High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Program

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Adult Education

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s Adult Education Department offers a variety of services that support individuals in improving their academic skills, earning a high school level credential and gaining employment.

Using an initial assessment, we’ll help you access your best route to a high school level credential.  From there, we’ll work together to create your personalized education plan.

5.09 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Program — Milwaukee and Racine

Offered in Milwaukee and Racine, our Department of Public Instruction approved 5.09 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) program is based on schoolwork, rather than testing.

  • Engaging virtual  instruction online
  • 12 hours per week for 20 weeks (Milwaukee) or 15 weeks (Racine)
  • Morning and evening class schedules available Monday thru Thursday
  • Classes offered in English and Spanish
  • Workforce focused using real-life applications
  • Earn HSED and National Career Readiness Certification simultaneously
  • College resources for further academic opportunities

Want to get started?  Sign up for an information session below that works with your schedule.

Milwaukee: Thursdays at 9am or 1pm  SIGN UP

Racine: Thursdays at 10am  SIGN UP 

Racine (Evening): Mondays at 5:30pm  SIGN UP


Contact Us

Milwaukee adult education information sessions are currently held online every Thursday.  Choose either time and join us.  Complete the interest form to receive orientation details.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Contact: Janita (414) 267-3297

Racine education information sessions are held on Thursdays and Mondays. Complete the interest form to receive orientation details.

Racine County Workforce Solutions Adult Education Center
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
For English: Tammy (262) 898-5532 | TSeleski@ywcasew.org

Gateway Technical College | Racine Campus – Racine Building 220
1001 S. Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
En Espanol: Gualadupe Badillo (262) 564-2403 | badillog@gtc.edu






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