ABE Classes provide the opportunity for students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to enter the high school equivalency program.

We will help you increase your basic reading , writing and math skills. We will provide you with learning materials as we help prepare you to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), formerly known as the GED. To be eligible, you must be 21 years or older and live in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne or Yates county.

Simply show up at one of our class locations during class times and be prepared to take a math and reading assessment. For a listing of our class locations click here.

If you want more information or have further questions, give us a call at 1-800-527-1765.


Our High School Equivalency (HSE) Program allows eligible students to prepare and earn a high school equivalency diploma at no cost to you. HSE classes prepare students to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC, formerly known as GED).

As of January 2014, New York State replaced the GED (General Educational Development) with the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) as the exam used to earn a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES will continue to help adults prepare and earn their high school equivalency diploma. In the classes, instruction is based on the content of the test, which includes Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science. Students are given a math and reading assessment to determine their levels using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

HSE classes are available to adults 21 years and older who live in the Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates counties.To start classes, simply stop at one of our locations during classroom hours and let the teacher know you are ready to get your diploma!!

When you are ready to take your exam, we will help you fill out your paperwork and submit to the test center location of your choice.

For a list of class locations and times, click here. For more information on the TASC exam, click here.

If you have further questions, call W-FL BOCES at 1-800-527-1765


What is NEDP?

NEDP (National External Diploma Program) is a nationally recognized alternate way for adults to earn a high school diploma. High school level skills include writing, speaking, computation, problem solving, reading, critical thinking, and entry-level job skills.

NEDP is an applied performance assessment system. NEDP assesses and gives credit for the candidate's knowledge and skills. NEDP takes an average of 8 months to complete. Candidate’s skill levels and time constraints determine how quickly the program is completed.

Through this program, the student is evaluated in their competencies in eight content areas including Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic Literacy, Geography, History, Science, and 21st Century Workplace.

NEDP is a computer-based program so you must have access to a computer as well as basic computer skills to complete the program.

Candidates receive a New York State issued high school diploma upon successfully completing the program.

Who is NEDP for?

NEDP is for anyone who:

1.) Does not have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma
2.) Is 21 years of age or older
3.) Performs at a 9.0 grade level or better in Math & Reading
4.) Is mature and self-disciplined
5.) Has access to a library, computer, and other community resources
6.) Is able to keep appointments on time
7.) Has good problem solving skills

How the Program Works:

Step 1: National NEDP reading, math and writing diagnostics.

Step 2: Assessment and demonstration of academic skills.

Step 3: Demonstration of employable skills.

Step 4: Granting of Diploma!!

When does NEDP Start?

The program runs year round. Candidates are accepted at any time.

Where is NEDP Available?

NEDP Advisors are available in Canandaigua, Williamson, Newark and other areas by appointment.

**To be eligible for the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES NEDP Program, you must be a resident of Wayne, Seneca, Yates or Ontario county in New York State.

How do I get started?

If you would like to have an advisor contact you to begin the process simply fill out the information below.