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Guidance Specialists

 
At HBAS we have a Guidance Specialist who serve the Adult Secondary Education (ASE) students. ASE includes the High School Diploma and High School Equivalency (GED) programs. The main roles of our Guidance Specialist is to evaluate transcripts for new students and advise in choosing the appropriate course of study.
 
 
 
Tammy Asaki is based at our Westminster Mall Learning Center and Melissa Alarcon is based in our BESST Center.
 
Their ongoing services include class selection and registration, scheduling, goal monitoring, grade recording, and record keeping. Guidance Specialists also fulfill requests for student records including transcripts, GPA verifications, and proof of enrollment/attendance. 
 
A High School Diploma is earned by completing credits in specific academic areas. The HBAS graduation requirement is 155 credits. The GED is a series of subject area tests, after passing all four subjects (Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math) students will earn a High School Equivalency Certificate.
The HBAS High School Diploma Program is a hybrid program, meaning students will complete their coursework both online and on campus. The majority of the coursework is completed online, however students who have attendance less than 7 hours a week (over 3 week average) will be placed in a tier that requires in-person attendance. 
 
For more information please check below for How Often Do I Need To Attend Class. 
The HBAS GED Program is a hybrid program, meaning students will complete their subject preparation both online and on campus.The majority of the coursework is completed online, however students who have attendance less than 7 hours a week (over 3 week average) will be placed in a tier that requires in-person attendance. 
 
For more information please check below for How Often Do I Need To Attend Class. 

A High School Diploma is earned by completing credits in specific academic areas. The HBAS graduation requirement is 155 credits.

The GED is a series of subject area tests, after passing all four subjects (Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math) students will earn a High School Equivalency Certificate. Please visit GED.com for more detailed information.

The High School Diploma and GED Preparation courses are free! There is a fee for each GED subject test; however, qualifying HBAS students can earn a voucher to test for free.

Classes are offered at the Westminster Mall 1025 Westminster Mall Space 1017A, Westminster 92683 and at the BESST Center in Costa Mesa 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa 92627.

HBAS makes every effort to provide our student with flexible class schedules, which is why we offer morning and evening classes.

We found that students are most successful when they spend at least 7 hours a week on their classes (in-person/remote). Students who spend less than 7 hours over a 3 week average will be invited to spend a few hours on our campus. 

 

Tier System

Tier 1.) Students who spend less than 1 hour of online attendance in a week will be required to come in 4 hours a week. 
 
Tier 2.) Students who spend between 1 - 7 hours of online attendance in a week will be required to come in 2 hours a week. 
 
Tier 3.) Students who spend 7 or more hours of online attendance in a week may work remotely, but are always welcome to come in to study or talk to their teacher. 
 
During this time students will have the opportunity to get one on one instruction, get feedback, take tests, and discuss their progress with their instructor.

Our learning center welcomes all students from Monday - Thursday from 10:00AM to 7:30PM. Due to CDC guidelines and school policy, we require all students to wear a mask upon entry.  
 
 
All new students must go through our Enrollment, Orientation, and Assessment process (EOA). Click here toget started. Please be on time and bring your transcripts.
Transcript RequestsDiploma RequirementsGED Test Subjects and Cost
Tammy Asaki

1025 Westminster Mall Spc. 1017A, Westminster, 92683 
(714) 592-1005 x 49422 
tasaki@hbas.edu

 

Guidance Hours (appointment required for new students) 

Monday/Thursday 

     8:30am - 4:00pm  

Tuesday/Wednesday

10:00am – 6:30pm

Friday 

8:30am – 12:00pm 

 

Melissa Alarcon

Melissa

2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa, 92627
Office: Room 120 

(949) 515-6717

malarcon@hbas.edu

 

Guidance Hours (appointment required for new students) 

Monday/Thursday 

     8:30am - 4:00pm  

Tuesday/Wednesday

10:00am – 6:30pm

Friday 

8:30am – 12:00pm