HEP / High School Equivalency Program
Northern’s High School Equivalency Program Has Been Ranked The Best in the Nation for 2016.
HEP is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
The High School Equivalency Program @ Northern is an educational equity program designed to help migrant and seasonal farm workers obtain a High School Equivalency Credential, and transitional services for college, trade school, employment and the military.
NNMC HEP is a federally funded program through a competitive grant process by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.
Who is eligible?
Any migrant or seasonally-employed farmworker who:
- 1. Works or whose immediate family has worked at least 75 days during the past two years in agricultural activities related to:
- Production of crops, dairy products, poultry or livestock
- Cultivation or harvesting of trees
- Fish farming
- 2. Is 16 years of age or older, is not currently attending high school, and has not received a high school diploma.
HEP Provides the following services:
- Classroom instruction
- Instructional materials and books
- HSE testing fees
- Career and academic advisement
- Transitional services for college, employment and the military
- Social, cultural and educational activities
- Referral services
- Financial assistance available
- Have greater self-confidence, are likely to be employed full-time, and are qualified for greater responsibilities and promotions.
- Accomplish as much in college and technical training as traditional high school graduates.
- Provide a more stable family life.
- Influence the next generation to value education and take school seriously, especially those who are parents and grandparents.