200 Old Colony Ave. Boston, MA 02127

Phone: (617) 268-1912 

Fax: (617) 464-7924

Center Hours of Operation

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Mon-Thur:     8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday:           8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday:      Closed

Sunday:         Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

 

Alternative High School Diploma (HSDP)

 

How do I apply for HSDP?

Contact Adam Berndt, Case Manager, at (617) 268-1912 x253, or email hsdp@ndecboston.org.   All applicants must:

  • Submit a copy of the most recent high-school transcript

  • Make an appointment with Adam Berndt, Case Manager

  • Complete an intake interview

 

What will my schedule be?

  • Classes are offered year-round, with fall and spring semesters and an accelerated summer period of two intensive sessions.  Classes meet twice per week for two hours in fall and spring; classes meet four days a week for three hours in the summer.

 

What types of courses do you offer?

One or more courses selected from the following disciplines are taught each semester:

  • English

  • History

  • Human Development

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Electives are also offered.

 

What is the cost?

  • Tuition is $400.00 per class. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. 

 

What are other benefits of HSDP?

  • Students participate in a weekly College and Career Exploration class with access to counseling and mentoring, workplace and college readiness, employability training, volunteer opportunities, and internships.  All graduates will have a portfolio of strong academic work, a resume, letters of recommendation, and a record of job and college applications.

 

What should I do if I have more questions?

 

 

HiSET Program

How do I enroll in the HiSET Preparation Program?

  • Take a Placement Test

  • Meet with Program Staff

  • Begin Classes

 

What will my schedule be?

  • Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (8 hours)

  • College and Career Seminar meets Friday, 1:00-3:00 (2 hours)

 

What types of courses do you offer?

  • Academic preparation for Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies HiSET tests

 

What is the cost?

  • There is no cost for classes.

 

What are other benefits of HiSET Preparation?

  • Students participate in a weekly College and Career Exploration class with access to counseling and mentoring, workplace and college readiness, employability training, volunteer opportunities, and internships. 

 

What should I do if I have more questions?