Rowland Adult and
Community Education

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Those who left high school without graduating now have the opportunity to earn a diploma in one of two ways: GED Test Preparation class or High School Diploma class.
  • Over 6,000 students have enrolled since 2001.

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    ASE/HSE Enrollment Procedures:

    1. Students desiring to earn a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) must make an appointment to meet with the Adult School counselor.
    2. All NEW enrollees must attend an Orientation and Career Assessment Evaluation (OCAE) PRIOR to registration into an Adult Secondary Education (ASE) class. The OCAE will take approximately 60 minutes and is computer based.
    3. Upon completion of the OCAE, the student will than be registered into the ASE program and based on their official transcripts and student need, the student will be enrolled into the High School Diploma Program or the HSE Preparation Program.


    High School Diploma:

    Upon successful completion of the High School Diploma Requirements, which is 205 credits, a student will be issued a High School Diploma for Rowland Adult and Community Education and the Rowland Unified School District.  Any verified high school credit earned is counted toward the 205-credit diploma requirement.



    RACE offers the GED as a way to attain your HSE. A student will be issued a upon successful completion of all four of the exams, which are:

    • Reasoning Through Language Arts
    • Science
    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Social Studies

    The pass score on each of the exams must be 145 points or higher. The cost per test is $35.00. Total for all four tests is $140.00.

    • All GED Test examinees will do the 2014 GED Test by computer only.
    • All examinees must register for the computer based test and make payment directly on-line at:

    To help prepare you to pass the, RACE recommends the following:

    1. Enroll and COMPLETE the 12 hour Prep Course
    2. Attain a Practice Score of 150 points or higher per practice test RACE has been administering the since 1980 and the students who have adhered to completing the Prep Course and passing the Practice Test at the score indicated typically pass the on their first attempt.

    To take the Test you must have one of the following:

    1. A VALID California Drivers License or;
    2. A VALID California Identification Card or;
    3. A Government Issued ID Card
    All GED examinees must register for the computer based GED test and make payment directly on-line. Click on the GED Logo below to register.

    GED testing services

    GED Test Dates will be on Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00pm
    starting on
    August 23, 2018
    for the Fall Session
    See the Fall Catalog for the exact date or check the calendar on the home page

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    For dates, times and locations of the ASE/HSE classes, please click here

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    Rowland Adult and Community Education is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students will be granted a high school diploma upon successful completion of all requirements. Credit may be awarded for previous schooling, work experience or military service. Students work at their own pace on individual contracts in a classroom laboratory setting with instructor support. A minimum of 10 credits must be taken at RACE before a diploma is issued.

    For graduation requirements please click here

    Call (626) 965-5975 for an appointment with the Adult School Counselor to develop your graduation plan. Or e-mail our counselor Joe Miraglia

    Counseling appointments:
    Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.