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High School Equivalency Program (HSEP)


The GED, High School Equivalency Program (HSEP) or high school equivalency assessment serves as the basis for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to issue the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE). TEA is the only agency in Texas authorized to issue the Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.  Tests may only be administered by authorized testing centers.


Current providers of the high school equivalency tests in Texas include the GED test through GED Testing Service, LLC; the HiSET exam through Educational Testing Service (ETS); and the TASC test through Data Recognition Corporation (DRC|CTB). Upon the successful completion of a single provider’s exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.


Hereford Independent School District uses the above information as the basis for its High School Equivalency Program (HSEP) at Hereford Center for Accelerated Learning (HCAL).


Additional requirements for a student to register in HSEP include the following:


  • Be a resident of Texas,
  • Have a government-issued photo ID,
  • The student is at least 16 years of age at the beginning of the school year or semester; at least two school years have elapsed since the student first enrolled in ninth grade; the student has completed fewer than 1/3 of the credits required for graduation under the district's or the open enrollment charter school's minimum graduation plan.


Information above is obtained from the website and additional information may be obtained at this website.