High School Equivalency Program

Our primary goal is to serve migrant and seasonal farm workers with a High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation and support services. Every student enrolled in the program will receive 80 hours of direct instruction (English or Spanish) within each of the five content areas of Language Arts, Reading & Writing, Social Studies, Sciences and Mathematics. 

The HEP Alliance Program is a 5-year grant that serves 150 students annually. The high academics and preparedness help every student enrolled pass the rigor of the four official exams to secure their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). All courses are aligned with Common Core State Standards and STEM curriculum.

To join our program, please have the following eligibility requirements:

  • 16 years or older (applicant under 19 must obtain a release from their school district).
  • Lack a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Applicant or immediate family members living in the same household that has worked a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farm worker.
  • Be assessed at or above a 9th grade level of education.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License/Identification Card, Tribal Identification or a Valid Passport.

Classes are held at three convenient locations to meet the needs of our community:

Heritage University
3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA  98948
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sunnyside Satellite (Aspire Education and Training Center)
505/411 E. Decatur Ave.,
Sunnyside, WA  98944
Monday – Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Granger (Radio KDNA)
121 Sunnyside Ave.,
Granger, WA  98932
Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call the HEP program at 509. 865.0736. Heritage University’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is funded by the Office of Migrant Education.