We all learn in different ways, but now there's another way for students to get a high school diploma.
It's called the HiSet program and it's being offered through the Peoria Office of Education. It stands for high school equivalency exam. The HiSet is a paper and pencil test that meets the requirements for a GED. Test officials say not all students are adapted to computer technology, which creates a barrier. The programs goal is to introduce more people to a comfortable environment to get their high school diploma, and use it as a segway to a better future.
"I really feel like that is a springboard for them to go into the next thing in their life, and that it is important to have that success and know that they can and will be successful in the communities and hopefully will amount to a new job for them as they move on," says George McKenna, the Assistant Regional Superintendent
The next HiSet test is being offered on Saturday August 12 at the Knoxville Center for Success in Peoria.