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  • Options for 16/17 year-olds to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED®)

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    Students may earn a high school equivalency diploma through the Individual Student Alternative Education Program (ISAEP). This program will begin virtually for the 2020-21 school year.

    Program qualifications:

    • Students must provide a government-issued photo ID and completed paperwork by their school counselor prior to any pretesting.
    • Pretesting in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies and achievement of a minimum passing score of 125 must take place prior to enrollment.
    • Once enrolled, mandatory classes will meet virtually Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m. Prince William County and the State of Virginia cover the cost of the pretesting and the course study for each student.
    • Students have access to certified PWCS teachers who will assist them in their studies.
    • Once students demonstrate mastery of skills in a subject area, they may schedule an official test in that core subject. All four tests must be passed before the equivalency diploma can be obtained.
    • Final testing takes place at an official testing center. Students are responsible for the testing cost of $30/test.

    Visit the ISAEP Program webpage for additional information. You may also contact Christine Driscoll, coordinator for the ISAEP Program, at or 703-906-7053.