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About NEDP®

The program covers many areas of learning well. I was able to apply my life experience while working through the tasks, which I found a fair way to access my knowledge. It motivated me to explore more information while searching for the required data during exercises.


  • A high school diploma program for adults and out-of-school youth that incorporates hands-on learning to prove high school-level skills.
  • The NEDP changes lives – nearly 80 percent of graduates agreed that the NEDP helped them in their job.
  • This flexible, self-directed program allows participants to engage in activities that have real-world relevance. If you have ever

    • interviewed for a job
    • rented or owned a home
    • searched online
    • voted
    • compared products
    • opened a bank account

    the NEDP could be right for you!

  • Offers assessment accommodations for those with documented disabilities
  • Usually completed in six to twelve months


Foundation Skills and Core Subjects
21st Century Themes in Context Areas
Self-Efficacy Skills
 Reading  21st Century Workplace
 Writing  Cultural Literacy
 Mathematics  Civic Literacy and Community Participation
 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
 Information and Communication Technology  Health Literacy
 Goal-Setting and Time Management
 Financial Literacy and Consumer Awareness
 Media Literacy
 Learning to Learn
 Working Independently
 Geography and History


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