High School Equivalency Prep Class

Our HSE-Prep class covers reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Study guides and materials are provided for each student in each area of study. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and center on learning how to think critically, calculate, convert units, and complete various problems.

Students will be asked to find mean, use functions, find integer, solving polynomial equations, etc. Arming students with mathematical terminology and basic operation will increase their chances of understanding the math concept they need to use to solve the problem.

During the reading portion of TASC, students will be asked to identify verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. Having an understanding of the various parts of speech will also aid students for their composition of their essay. Understanding how to read story problems will greatly help students solve problems.

Being able to understand each shape, and how to calculate the measurement of each shape is key to the math portion of the TASC.  Nearly every math problem posed in the TASC involves an equation. Giving students a breakdown on how to solve equations, how to write/read equations, and what the alphabet in math really means.

Students will need an understanding on how to read charts and graphs to answer questions involving math, science, and social studies. There are a few maps illustrated throughout the TASC. To be able to answer the questions, it is imperative to understand the components of map reading, such as the key.


Tuesday’s Schedule- English and Social Studies



-Parts of Speech and Punctuation

-What is found in reading passage


-Government Vocabulary


1-17-17 -Parts of Speech cont.

-Sentence Structure and Topic Sentences

-Geography cont.

-Reading Charts and Graphs

1-24-17 -Subjects and Objects

-Types of Sentences

-Reading practice

-Government policies

-Current Issues

2-7-17 -Reading through test passages

-Topic Sentences cont.

-Gathering information for essays

-Titles of charts




2-14-17 -Text Structure

-Five paragraph structure of an essay


-Sequence of events


2-21-17 -TEST CLUES (entire lesson)
3-7-17 -Complete Sentences and Clauses

-Where to find sources

-Intro and Conclusion for essays

-Compare and Contrast

-Cause and effect

3-14-17 -Verb tenses and agreement

-“Out loud” reading practice

-Fact v Opinion

-Values v beliefs


3-21-17 -Grammar lesson

-Typical Paragraph form

-Flow of essays

-Reading cartoons

-Application reading



Thursdays’ Schedule- Math and Science

Jan 5 Math: Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts/Mathematical Terminology

Science: Introduction to the scientific method and Genetics/Life Science terminology

Jan 12 Math: Multiplication/division of whole numbers and using multiplication/division in story problems. How to understand and solve story problems

Science: Categories of Living things and Balance in Nature

Jan 19 Math: Operations and story problems with negative numbers

Science: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

Jan 26 Math: Operations with percentages, decimals, and fractions.

Science: Natural Selection and Adaptations.


Feb 2 Math: Ratios and Rates. Math Review

Science: Introduction to the Cell and Genetics

Feb 9 Math: Shapes, Angles, and Basic Geometry

Science: Review of Life Science Topics

Feb 16 Math: Reading a Graph.

Science: Intro to Earth and Space Science/Terminology

Feb 23 Math: Understanding Basic algebra.

Science: The Solar System

Mar 2 Math: Elementary polynomials and writing polynomials

Science: Land and Air on Earth

Mar 9 Math: Writing Equations and Inequalities in mathematics. Review

Science: The Earth’s Weather and Climate and Water Cycle

Mar 16 Math: Elementary Unit Conversions

Science: Pollution and Environmental Concerns

Mar 23 Math: Algebra Story Problems

Science: Review of Earth Space Topics

Mar 30 Math: Coordinate Relationships and Graphing.

Science: Intro to Physical Science and Terminology

Apr 6 Math: Linear Equations

Science: Matter, Molecules, and More

Apr 13 Math: Independent and Dependent Variables and Functions

Science: Motion and Forces

Apr 20 Math: Surface area. Review

Science: Temperature and Energy

Apr 27 Math: Pythagorean Theorem

Science: Review of Physical Science




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