Literacy & HSE Classes

Project Learn offers a wide range of classes, from increasing your basic reading and math skills to learning algebra and social studies in preparation for the HSE.
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How to Get Started

  1. Contact Us: Fill out this form to get in touch with one of our team members and learn more on the registration and enrollment process.
  2. Complete Registration: After you complete the inquiry form, you'll meet with an advisor to evaluate your current skill level and discuss your educational goals.
  3. Attend the two-day Orientation: Our orientation program, Pathways, will help you discover tools and resources for your educational journey.
  4. Take Classes: Our classes are taught by experienced adult educators who will help you learn the skills you need to reach your educational goals. 

Check out our success stories to hear from real people who benefited from our programs.

HSE/GED® Prep Services

In order to meet the literacy needs of Summit County residents, Project Learn provides free comprehensive reading, writing, math, Pre-GED® and GED® preparation classes to more than 1,000 adults each year. By focusing on developing critical learning skills and increasing confidence, these classes, which also include college transition and workforce development courses, help students prepare for the GED® test and beyond.

Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll and complete orientation prior to class placement. Please note: 16 and 17 year old students will have additional requirements to enroll in our program. Contact for more information.

About the HSE/GED®

Our GED® instructors provide students with remediation and assistance to acquire the skills they need to pass all sections of the test, including science, social studies, mathematical reasoning, and reasoning through language arts.

The official General Educational Development (GED®) test is a four-part test that measures skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. Since 2014, the test has been administered on computers and is aligned to Common Core standards. There is a heavy emphasis on critical thinking skills, and each section of the test has a variety of questions, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and short answer.

Each section costs $36, for a total cost of $144. Vouchers are available for first-time test takers, reducing the total price to $64 ($16 per section). Test takers must be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from school, if applicable.

Project Learn is an official testing site for the GED®. Tests are scheduled through

Test Sections

Reasoning Through Language Arts

The RLA test focuses on the ability to read and write clearly and to edit and understand standard English in context. Most of the texts are nonfiction, including academic and workplace contexts, and require some Extended Responses. The testing time for this section is 150 minutes.

Social Studies

The Social Studies test focuses on four major content areas: civic and government, US history, economics and geography. In addition to reading comprehension, the test assesses understanding of graphs and data, as well as problem-solving skills, in the context of social studies topics. The focus topics for social studies are development of modern liberties and democracy, and dynamic responses to societal systems. The testing time for this section is 70 minutes.


Life science, physical science and Earth and space science comprise the science test. Like the social studies test, science has a mix of texts and graphs for students to analyze. The focus topics for science are health and human living systems and energy and related systems. The testing time for this section is 90 minutes.

Mathematical Reasoning

The math section of the HSE includes both quantitative and algebraic problem solving, including number operations, geometry, probabilities and functions. Many questions are word problems that put math in the context of everyday life or the workplace. The testing time for this section is 115 minutes.