Adult Education



      GED Classes are Monday through Thursday 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

      Adult education offers individuals 20 and older a chance to earn a GED. We also provide ABE (adult basic education) classes for individuals that are not quite ready to take their GED tests without some math and writing practice and review. Classes are offered 4 nights a week and free transportation and childcare (2 nights a week) is offered to our students. We are also offering additional events for our adult participants to suggest some direction after they earn their GED. We have Kirtland Community College, Baker College, Armed Forces, Mid Michigan Community College, and MI Works currently scheduled to come in and share information on what to do after you earn your GED. Weekly attendance is required. Contact our program at 422-6161 for any additional information.

      *Once you earn your GED, you are no longer eligible to receive a high school diploma.

      New GED Test

      The GED test is changing January 2014! It will be more demanding and will be computer based, given only at approved test centers. 


      Are you 20 and older and still want to earn your high school diploma? We offer high school completion to adults

      who are close to meeting the State’s graduation requirements. Stop in for more details. 

    2013/14 GED Testing Dates

    October 2nd & 16th

    November 6th & 20th

    December 4th & 18th

    January 2014 is the new test.  
    Tests are scheduled online at our Official Pearson Test Center.

    More information about our program!

    • Earn your GED-available to anyone 18 and older without a high school diploma.
    • Adults Basic Education (ABE) is available to anyone who would like to obtain a GED but needs assistance in bringing up their reading, writing, and math skills before taking the test.
    • Offered five nights a week.  Monday through Friday from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • The Houghton Lake Community Education Program is one of Michigan’s official General Education Development Testing Centers.  The General Education Development Test (GED) is commonly referred to as the High School Equivalency Test. It consist of five parts: Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Reading, and Mathematics.  
    • Persons must be 18 years of age or older to qualify for GED testing. GED and Adult Basic Education classes will be offered in the evenings only.  You must bring in a picture ID and your Social Security card when registering for classes.
    • Students who attend GED prep classes are allowed to take the tests free of charge.  If students do not want to take the prep classes, they will be charged $45.00 for each subject area test.
    • Childcare is provided free of charge to all GED/ABE students while they attend class.
    • Do you need a way to and from class?  HLCE will pay for rides to and from class on the Roscommon County Mini-Bus.