Posted here is a complete overview of GED prep classes and testing locations in the El Cajon area. California uses two possibilities for High School Equivalency testing: the HiSET and GED exams.
The HiSET and GED exams are available in an online format and at state-designated HSE testing centers. Read more below.
The assessments provide persons who didn’t graduate high school another opportunity to secure an equivalent diploma. Testing takes place at a level that compares to that of graduating high school students.
GED® testing is exclusively done on a computer, while the HiSET® can be taken both on a computer and on paper.
The GED has four individual subtests that cover the subject of
- English Language Arts
- Science, including Physics and Chemistry
- Social Studies, including Biology and Geography
These four sub-exams can be taken separately and in any order.
The HiSET includes individual writing and reading subtests (so five in total) that can be taken separately as well.
If you want to read more about GED and HiSET testing fees and eligibility criteria, check out this page: GED Testing In California.
El Cajon GED Prep Classes
Foothills Adult Education Center (Grossmont Adult Ed)
1550 Melody Lane | El Cajon | CA 92019 | Ph: (619) 588.3500
America’s Job Center-East Region
924 E Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 590.3950
El Cajon Adult Center
1075 E Madison Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92019 | Ph: (619) 401.9750
East County Career Center (located inside the Public Consulting Group building)
151 Van Houten Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 873-9300
East County Transitional Living Center
1527 E Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92021 | Ph: (619) 442.0457
ECTLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides housing for the homeless and works hard to restore lives.
Adult Literacy Program Center (LEARN) (S. Diego County Library El Cajon)
201 East Douglas Avenue | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 588.3740
Career Training Native NetWorks (Southern CA American Indian Resource Center)
239 East Main Street | El Cajon | CA 92020 | Ph: (619) 328.0676
Locations around El Cajon (Cities by Alphabet)
Alpine Education Center
1860 Alpine Boulevard | Alpine | CA 91901 | Ph: (619) 588.3500
GED classes provided by Grossmont Adult Education
Camp Barrett Juvenile Corrections
21077 Lyons Valley Road | Alpine | CA 91901 | Ph: (619) 401.4956
Not publicly available
Descanso Detention Facility GED Program
7878 Campbell Ranch Road | Alpine | CA 91901 | Ph: (619) 659.5530
Unavailable to the public
Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Training Program
39 A Crestwood Road | Boulevard | CA 91905 | Ph: (619) 766.3236
El Centro Adult Education (Central Union Adult School)
2345 South 2nd Street | El Centro | CA 92243 | Ph: (760) 336.4500
For all El Centro options, visit GED Courses in and around El Centro, CA
Escondido Adult School GED Instruction
220 West Crest Street | Escondido | CA 92025 | Ph: (760) 737.8000
For all options in the Escondido area, visit Escondido Area GED Courses
Sylvan Learning of La Mesa
8366 Parkway Drive | La Mesa | CA 91942 | Ph: (619) 867.0552
Poway USD Adult Education GED Classes
13626 Twin Peaks Road | Poway | CA 92064 | Ph: (858) 668.4024
Montecito High School GED Classes
720 9th Street | Ramona | CA 92065 | Ph: (760) 787.4334/4306
San Diego Community College GED Classes
1400 Park Blvd | San Diego | CA 92101 | Ph: (619) 388.4600
For a complete listing of San Diego area locations, go to San Diego Area GED Courses
Grossmont Union HS District Adult Education Program
9368 Oakbourne Road | Santee | CA 92071 | Ph: (619) 956.4300
Santana High School Adult Education
9915 N Magnolia Avenue | Santee | CA 92071 | Ph: (619) 956.0388
Steele Canyon Adult Center
12440 Campo Road | Spring Valley | CA 91978 | Ph: (619) 660.9400
GED classes provided by Grossmont Adult Education
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El Cajon Area GED Testing Centers
From El Cajon, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Grossmont Adult Education Ctr GED, HiSET Testing
1550 Melody Lane | El Cajon | CA 92019 | Ph (619) 588-3500/3512
Chula Vista Adult Education (GED)
1034 Fourth Avenue | Chula Vista | CA 91911 | Ph (619) 796-7010/691-5622
Charter School of San Diego (HiSET)
3252 Bonita Road | Chula Vista | CA 91911 | Ph (858) 678-2029
Escondido Adult School (GED, HiSET)
220 W Crest Street | Escondido | CA 92025 | Ph (760) 737-8000
MiraCosta College Community Learning Center Campus (GED, Room 312)
1831 Mission Avenue | Oceanside | CA 92058 | Ph (760) 795-6685
Poway Adult School (GED, HiSET)
13626 Twin Peaks Road | Poway | CA 92064 | Ph (858) 668-4024
Montecito High School (GED)
720 9 Street | Ramona | CA 92065 | Ph (760) 787-4300
San Diego Community College-West City Campus (GED, HiSET)
3249 Fordham Street | San Diego | CA 92110 | Ph (619) 388-1873
All San Diego GED testing sites are listed <- here
Vista Adult Education (GED, HiSET)
510 Sunset Drive | Vista | CA 92081 | Ph (760) 758-7122
Check here -> for Chula Vista area GED Programs
Online GED and HiSET Testing
The GED and HiSET exams are now also offered in an online format. GED hopefuls must first score “green” on the GED Ready® practice test. For more information about the online GED test, check out this page.
To learn all about the online proctored HiSET exam, check out the page Online HiSET Test-At-Home.
GED and HiSET
The GED is scored on a 100-200 scale, and the passing score on each subtest is 145. So, your overall score must be at least 580 to pass the GED test.
In California, residents can also choose to take the HiSET exam to acquire their high school equivalency diploma. This alternative exam is still offered in both paper and computer formats and is cheaper than the now fully ‘digitalized’ GED exam.
State GED test centers have the freedom to decide which of the assessment programs they administer, so be wise and contact a testing center near you for possibilities.
To be successful at the HiSET, your minimum score on each subtest needs to be 8 (out of 20), the essay score between 2 and 6, and your overall score no less than 45 points, excluding your essay.
Last Updated on November 24, 2023.