, career planning, and job placement. Students have their choice or pursuing their degree through the GED or HiSET test.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved two tests, the GED and HiSET tests, for High School Equivalency (HSE) credentials in New Mexico. Therefore, the credential is now referred to as a ‘NM High School Equivalency certificate’ rather than a ‘GED.’
degrees were awarded through YDI's HSE programs last year!
If you dropped out of high school or are considering dropping out, there are other ways to earn credentials that are considered equal to a high school diploma. A High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) is one option that you might consider as an alternative to a GED or traditional high school diploma. The HSE is a good option for students who haven’t had the chance to earn a traditional high school diploma. It’s accepted by most employers and colleges as a substitute for a high school diploma, so it will give you more opportunities in your career and education.