Enhancing the lives of individuals in the Bitterroot Valley through better literacy.

Have you ever wanted to transform your life?
Never finished high school?
Want to learn to read better?
Never learned to do math?

We can help ... and it's FREE!

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Who We Are

Because there's power in reading, writing, and math.

We help people complete their high school equivalency diplomas and gain basic skills to enter college and other training programs. A high school equivalency diploma adds an average of $10,000 a year to a person’s lifetime earnings.

We are a non-profit organization that’s been serving individuals in Ravalli County for 35 years. We receive county funding to pay teachers to provide classroom instruction and tutoring. We believe in helping students improve and transform their lives through education.

Program Services

From young to old, we have a variety of services to help you.

We serve those 16 or older and not enrolled in public school. We offer the following services:

  • High School Equivalency Test Prep (formerly GED and now referred to as HiSET). 
  • TABE: We give the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for enrollment and for those who need to qualify for funding for job training or other benefits. 
  • College Prep: We assist individuals who are preparing to continue their education, regardless of their type of diploma.
  • Improved Skills: We help adults and young adults learn to read, write or do math better so they can get a job or better job, enter college, or job training, or meet other personal goals. We help people so they can help their children with homework, attend Bible study, and more.
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Resources for HISET Students

  • Free classes or tutoring for HiSET preparation.
  • HiSET practice tests and study materials.
  • Scholarships for HiSET testing fees for everyone.
  • Assistance getting registered to take tests.

Wall of Fame

Our graduates range anywhere in age from 16 to 69. Their lives have truly been changed for the better. Here are some of our graduates who have experienced success.

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We appreciate the donations and help from people like you.

Every dollar matters and goes towards helping improve literacy here in the Bitterroot Valley.