The Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program prepares qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency (HSE) credential. The ISAEP program fulfills compulsory attendance requirements for students who are at least 16 years of age and for whom an Individual Student Alternative Education Plan is written.


A student is eligible for enrollment in the ISAEP program if the student:

  • is currently in a high school
  • is at least 16 years of age
  • is at risk of dropping out of school
  • is not earning the required number of credits to earn a traditional high school diploma (at least 1 year behind)
  • meets the ISAEP academic entrance requirements below:
    • A student's enrollment requirements for the program include:
      • an initial school based or outreach services meeting
      • student assessment
      • 7.5 grade equivalent or higher on a recognized standardized measure of reading assessment
      • Achievement of 125 or higher on each of the four GED Ready practice tests
      • Valid Id (Government issued) or appt w/ DMV to obtain
  • chooses to prepare for the GED® test