GED Classes Rapid City, South Dakota

This article lists all GED® prep class locations and testing centers in the greater Rapid City area.

South Dakota welcomed the computerized GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.

The GED program gives people who did not complete high school the chance to earn an equivalent credential.

The GED exam comes with four independent subtests in math, science, literacy, and social studies.

The GED exam measures knowledge at a level comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.

Online GED testing is NOT possible. You are required to show up at one of South Dakota’s official GED testing sites in person.

Rapid City GED prep facilities

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Literacy Council Of The Black Hills
528 Kansas City Street | Suite 1 | Rapid City | SD 57701 | Phone: 605-394-5454

Career Learning Center of the Black Hills
730 E Watertown Street | Rapid City | SD 57701 | Phone: 605-394-5120
Rapid City Community Education offers instruction in Rapid City, Deadwood, Belle Fourche, Edgemont, Box Elder, Hill City, Custer, Lead, Hot Springs, Sturgis, and Spearfish.

He Sapa Learning Center (Oglala Lakota College)
127 Knollwood Drive | Rapid City | SD 57709 | Phone: 605-342-1513

Pennigton County Jail GED Program
307 St Joseph Street | Rapid City | SD 57701 | Phone: 605-394-6116
Not open to the public

Western SD Juvenile Detention Center GED Program
3505 Cambell Street | Rapid City | SD 57701 | Phone: 605-394-2639
This is not a public program

Locations around Rapid City (cities by alphabet)

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Pass Creek College Center (Oglala Lakota College)
PO Box 630 | Allen | SD 57714 | Phone: 605-455-2757

W. Nebraska Comm. College GED Classes
1750 Sweetwater Ave | Alliance | Nebraska 69301 | Phone: 308.635.6770
To see all Alliance are GED classes visit Alliance GED Programs

East Wakpamni College Center Library
Highway 18 & College Road | Batesland | SD 57716 | Phone: 605-288-1834

Career Learning Center of the Black Hills Belle Fourche
2315 Dakota Avenue | Lower Level | Belle Fourche | SD 57717 | Phone: 605-381-5598

Harding County Community Education
12223 N Camp Crook Road | Camp Crook | SD 57724 | Phone: 605-797-4493

Chadron Community Action (Early Head Start Building – Western Nebraska Community College)
255 Chadron Avenue | Chadron | NE 69337 | Phone: 308-432-3393
GED classes are offered on Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in a classroom in Community Action’s Early Head Start Building.

Southern Hills Adult Education and Literacy
215 N 3rd Street | Custer | SD 57730 | Phone: 605-673-4144

Cheyenne River Adult Education
339 East Prairie Road | Eagle Butte | SD 57625 | Phone: 605-964-4265

Family Literacy Center-Gillette
800 Butler-Spaeth Rd | Gillette | WY 82716 | Ph: 307.682.1314
For all Sheridan-area locations check Sheridan GED Prep Sites

Gordon-Rushville High School (Western Nebraska Community College)
810 N Oak Street | Gordon | NE 69343 | Phone: 308-432-3393
Western Nebraska Community College provides GED prep instruction in 7 counties at 13 locations. The school offers as well distance learning possibilities to those who qualify. If you want to learn more, call the school’s Adult Education Office at 308-635-6770.

Hot Springs Community Education
13344 Bunny Drive | Hot Springs | SD 57747 | Phone: 605-745-3958

EWC-Hulett Outreach Center
401 Sager Avenue | Hulett | Wyoming 82720 | Phone: 307-467-5477

Pejuta Haka College Center 
200 S Main Street | Kyle | SD 57752 | Phone: 605-455-2450

Lead-Deadwood High School
320 S Main Street | Lead | SD 57754 | Phone: 605-381-5598

Wounded Knee College Center
201 North Main | Manderson | SD 57756 | Phone: 605-867-5352

Oglala Lakota College
First | Martin | SD 57551 | Phone: 605-685-6407

Bennett County High School Academy
402 2nd Avenue | Martin | SD 57551 | Phone: 605-685-6477

Boxelder Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
22023 Job Corps Place | Nemo | SD 57759 | Phone: 605-348-3636

Newcastle Community Education
111 Casper Avenue | Newcastle | WY 82701 | Phone: 307-746-3603

White Clay College Center Library 
Hwy 18 Service Road | Oglala | SD 57764 | Phone: 605-867-5780

The Right Turn 
124 East Dakota Ave | Pierre | SD 57501 | Ph: 605.773.4755
For all Pierre-area options click here

Pine Ridge Village College Center
103 Thorpe Circle | Pine Ridge | SD 57770 | Phone: 605.867.2553

Pahin Sinte College Center 
College Hill Road | Porcupine | SD 57772 | Phone: 605-867-5404

