The New Mexico Higher Education Department has distributed 300 new Chromebook computers to adult education programs across the state to enable students to engage in online learning and work toward the attainment of a high school equivalency credential in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The computers, which were issued during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, are available for use by students in any of the 24 state-sponsored adult education programs operating across the state, Most adult education programs have shifted to distance learning in light of the COVID pandemic.
In addition, the New Mexico Higher Education Department will provide vouchers, waiving the cost of testing for New Mexico residents wishing to take the HISET or GED exams, the two approved high school equivalency tests in New Mexico. Normally, the tests can cost between $50 and $80 for all required subjects. Students can submit a voucher application at
Services to New Mexicans in need of a high school equivalency credential and Eligible students age 16 and older can receive instruction in core subject areas, and many programs also provide English as a Second Language courses.
Adult education programs also help parents and caregivers support their children’s learning needs more effectively, which could be crucial for families struggling to support children’s schooling at home in the COVID environment. For more information about New Mexico adult education programs and services, go to hed.state.nm.us or call 5054768437