OJC Press Release ID: 2719

Monday, November 20, 2017


Bueno HEP High School Equivalency Accepting Enrollment for Spring Semester
 

The Bueno HEP High School Equivalency (HSE) program, located on the Otero Junior College campus, is currently accepting enrollment for spring classes. High School Equivalency courses are scheduled for Jan. 15 through May 17, 2018. Classes are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tutoring will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m.to 4 p.m.

According to Marion Morris, Bueno HEP HSE coordinator and instructor, anyone who is interested in completing the High School Equivalency program should register between now and Jan. 15, 2018 and complete the pretests.

“The pretests are aligned with the official tests. They indicate who is ready to take the official tests, who needs a bit of review to be ready for the official tests, and who needs classroom instruction,” explained Morris.

“The pretests also indicate specific areas that need work for each tester. Pretests are half the length of the official tests,” said Morris. She explained that reading and language arts is a 90-minute test, math reasoning is a 60-minute test, science is a 47 minute-test and social studies is a 33 minute-test. Morris reflected on her experiences, stating that students should take only one test a day and certainly no more than two in a day to achieve the most success.

To complete the High School Equivalency tests, a person must be at least 17 and no longer enrolled in High School. There is no charge for the instruction, tutoring, or for the materials. If a student meets certain BUENO-HEP qualifications, there are grant funds available to pay for each of the official tests.

BUENO-HEP qualifications include having someone in the family who have worked 75 days during the past two years in an agricultural related position. This includes any phase of farming, with the exception of working at the roadside stands. Also included in the qualification could be anyone raising and caring for livestock up to but not including butchering or packaging.

The Bueno HEP HSE office is located on the Otero Junior College campus in the Humanities Center, lower floor. Office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the remainder of November until December 21, 2017. The offices will be closed from Dec. 22 until Jan. 3, 2018.

For more information or to make an appointment call: 719-384-6848.

 

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The Bueno HEP High School Equivalency (HSE) program, is currently accepting enrollment for spring classes. High School Equivalency courses are scheduled for Jan. 15 through May 17, 2018. Pictured are members of Bueno HEP HSE graduating class of 2017. Back row left to right: Frankie Sanchez Jr., Myra Menz, Miguel James, Dustin Rhoades, Kyle Chambers, Emily Isbell, and Marian Morris, Coordinator/Instructor Front row, left to right: Alexandra Barela, Administrative Assistant, Cassandra Hernandez, Anna Armstrong, Catalina Herrera, and Monica Mondragon.