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GED® Test Prep Classes Overview

Rio Salado College offers GED® test preparation classes to help you earn your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma.  Classes are available to students ages 16 and older in a supportive environment designed for adults.  

The GED® test is made up of four subjects: 

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Students in Arizona must also pass the Arizona Civics Test to earn their high school equivalency diploma. Each of the GED® subject tests is available in English and Spanish and does not need to be taken at the same time. Rio Salado’s GED® preparation classes will help you learn the academic skills and test-taking strategies you need to succeed.

Earning your HSE diploma is the first step to continuing on to college. Rio Salado College will help you get there.

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Modes of Instruction

Rio Salado offers in-person and virtual, live-online classes, with morning and evening options available. In-person classes are offered at (multiple) community-based locations across Maricopa County. Virtual classes are taught live-online, through our Virtual Learning Academy (VLA), where you can log in at a designated time and learn from a live teacher with other students at the same time. Additional online study tools are available for both in-person and virtual, live-online students. However you attend class, you will be learning from passionate, dedicated teachers who are eager to help you achieve future success.

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In Person
In-Person / Face-to-Face

This is the traditional classroom format, where classes meet on campus in a face-to-face environment.

Virtual Learning Academy
Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)

VLA is comprised of instructor-led, live-online classes. You'll have the chance to interact with your instructor and classmates in a virtual environment. Your sessions meet online on specific days and times every week, just like an in-person class.

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