Jefferson Adult School and South San Francisco Adult School both offer high school equivalency exams. Jefferson Adult School offers GED and South San Francisco Adult Schools offers HiSET. Both are nationally recognized tests that measure high school skills and knowledge and, upon passing, provides equivalency to a high school diploma.

Students who pass the high school equivalency exams have the possibility to earn a higher income and increase employability in a competitive job market.

To sign up for GED preparatory bootcamp and/or take the GED test, call 650-550-7891 or go to the Jefferson Adult Education office (699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City, CA, 94015). To sign up for HiSET preparation and/or take the HiSET test, call 650-877-8844 or go to the South San Francisco Adult School office (825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080). 

Options for Obtaining High School Equivalency Certificate

Test Website:
Testing Location: Jefferson Adult School

699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City, CA, 94015

*Students must bring a picture ID*

Questions? Contact:  Lani Xiao (
  • Structured support systems (4-week GED boot camp and dedicated GED classes)
  • Four area tests that can be taken on the computer
  • Students receive immediate test results 
  • Exam is available in both English and Spanish
Boot Camp and/or Classes 
Step 1: Register for GED boot camp by calling 650-550-7891 or going to the Jefferson Adult Education office and filling out a registration form. Students should indicate that they are Skyline students and want their high school equivalency. 
Step 2:  Study online at home through GED Academy. Students would need to check-in (physically) once a week with a Jefferson teacher (apx. 30 minutes) to determine if/when they are ready to take the practice test. 
Or, they can enroll in a 4-week GED boot camp (if desired).
Step 3:  Take practice test.  
Step 4: 

Schedule GED test online ( and choose Jefferson Adult School as the testing center.
Take four tests. Test areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts
Costs: $140 for 4 tests or $35 each. Re-tests are $15 each up to 3rd attempt. After 3rd attempt, students must wait 60 days. Tests will then cost $35 and $15 to re-test.

Test Website:
Testing Location: South San Francisco Adult School
825 Southwood Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080

*Students must bring a picture ID*

Questions? Contact:  Nereida Angulo (
  • Flexibility for studying and preparing
  • Five area tests (pencil/paper format) 
  • Cheaper cost
  • Exam is available in both English and Spanish
Testing Process:
Step 1:

Schedule an appointment with counselor, Richard Mozzini by calling 650-877-8844.

He is available on Mondays and Wednesdays (8:30am-11:30am or 6pm to 9pm). Appointments take approximately 30 minutes or less. 

Bring HS transcripts (optional). Transcripts are usually only required if students want to get their high school diploma. Sometimes, it is more convenient for students to get the diploma depending on credits, especially if they have already taken classes at Skyline.

Step 2: The counselor will provide students with practice tests. The practice test will determine whether the student is ready to take the actual HiSET exam or not. If a student demonstrates they are not proficient in one or more subjects, then they must study the subject until they feel they are ready to take the practice test again.
Step 3: Register and pay for the Hi-Set onsite (South San Francisco Adult School)
Step 4:

Take 5 tests (paper/pencil format on Wednesday mornings or evenings).

Test areas: reading, writing, math, science, social studies.

Cost: $120. Re-tests are $20 per test/subject

Every subject is not offered every week but every week is dedicated to a specific subject. For example, one week may be math and the following week is writing. Results take approximately 1 week.