Listed in this article are all GED® (HiSET® in Louisiana) class locations and testing sites in the Lake Charles area. Louisiana is offering the HiSET for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
The HSE exam gives persons who did not graduate high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.
The HiSET exam is offered both in a computer-based model and in a paper-and-pencil format.
The HiSET assesses knowledge at a level that may be expected of high school seniors upon graduation.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests in the fields of Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
Until recently, to earn your high school equivalency diploma, you needed to show up in person at a state-approved HiSET testing center.
Now, however, we’ve witnessed the introduction of a new online HiSET testing option so that has changed. Read more below.
GED prep sites In Lake Charles (HiSET)
Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana, Inc.
809 Kirby Street, Suite 126, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Phone: 337-494-7000
Calcasieu Parish Adult Education
1015 6th Avenue, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Phone: 337-217-4220 x 5501
SOWELA Technical Community College
3820 Sen J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, Phone: 337-421-6967/6580
SOWELA has teamed up with the Literacy Council of S.W. Louisiana to provide HSE prep classes in Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu parishes. Classes are offered in Lake Charles (Central School and SOWELA’s main campus), in Sulphur (Hope House-old D. S. Perkins School), and in Jennings at the Morgan Smith Site. If you want more information you can call a location close to you: for Lake Charles and Sulphur call 337-494-7000, and for Jennings call 337-616-9918.
Calcasieu Career Center
2903 Opelousas Street, Lake Charles, LA 70615, Phone: 337-491-1720
The Salvation Army-Lake Charles
3020 Legion Street, Lake Charles, LA 70615, Phone: 337-721-8068
Cinc Halfway House
1101 Canvas Back Street, Lake Charles, LA 70615, Phone: 337-491-1781
Prien Lake Mall Educational Resource Center (Calcasieu Parish Adult Ed)
436-A West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Phone: 337-474-8841
The Educational Resource Center is located between J.C. Penny’s Catalog Entrance and the Cinemark Theater.
Locations around Lake Charles (cities by alphabet)
Beaumont Public Library (Proliteracy America)
801 Pearl St – Beaumont – Texas 77701 – Ph: 409.835.7924
To see all options check out our Beaumont area page
Beauregard Education Link (old First Street School-SWLA Literacy Council)
401 W First Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-348-4712
Calcasieu Parish Consortium
202 W Third Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-463-5551
Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana (@ Historic First Street School)
401 W First Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-375-7794
Literacy Council of SW Louisiana offers free HiSET (formerly: GED) classes. Enrollment is by appointment only every Tuesday. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays in person or online.
Beauregard Christian Women’s Job Corps
107 N Pine Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-463-4451
Beauregard Alternative School Program
506 MLK Drive, Suite B, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-462-2709
Grand Lake Community Action (Head Start)
957 Highway 384, Grand Lake, LA 70606, Phone: 337 598-5158
Iowa High School
410 W Miller Avenue, Iowa, LA 70647, Phone: 337 582-3561
Jeff Davis Parish Education Media Center
314 Shankland Avenue, Jennings, LA 70546, Phone: 337-824-0597
Jeff Davis School Board
203 E Plaquemine Street, Jennings, LA 70546, Phone: 337-824-1834
SOWELA-Morgan Smith Campus (Literacy Council of SW Louisiana)
1320 N Main Street, Jennings, LA 70546, Phone: 337-824-4811/421-6968
Kinder High School
145 Highway 383, Kinder, LA 70648, Phone: 337 738-2886
Allen Correctional Center-HiSET Program
3751 Lauderdale Woodyard Road, Kinder, LA 70648, Phone: 337-639-2943
This HSE program is unavailable to the public
Carencro HS GED Program (Building 2)
721 West Butcher Switch Rd – Lafayette – Louisiana 70508 – Phone: 337-521-7274
For an overview of all Lafayette-area prep facilities visit this Lafayette GED (HiSET) page
South Beauregard High School
151 Longville Church Road, Longville, LA 70652, Phone: 337.725.353
Central Louisiana Tech-Oakdale
117 Highway 1152, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463, Phone: 318-335-3944
Adult Development Education
709 East Seventh Avenue, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463, Phone: 318-215-0490
Allen Parish Adult Education Program
1111 W Seventh Avenue, Oberlin, Louisiana 70655, Phone: 337-639-4311 x 240
Calcasieu Parish Adult Education
300 Wasey Street, Sulphur, LA 70663, Phone: 337.528.2374
Louisiana Methodist Children & Family Services
3029 North Beglis Parkway, Sulphur, LA 70663, Phone: 337.527.5056
Vinton Northside Middle School HiSET Classes
900 Horridge Street, Vinton, LA 70668, Phone: 337.589.7587
Westlake High School
1000 Garden Drive, Westlake, LA 70669, Phone: 337.433.6866
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Lake Charles area GED testing centers (HiSET)
Sowela Technical Community College (Sycamore Building)
3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615, Phone: 337-421-6580
Lamar Institute of Technology (Eagle’s Nest Building, Suite 115)
855 East Lavaca Street, Beaumont, Texas 77705, Phone: 409-880-8687
Sowela Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus
2110 North Sherman St, Jennings, Louisiana 70546, Phone: 337-421-6567 ext. 4658
CLTCC-Lamar Salter Campus
15014 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, Louisiana 71446, Phone: 337-537-3135
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
1550-B Proctor St, Port Arthur, Texas 77642, Phone: 409-984-6244
HiSET online testing option introduced
HiSET testing was, until recently, not offered over the internet. If you wanted to get hold of a Louisiana high school equivalency credential, you needed to come personally to an official Louisiana HiSET testing center. But now, all of this has changed as a new HiSET online testing option (called the HiSET-At-Home) was introduced.
So now you can take the five HiSET modules (one or more at a time if you wish) from your home utilizing a new online format where a proctor will cee if your test-taking efforts occur in line with strict regulations. If you want to read more, go to this page: ‘New HiSET Onljne Testing Option Introduced‘.
Last Updated on April 4, 2021.