Teenage students

ISAEP Program For Ages 16/17

Due to the mandatory closure of all schools K-12, Prince William County School's 16-17 Year Old GED Program will resume September 2020.  If you have questions concerning the process you may email Christine Driscoll at Driscoce@pwcs.edu or call at 703-906-7053.

Prince William County Public Schools offers two High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) programs to meet the needs of both high school age and adult students.

This website describes the ISAEP program for high school age students between the ages 16/17 years old only. This program is part of the Prince William County Public Schools Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs (OSMAP).

  • The ISAEP coordinator for the 16/17-year-old-program is Christine Driscoll. For questions, you can reach her at 703.906.7053. If she is not immediately available, please leave a message. You may also e-mail her at driscoce@pwcs.edu.
  • If you are seeking information about the High School Equivalency Examination program for adults, ages 18 and above, please visit the web page for Adult Education or contact their office at 703.791.7357.

Students must contact their base school counseling office and complete a current registration form for the 2020–21 school year ISAEP program.

The 16/17 Year ISAEP Program is held on-line:

Days and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Students must attend the entire three hours on both evenings.

ISAEP Program Description

The ISAEP Program is a national alternative educational program leading to a HSE Credential for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Students enrolled in this program must be able to pass a comprehensive exam targeting specific curriculum areas in order to complete their GED®. Unlike traditional high school programs, there is no grading system used to build credit toward the certificate.

The student's success in obtaining the HSE credential is based solely on the student’s ability to pass the exam. Therefore, the major focus of the program is to prepare students by building their competencies in reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies to successfully pass the GED® test.

Students who apply to the program will be pre-tested using a reading assessment and a computer-based diagnostic program to assess their educational levels and deficiencies. Students must first score a minimum of a ninth-grade reading level on a reading assessment in order to take the pre-test. Students who meet the minimum reading level requirements will then create a MYGED® account and complete the official state practice test, GED Ready®. Students who score a minimum of 125 on each section of the GED Ready® will qualify for the program.

After the pre-test, students will begin the state-of-the-art, computer-assisted instruction specifically designed for GED® test. Through MYGED®, students will be given an individualized score report that will highlight objectives in each subject area in which students will require instruction. The program will then track the students’ progress through all of their sessions.

Students will also participate in teacher-led instruction in reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, social studies, and vocational and career planning.

To enable the student's ultimate success in this program, teachers will monitor each student's progress as the student proceeds through the program, provide one-to-one assistance or tutoring with students as needed, and review each student's progress monthly.