Posted here are all GED prep classes and test facilities in the Key West region and the Florida Keys. Florida is using the computer-formatted GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
GED testing is possible online and at certified GED test centers. If you want to read more about the online GED test, check below.
The test provides individuals that never graduated high school an extra chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
Testing happens at a level comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.
The GED® contains four subtests in math, science, language arts, and social studies that can be completed separately.
The GED exam assesses knowledge and skills at the high school graduation level.
Key West GED Prep Locations
Monroe County School District Lower Keys Center
927 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-293-1400 ext. 54327
Key West Career Center (CareerSource South Florida, Referral Only)
1111 12th Street, Ste 307-308, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-292-6762
Monroe County Detention Center
5501 College Road, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-293-7300
No public availability
Locations Around Key West
Key Largo Career Center (Referral)
103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 239, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 305-853-3540
Monroe County School District Middle Keys Center
3490 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone: 305-293-1400 ext. 54327
Located at Monroe County Library-Marathon Branch
Marathon Detention Facility
3981 Ocean Terrace, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone: 305-289-2420
Not publicly available
Plantation Key Detention Facility
53 High Point Road, Plantation Key, FL 33070, Phone: 305-853-3266
No public availability
Monroe County SD Upper Keys Center
89901 Old Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070, Phone: 305-293-1400 ext. 54327
Located at Tavenier Coral Shores High School
SW Miami Ad. Learning Ctr GED Classes
8855 S.W. 50th Terrace, Miami, Florida 33165, Phone: 305-274-0181 or 786 567-7226
For all Miami area GED locations, check here: Miami area GED Courses
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Key West Area GED Testing Center
The College of the Florida Keys
5901 College Road, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-809-3185
Miami-Dade Comm. Coll.-Homestead
500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030, Phone: 305.237.5198
Online GED Testing
To be able to take the GED test, there was never an online option. If you wanted to get hold of your GED credential, you needed to come to an official Florida GED testing center and sit for the four GED modules in person.
Well, that is now changing with the arrival of a new online GED test. An online proctor will guide you through the entire test-taking process. Check out this post: ‘Online GED test introduced,’ for more information.
Four Timed GED Tests
When the latest computerized GED test was introduced a few years back, all earlier test results had expired and could no longer be carried over. Students with incomplete testing results had to begin all over again and needed to register for the GED exam as first-time candidates.
The GED exam still provides the chance to acquire a second education credential but goes much further and also measures career and college readiness skills needed for further academic education and the contemporary workplace.
The GED exam version comes with four separate tests that cover:
- Language Arts (155 minutes and includes a 10-minute break. This test also includes a 45-minute extended response (essay)
- Mathematics (120 minutes and includes an on-screen calculator-allowed section)
- Science (90 minutes and includes a few short answer subjects)
- Social Studies (70 minutes)
Monroe County School District
Monroe County School District (MCSD)’s Adult Education program no longer administers the GED exam in Monroe County, but GED preparation will continue to be offered. Now, Florida Keys Community College (FKCC)’s testing center is the only location where candidates can take the GED tests in Monroe County.
The GED exam is completely computer-based; paper and pencil tests are no longer available, no exceptions. The Continuing Education Department at Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) now handles all applicants that can register for the exam at GED.com., or call 1-877-392-6433.
Detailed instructions on how to register online and schedule tests are available at MyGED, an online portal for all GED-related details and school descriptions and job market developments.
FKCC’s Adult Education will help you realize your goals. The GED credential allows you to access colleges and universities and will ensure you find a good job.
Monroe County Adult Education’s GED prep classes are offered throughout the Keys, just see above for locations in Key West, Marathon, and Tavernier. FKCC’s Adult Education provides English classes at all levels as well, and also Citizenship classes at several locations, and cosmetology classes in Key West.