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 (HSE) testing program.
The HSE 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, literacy, and social studies that you need to complete in maximally two years.
Online GED testing is not possible. When you see a website offering this option you can be certain that the site is fraudulent.
Key West GED prep locations
Monroe County School District (MCSD Adult Education)
241 Trumbo Road, Key West FL 33040, Phone: 305-293-1400 ext. 54327
Monroe County School Board-Key West
2100 Flagler Ave | Key West | FL 33040 | 305-293-1549
Key West Career Center (CareerSource South Florida)
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
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Locations around Key West
Key Largo Career Center
103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 239, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 305-853-3540
Monroe County School District (Marathon)
3400 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone: 305-289-238
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
Upper Keys Adult Education Center
91641 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070, Phone: 305-853-3222 ext. 56385
SW Miami Ad. Learning Ctr GED Classes
8855 S.W. 50th Terrace, Miami, Florida 33165, Phone: 305-274-0181
For all Miami area GED locations here: Miami area GED Courses
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Key West area GED testing center
Florida Keys Community College *)
5901 College Road, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-296-9081
Also worth checking: Naples GED Classes
Who is the GED exam for?
The GED (General Education Development) exam is for adults who did not finish high school and gives them one more chance to acquire a comparable diploma.
The diploma or certificate that you are awarded when you successfully complete the computer-based GED exam is all across America accepted as the equivalency to a regular high school diploma by virtually all employers, government agencies, businesses, and colleges.
Is there an online GED exam?
No. You cannot take the four GED subtests via the internet. You must come to an official GED testing site to sit for the four tests, but you have the liberty to take each test at the time you are ready for it. You can very well prepare online for the examination, but the actual tests are NOT available online, and websites that claim otherwise are a scam!
Online learning is perfectly okay, and you are welcome to take a closer look at this website’s totally free online GED instruction program.
The GED exam
GED Testing Service, the owner of the GED program, is a cooperation of ACE (The American Council on Education) and the leading assessment firm Pearson. The company has nationwide introduced a new model of the GED exam a few years ago.
This was the most significant modification the GED ever went through in its more than seven decades of existence and the GED exam is aligned with Common Core curricula that are adopted by practically all states to improve college and career readiness.
GED price tag
The exam has entirely shifted from paper-based testing to a computer-formatted model, the number of tests has been reduced to four, and the price tag of the GED exam was raised to $128 for all tests, so $32 per individual test. There is no need to take all the tests at once. You can sit for one subtest, and pay for just that one test, whenever you feel well prepared. Your test scores will be valid for two years from the time of your first registration.
The four GED tests
The four testing subjects of the GED exam are literacy, math, science, and social studies. The organization’s website, GED.com, will inform you perfectly well on the new exam, and you need to register at MyGED to schedule your examinations and discover a guiding path through all processes.
Here you also can find a great deal of information on institutions of higher education and their courses and programs, as well as useful career tips and job market developments.
About Key West
Key West (population 25,000) is the southernmost city in the continental U.S. and is situated closer to Cuba than to Miami. The town offers great architectural and cultural diversity, and historical beauty and climate are stunning.
Key West has many palm-lined streets was home to some famous people such as Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffett, who found inspiration for its Cuban and Bahamian heritage.
Key West offers quite a few historic attractions that are easily reached without using your car. You can visit the centuries-old Spanish galleon “Nuestra Señora de Atocha”, or check out Hemingway’s Key West house which is a national literary landmark and a fine museum.
Key West is a great place for outdoor activities, including diving, fishing, and more water sports, and offers great golf courses. It is a sightseeing and shopping paradise and you really should be at the sunset celebration that is held each evening at the city’s Mallory Square. Numerous jugglers, tightrope dancers, and so on give their performances when the sun sets into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Important cultural sites are the African Burial Ground (1860) on Key West’s Atlantic Ocean shore, located close to a fort from the Civil War-era, and some say this is the only African refugee cemetery in America. Also interesting is the island’s Historic Seaport District, a very popular place for water sports arrangements.
Key West has some very interesting museums that paint a pretty good picture of the city and the region’s past and play a key role in the education of its residents. You can check out the Key West Museum of Art & History, Ernest Hemingway’s Home & Museum, or the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum just to mention a few.
Higher education options
The GED diploma qualifies you for higher education at university, technical or trade college. Here are some options:
Florida Keys Community College Main Campus (5901 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040, 305-296-9081)
St. Leo University – Key West Education Center (Naval Air Station, A-718 Essex Circle, 305-293-2847)
*) Monroe Co. 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 Departments 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 to 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 main office can be found on Florida Keys Community College’s campus in Key West, and 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.