HEP / High School Equivalency Program
Accepting applications for 2021-2022. Classes are only 6 weeks!
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.
Who is eligible?
Any migrant or seasonally-employed farmworker who:
- 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
- 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.