We had 11 male inmates and 5 female inmates who received their HSE in 2017, which is an increase of 33% over 2016 numbers. We hold 1 class of ladies and 2 classes of gentlemen twice weekly; extra classes are added for test takers around exam time. In our HSE classes, our main emphasis is to prepare inmates to either take the HSE test or to complete course work so they can earn their high school diploma. We also provide career testing, preparation for the Compass and SAT tests, materials for CDL licenses and regular driver’s licenses, as well as extended math work as needed. Many students refresh their academic skills so they will be ready for college/trade schools when they are released. We encourage peer tutoring in the block from those who have passed the test. It is working very well and the tutors take pride in doing it.