High School Equivalency

The High School Equivalency exams measure achievement in social studies, science, language arts and mathematics at the high school proficiency level. Free classroom instruction and free materials are available to persons who wish to prepare for the High School Equivalency exams.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved two options for the
High School Equivalency Testing
Select an option below for more information.
*Important to note: test-takers may select either GED or HiSet and pass a combined group of the tests from both companies to achieve the HSE diploma. 
This is a new change in Pennsylvania.

The Altoona Area School District is proud to be an approved
Pearson VUE Testing Center for GED exams.
Testing is located at the Altoona Area Junior High School, 1400 7th Avenue, Altoona, PA on the following dates by appointment and is scheduled through your personal account on ged.com
 Directions to AASD Junior High Testing Site - Map
Transcript and Diploma Procedures
Transcript & Diploma Sender Website
In an effort to enhance services for individuals who receive the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is transferring all of its diploma and transcript processing services to DiplomaSender.

​Effective October, 1, 2016, all Pennsylvania high school equivalency diplomas and transcripts for the GED test, HiSET exam, as well as those awarded through the 30 College Credit Option, will be handled by DiplomaSender. To request a copy of a transcript, diploma, or letter of verification of high school equivalency, visit 
AASD Adult Education Program
2212 6th Avenue
The ArtsAltoona Center Second Floor
Altoona, PA
(814) 329-0261 or
(814) 329-0253