Sky Ranch For Boys
Sky Ranch Lane | Sky Ranch | SD 57724 | Phone: 605-797-4422

Black Hills Education Connection-Spearfish GED Program *)
2910 Fourth Avenue | Spearfish | SD 57783 | Phone: 605-381-5598

Black Hills Special Services Office **)
2885 Dickson Drive | Sturgis | SD 57785 | Phone: 605-381-5598

EWC-Sundance Outreach Center
108 N 4th Street | Sundance | Wyoming 82729 | Phone: 307-283-1030

Wakefield Family Resource Center
304 Johnson Street | Wakefield | NE 68784 | Phone: 402-287-2521

Eagle Nest College Center Library 
SD-44 | Wanblee | SD 57577 | Phone: 605-462-6274

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GED South Dakota online classes

Rapid City area GED testing centers

Career Learning Center of the Black Hills
730 E Watertown Street | Rapid City | SD 57701 | Phone: 605-394-5120

Newcastle Community Education
111 Casper Avenue | Newcastle | WY 82701 | Phone: 307.746.3603

Sky Ranch For Boys
Sky Ranch Lane | Sky Ranch | SD 57724 | Phone: 605-797-4422

The Right Turn, Inc
124 E Dakota Avenue | Pierre | SD 57501 | Phone: 605.773.4755

Community College Lower Brule
111 Little Partisan Ln | Lower Brule | SD 57548 | Phone: 605.473.5510

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Who is the GED exam for?

The GED (General Education Development) exam is for individuals who did not complete high school, and this way they have another chance to obtain a similar diploma. After passing the GED exam, you will be awarded a certificate that is all across the USA recognized and accepted as equivalent to a regular high school diploma by state and federal agencies, businesses and universities.

The GED path is a great way to reach your educational, financial, or personal goals. If you want to continue your education, land a good job, or boost your career but never got your high school diploma, the GED credential may very well be fulfilling your needs. The GED diploma is across America recognized and accepted just like a regular high school diploma. For qualification requirements visit: GED in South Dakota.

GED scoring scale

The GED test result needed to be at least 150 points on every one of the four tests (on a scale from 100 to 200 points), but this number has been reduced to 145 as studies had shown it was set too high. You can read all about it here.

The GED diploma allows for higher education and will lead to better career options. You may also be interested in this post that links to all U.S. GED prep sites.

Do I qualify?

In South Dakota, you need to be a state resident and at least 18 years of age to take the GED exam, and you must not already have a secondary education credential or be engaged in some other school program. North Dakota also requires all applicants to first take and pass an official practice test. For applicants younger than 18 (but not under 16), there are specific restrictions, so see a test center near you or go to

The four GED tests

The GED examination is composed of four individual tests that are designed to measure basic proficiency and competency. The tests cover the subject field of literacy, social studies, science, and mathematics. Many of the exam’s multiple-choice questions have disappeared and more answers require writing skills and are in essay style. The new GED exam allows you to take one test every time you are ready, or take everything at one time, just whatever you prefer, and also only pay for what you register for. Test scores stand for two years from the time of your first registration.

GED registration

Registration has become very easy, just go to and create your own account via MyGED. If you sign up for this online portal you can discover a total guidance system for all your questions and needs. This is the perfect location to learn all relevant details about institutions of higher education and their study programs, the job market, career advice, and so on.

No online GED testing

The GED tests must be taken in-person at an official GED test location, they are not available online. Beware of scam websites that try to steal your money by telling you something else. Their documents are fake and will not be acceptable for employers and institutions of higher learning.

*) Black Hills Education Connection

Black Hills Education Connection started in 1996, and since then, almost 500 students have acquired their high school or GED diplomas through BHEC. This program was initially created to provide Spearfish High School students with a different learning setting in order to decrease the dropout rate.

Students go to school for two days every week and during the other three days, they must have employment (or some other work-related activities). Students have the possibility to earn two elective credits for their work activities, and they will also get a career interest test so both the student and a career specialist will be provided with information to help the student make a balanced decision on employment, career or further education.

More than 90 percent of all Black Hills Education Connection students graduate! This impressive rate is even more remarkable when we consider that nearly all students were once at risk of dropping out of high school. Graduates are awarded the Spearfish High School diploma, and most have since moved on with solid success industry, college, or university.

**) Black Hills Special Services

Black Hills Special Services (Sturgis) provides basic education and workforce development. The organization’s Career Learning Center (CLC) trains South Dakotans to become self-sufficient and offers education that supports them to get decent employment.

The Career Learning Center of the Black Hills is working hard to let partakers earn National Career Readiness Certificates. All through the Black Hills area, the agency encourages adults who did not finish high school to sign up for GED classes. They also provide ABE (Adult Basic Education) and community education programs, as well as alternative options for high school students.

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