HSE (High School Equivalency)
Get ahead by getting your High School Equivalency (HSE)
It is never too late to finish your education. The Door offers a variety of free programs aimed towards helping you get your high school equivalency certificate and move on to a career, college or a vocational/training program. The first step to getting enrolled in The Door’s HSE program is to become a Door member. You will then be referred to EPOCH orientation where you can figure out the best fit for you!
Adult Basic Education Program
The Adult Basic Education Program is a program that focuses on improving your Math and Literacy Skills. You must be between the ages of 18-24 and discharged from high school. This program is currently instructed remotely. Participants will have the ability to receive financial incentives. Students who are in this class tend to be successful and work towards a specific goal of improvement. This class meets from 11 am-1 pm Monday-Thursday on Zoom, and additional assignments on Google Classroom.
To learn more about our Adult Basic Education Program please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (347) 618-9726 or email Prangel@door.org.
Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program
The Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program consists of two separate components that focus on building literacy and math skills as well as Career Awareness Training. The cohort takes place over a 20-week cycle with ample time to improve our participants’ reading and math skills. This class introduces the world of Career Awareness Training and builds on the skills participants gain during academic sessions. This class offers opportunities for incentives and tutoring options. Participants must be between the ages of 16 – 24 on the first day of the program. Participants must submit a recent TABE test to determine eligibility.
The Pre-HSE Career Awareness component provides youth participants with effective and thoughtful employment information to prepare participants for employment. This portion of the program will integrate Academic Infusion to help support Literacy and Numeracy grade gains.
Our Pre-HSE students will work individually and, in a team setting to discuss work readiness topics. Topics will consist of Financial Literacy, Leadership, Soft & Hard Skills, and conduct Mock Interviews to name a few. Students will also participate in weekly A-Synchronous Assignments to help increase their career awareness knowledge, learn how to research, enhance, and improve public speaking and writing skills.
To learn more about the Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program enrollment please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (917) 829-1820 or email Prangel@door.org.
To learn more about the Advance and Earn Pre HSE Career Awareness Training component please contact our Supervisor of Recruitment and Partnerships Tiffany Pittman at (929) 358-6017 or email at Tpittman@door.org.
Advance and Earn HSE Program
The Advance and Earn HSE Program consists of three separate components that focus on building our participants’ academic skills to prepare them to take the TASC Exam as well as Work Readiness Instruction and Paid Internships. You must submit a recent TABE test to determine eligibility and be between the ages of 16 – 24 on the first day of the program.
The HSE Work Readiness Instruction component will prepare the HSE participants to earn industry-recognized credentials in sectors such as Food Service Industry (SERV Safe) and Computer Technology Software Programs (G-Suits & Microsoft Programs).
The Advance and Earn Paid Internship component provides a quality internship experience offered in multiple formats. All interns will be provided the opportunity to enhance their workforce skills and knowledge to gain and maintain employment. Participants will meet with their Career Advancement Coaches and Job Placement Specialist to work individually to develop self-confidence, explore different career avenues, and gain practical work readiness knowledge.
To learn more about the Advance and Earn HSE Program enrollment please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (917) 829-1820 or email Prangel@door.org.
To learn more about the Advance and Earn Work Readiness Instruction and Paid Internships components please contact our Supervisor of Recruitment and Partnerships Tiffany Pittman at (929) 358-6017 or email at Tpittman@door.org.
Arts Access – As part of our partnership with the NYC Department of Education, our EPOCH program includes a unique HSE segment for students who wish to pursue a future in the arts. If you’re serious about getting your HSE and having a future in a creative field, this is the right program for you.
In this program, you’ll not only take classes to help you study for and pass your HSE exam, you’ll also take artistic courses that will help you build a portfolio to use for applying to colleges, vocational schools, or jobs and internships. These classes take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the afternoon portion of the class, you can pursue and develop your creative interests – studio art, graphic design, dance, and more. Even our HSE classes will be infused with an artistic flair that fits your creative personality! Our unique program has seen students go on to many prestigious colleges and art schools, including Cooper Union and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
To learn more about the Arts Access program, contact Antoinette Washington at 212-941-9090, ext. 3237, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPOCH – The Door’s comprehensive career and education program to help you finish your education and gain job and life skills for your future. This program features two different paths, so you can choose the best option for you – one for young people who want to get their high school equivalency and a job, and one for young people who have completed their HSE or degree and need help getting into college or finding a job.
No matter which path you choose, you’ll get individualized support, coaching and opportunities to help you meet your goals, as well as assistance with transportation and other personal needs – all for free and under one roof. Our two pathway options are:
Infused HSE: This option will teach you the skills you need to pass your HSE test while preparing you for a career at the same time. Classes are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include HSE material, leadership development, and an opportunity to explore your career interests. Infused HSE students can also apply for in-house, paid internships and receive other stipends and incentives for participating.
CITE (College, Internships, Training and Employment): If you already have a high school degree or HSE – or if you need a job right now – this program is the option for you. Our coaches will help you get a job or internship, or get you enrolled in a college or vocational program. We’ll also help you develop an action plan – a must-have strategy for lasting success – and stay with you while you get settled into your new job or school.
To learn more about EPOCH, contact us via phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3368, or email us at EPOCH@door.org.
Part-Time Fast Track HSE
The Part-Time/Fast Track class is a program designed to take your TASC EXAM within a 3-6 month period. You must be between the ages of 19-24, have had at least a 9.0 on your TABE TEST, or you are a TASC EXAM re-tester, or have the requisite amount of Regents Exam exemptions.
To learn more about our Part-Time Fast Track HSE Program please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (347) 618-9726 or email Prangel@door.org.
We also offer HSE preparation at our Bronx Youth Center location! To learn more about our Bronx-based HSE program, contact Jessica Randall at 929-285-3198 or at email@example.com.