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Welcome to Ms Kathleen Martin’s HiSET and US Citizenship Classes

Welcome to Ms Kathleen Martin’s HiSET and US Citizenship Classes at Beaumont Adult School Homepage!

I’m Kathleen M. Martin and I have the privilege and honor of teaching both the U.S. Citizenship and HSE (HiSET, equal to the “GED”) Prep classes here at Beaumont Adult School.

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin , then joined the U.S. Army the minute I turned 18 years old. I received great training in many military areas, but my primary job education and work upon graduation was in both dental (oral surgery) assisting for 3 years and engineering (cartographic/map making) for 4+ years.    

I graduated from the University of Maryland (at Heidelberg Germany) with a B.S. in Social Work/Psychology.  (I knew I wanted to help people.) I decided that earning a California Multiple Subject Teaching credential would allow me to offer folks some skills for success preventatively, so I completed my  credential at Chapman College in Monterey, CA. Since then,  I have taken courses at Stanford University and the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS), as I am proud to be lifelong learner.

When I moved to California from Texas, then Tennessee, I substitute taught in both Banning and Beaumont to get to know the districts. I really liked what I saw.  I have been teaching at BAS since 2005,  first U.S. Citizenship, then GED/ HiSET Prep. It is my “dream job” and I plan to teach here until I retire. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and my tortugas (‘land tortoises’), exercising (presently ‘Zumba’), playing tennis, hiking and swimming!  

We at Beaumont Adult School offer another life-changing year ahead with lots of language, citizenship, adult education, pre-college, and career learning available for the taking!



Do you lack a high school diploma?

Are you ready to take the first step toward expanding your opportunities for college or a better career?


Beaumont Adult School, 1575 Cherry Ave.,  can help you on your journey to earning your high school equivalency credential by passing the HiSET ® exam. Receiving this credential may help open doors that have been closed to you previously.  

We offer free HSET Preparation classes and administer the official test monthly.

Call 951-845-6012 today to get started!

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The path to your high school equivalency credential starts with you & ends with a test         

If you didn't finish high school, there is another way to demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate — through testing and earning your high school equivalency (HSE) credential.

What is a HSE credential?

If you left high school before graduation, you can demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate by taking a HSE test. Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a HSE credential.

Why is a HSE credential important?

If you didn't finish high school, you know your opportunities are limited. But with a state-issued HSE credential, you'll have the opportunity to advance your career, join the military, begin a training program or continue your education on the college level.

What is the difference between the GED® test and a HSE credential?

The GED® test,  HiSET® exam and the TASC™ tests are the three tests used nationally to award a high school equivalency credential. California uses all three tests to measure high school equivalency skills in language arts (writing), mathematics, science, language arts (reading) and social studies, and all three enable you to earn the same HSE credential.

How do I prepare for the HiSET exam?

Most successful test takers take adult education classes to prepare for the exam. There are also a variety of free and low-cost resources to help familiarize you with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience.

The resources include a study companion (a guide with tips and strategies on how to prepare for the HiSET exam), practice tests and sample questions.

What happens after I pass the HiSET exam?

After you've passed the HiSET exam, your state or jurisdiction will issue your high school equivalency credential — and you can be confident that your skills and knowledge are on the same level as a traditional high school graduate.


Why finish your high school dreams now?