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We offer two programs: High School Equivalency (GED) and Evening High School.

High School Equivalency (GED)

General Information

We can help you prepare for the High School Equivalency exams. Passing the High School Equivalency tests enables a student to earn credentials that are accepted by most employers and schools.

Resident of Cook County and 17 years of age or older. (Age 16: call the GED office at 847-635-1426 for specific requirements.)

Admission Procedures

To register, please complete the application and also e-mail or call 847.635.1426.

Tutoring is available at no cost.


Evening High School

General Information

Students who are not currently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program may obtain a high school diploma by attending evening classes at Maine South High School.

• Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized instruction
• Classes are typically held two times each week from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays at Maine South High School. However, due to COVID-19, classes may be held online.


• Resident of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, or Niles Township
• 17 years of age or older; call a counselor for further information.
• Not presently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program
• Evanston, Maine and Niles residents: Apply to your high school principal for special permission to enroll.

Admission Procedures

Call the Evening High School office at Maine South High School, 847-825-7719 from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to set up an appointment. During daytime hours, call Tim Pappageorge at Maine West, 847-827-6176 (ext. 5739) or the Adult Education Department at 847-635-1426.

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