High School Equivalency Program

What is HEP?

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is an academic program designed to meet the special needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers in pursuit of the High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE).  The intent of the HEP Program is to assist these students in preparation and successful completion of HSE exams.  HEP will provide assistance for placement in universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational institutions, military services, other post-secondary activities or career positions.  HEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

What does HEP provide?

  • Classroom instruction, room and board, weekly allowance, transportation, purchase of the HSE  text book and school supplies
  • Tutoring
  • Career planning
  • Post-HEP assistance
  • Other services

Who may apply to HEP?

  • Any migrant or seasonally employed agricultural worker who themselves or whose immediate family:
  • Have spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months in migrant and seasonal farm work  or who are eligible to participate, or have participated within the preceding 2 years, in programs under part C of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
  • Is at least 17 years of age or older, or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
  • Has not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent
High School Equivalency Program  
500 West University Avenue | Graham Hall 206 | (915) 747-5567