Today there are 65,000 individuals without a high school credential living in Montana. Earning a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) is the first step in breaking the poverty cycle. It is the key to pursuing higher education, embarking on a career path, and generating a sustainable income.

Who is eligible?

Low income individuals, 16 to 80+ years of age, who are in pursuit of a HSE or who have been unsuccessful in achieving their HSE. You can download the application below:

What kind of support is available?

Our certified Alternative Education Instructor provides one-on-one, self-paced instruction so you will be better prepared to complete the HSE.

How much does the program cost?

Nothing, but you must be income eligible. Depending upon available funding, we’ll also cover your testing fees. That’s how much we will invest in you, but you have to do the hard part of putting in the work.

Where is Alternative Education offered?

Currently, our service is only available in Yellowstone County at 3116 1st Ave. North. However, we will serve students who are commuting from Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater and Sweet Grass counties.

Where do I take the HSE test?

The Lincoln Center is Yellowstone County’s testing site. The Lincoln Center is located at 415 North 30th in Billings.

What other tutoring services are available?

Tutoring is available for low-income, high school students for coursework, college prep readiness for the ACT, SAT, as well as drivers license written examination and remedial reading and math for all ages.

For more information:

Call (406) 247-4732 or Email

Alternative Education
Alternative Education

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