Pathway to Success (GED)

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Pathway to Success (GED)

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice offers a High School Equivalency program (HSE), Pathway to Success. To be eligible for HSE, students must be at least 16 years of age. A professional school counselor will review their high school transcript to determine that placement is appropriate. If it is determined that it is appropriate, the counselor will complete a program admission form. For students under the age of 18, parental consent must be obtained prior to the student being placed in the HSE program.

Once a student has been enrolled in the program, he or she will use individualized plans to progress through the program and become test ready. The TABE 11/12 (Test of Adult Basic Education), along with the GED Ready Official Practice Tests, will be used to determine education plans as well as GED readiness. Students must meet the required 536 Reading score and 537 Math score on the TABE 11/12 before moving on to the GED Ready tests.

GED consists of four subject areas that students will be tested in: Math, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning through Language Arts. Once the student is eligible to take the GED Ready Official Practice Tests, they must score at least a 145 to be eligible to take the Official GED test in that subject area. If a student is under the age of 18, they must meet additional requirements as set forth by the Technical College System of Georgia. These requirements include scoring a 150 (or higher) on at least two of the GED Ready tests, 40+ hours of enrollment in HSE classes, along with the required TABE scores for Math and Reading.

Pathway to Success High School Equivalency program is available to students at all our DJJ Campuses. Since becoming our own testing center in 2020, students that have qualified for testing can be registered and tested at the facility in which they are enrolled. As of January 2022, we are very pleased to announce that we have transitioned to Computer Based testing for our HSE Program.

What happens if I lose my diploma and transcript, or need an additional official transcript for an employer?

Additional copies can be obtained online, through the mail or in person.  Replacement copies cost $15 and can be obtained by accessing the following link:

In order to redeem your HOPE Voucher to enroll in classes, please contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission by accessing the following link:

Holly Cannon
Program Coordinator/Chief Examiner
Phone: (404) 823-5062
[email protected]

Elinor Goode
GED Examiner
[email protected]

Locations Instructors Email Phone
Atlanta YDC Shannon Wilson [email protected] (770) 306-6610
Augusta RYDC Narissia Johnson [email protected] (706) 792-7290
Augusta YDC Tatyana Chester [email protected]  
Bibb County ETC Gail Smith [email protected] (478) 207-1401
Chatham County ETC Dallacey McCall [email protected] (912) 303-1900
Eastman YDC Brianna Hughes [email protected] (478) 374-6826
Gainesville RYDC Martrez Milner [email protected] (770) 531-4538
Macon YDC Cynthia Gilbert [email protected] (478) 752-1873
Metro RYDC Bettye Thomas-Gilkey [email protected] (404) 624-2333
Milledgeville YDC Traneshia Kitchens [email protected] (478) 445-3140
Muscogee County ETC      
Muscogee YDC Linda Williams [email protected] (706) 569-2861
Terrell RYDC Kelvin Pless [email protected] (229) 995-8540