High School Equivalency (HSE)

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Classes

High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes are designed to ensure that students pass all sections of the HiSET®, GED, or TASC™ test. Saddleback College Adult Education offers HSE preparation classes at Saddleback Adult Education MV, on the Silverado High School (SHS) campus and at Saddleback Adult Education SJC, on the Serra High School campus. Classes are offered in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts, and are available in both English and Spanish. Exam preparation includes placement and practice tests.

All classes are open enrollment, meaning students can register anytime throughout the semester. Students may register in person at one of the following locations:


Saddleback Adult Education - San Juan Capistrano

(949) 493-0658
31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 9 PM

Saddleback Adult Education - Mission Viejo

(949) 837-8830
25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo
Monday - Thursday: 2 - 9 PM


For specific questions, please contact the High School Equivalency Coordinator:

Javier Corrales

(949) 493-0658 ext. 19004



    Click here to view the Fall 2019 HSE Schedule.

    Classes run August 19 through December 18.

      CUSD and SVUSD Graduation Requirement Change (CAHSEE)

      The requirement to pass the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Examination) as a condition of graduation was rescinded in January 2016. If you have received a Certificate of Achievement from a Capistrano Unified School District high school or from a Saddleback Valley Unified School District high school, you are now entitled to receive a diploma. 

      To pick up your diploma and copies of your transcript please contact: 

      Capistrano Unified School District - Ginger Hooper, CUSD Registrar, tel. (949) 234-9241, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

      Saddleback Valley Unified School District - Poonam Ganesan,   SVUSD High School Credit Recovery, tel.  (949) 837-8830, 25632 Peter A Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.