High School Credentials
There are two options to earn a High School Credential:
- Attending the required amount of class time (High School Diploma)
- Passing 5 High School Equivalency tests (HiSET)
Our Academic Advisor can help you determine if a diploma or the HiSET (formerly GED) is the right credential for you. Contact our Academic Advisor:
High School Diploma
If you are an adult with a High School credential who wants to succeed in college, we can help you to achieve that goal. With the support of an advisor, you will develop a plan to improve your academic skills and prepare for community college or university.
The College Transitions Program includes:
- Skills assessment and testing
- Financial aid, academic, and career advising
- Classes to improve essential academic skills
The Learning Lab
This online lab provides supported online learning opportunities for students who wish to study for the HiSET or Accuplacer exams using online tools and support from staff, which includes people who have recently passed these tests themselves. An experienced educator will guide your studies and help you achieve your academic goals.
For questions and information contact:
As the largest and most diverse school district within the State of Maine, Portland Public Schools’ student body is representative of all socioeconomic groups including students experiencing homelessness and poverty. Given the unique and many challenges these students face, Portland we recognized the critical need for intensive support services beyond those that existed within the district. In response to this need, the Street Academy was created and administered through Portland Public Schools’ Adult Education Program in 1995, to work directly with the 16-21 year old homeless population who access and receive services for basic needs at the Preble Street Teen Center (located in downtown Portland).
The Street Academy ensures that homeless youth in Maine have every opportunity to thrive, grow and become productive members of their community through education and workforce training.