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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. We offer reading/writing, math, science, and Constitution classes. Due to COVID-19, classes are offered online. A Chromebook and internet access to attend classes will be provided, if needed.

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

Admission Procedures
Fall registration is now closed. However, please complete the pre-registration form and we will contact you if more classes become available.

Para inscribirse en las clases de GED en español, complete el formulario de preinscripción y nos pondremos en contacto con usted.

Tutoring is available at no cost.


For more information, e-mail or call 847-635-1426.


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 are held online.

• Resident of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, or Niles Township
• 16 years of age or older
• 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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