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High School Equivalency (HSE) / General Education Development (GED)

General Information
Earning a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate opens the door to job security and higher education opportunities. We offer classes that prepare adult learners to pass the state-approved High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Due to COVID-19, classes are currently being offered online. A Chromebook and internet access to attend classes will be provided, if needed.

Resident of Illinois 16 years of age or older. (Ages 16 and 17 must provide a letter of withdraw/separation from their high school.)

Admission Procedures

Late-start classes begin October 24 and registration for those will begin in early October.

Please complete the pre-registration form to get started!

La inscripción para las clases de este verano está completa. La inscripción para las clases de otoño comenzará en agosto. ¡Complete el formulario de preinscripción para comenzar!

Tutoring may be available at no cost to actively enrolled students.


For more information on English or Spanish GED, email or call 847.635.1426.


Night 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 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays at Maine South High School. Due to COVID-19, classes may be online or hybrid.

• 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 Night High School office at Maine South High School at 847.825.7719 from 6 p.m. 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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