Listed in this article are all GED and HiSET class locations and testing sites in the Lake Charles area. Louisiana is offering both the HiSET and GED exams for its high school equivalency testing program.
The exams give 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, while the GED® is fully computer-based.
The HiSET, like the GED, 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
- Language Writing
- Language Reading
- Social Studies
The GED has combined the writing and reading portions into one Reasoning through Language Arts sub-exams, so, in total, there are four GED sub-exams.
Until recently, to earn your high school equivalency diploma, you needed to show up in person at a state-approved GED or HiSET testing center.
Now, however, we’ve witnessed the introduction of online HiSET and GED testing options, so that has changed. Read more below.
Go to “The Louisiana GED Exam” to learn about qualification requirements, testing fees, or passing scores.
GED Prep Sites in Lake Charles
SOWELA Technical Community College
3820 Sen J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, Phone: 337-494-7000
SOWELA has teamed up with the Literacy Council of S.W. Louisiana to provide HSE (High School Equivalency) 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.
SOWELA Tech (@Central School)
809 Kirby Street, Suite 126, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Phone: 337-494-7000
Simon Youth Academy @Prien Lake Mall Educational Resource Center
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. This is NOT a GED program, but Simon Youth Academies, primarily located in Simon Malls, help students, in partnership with local school districts, who are at risk of quitting high school prematurely or who need personalized support to earn their diplomas. Simon Youth Academy offers learning support for students who struggle in traditional classrooms or schools because of serious illness, bullying, homelessness, parenthood, supporting families, or other personal circumstances.
Locations around Lake Charles (Cities by Alphabet)
Region 5 Adult Education (@Edison Plaza)
350 Pine St, Beaumont, Texas 77701, Ph: 409-951-1771
All GED prep options in the Beaumont area <- are listed here
SOWELA Tech (@Old First Street School)
401 W First Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-494-7000
Beauregard Christian Women’s Job Corps
107 N Pine Street, DeRidder, LA 70634, Phone: 337-463-4451
Grand Lake HiSET Classes-SOWELA Tech
SOWELA offers HSE instruction next to the Grand Lake Fire Station. Please call 337-494-7000 for details.
SOWELA Tech -Morgan Smith Campus
1320 N Main Street, Jennings, LA 70546, Phone: 337-421-6579
Allen Correctional Center-HSE Program
3751 Lauderdale Woodyard Road, Kinder, LA 70648, Phone: 337-639-2943
This HSE program is unavailable to the public
SLCC Work Ready U Program
1101 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506, Phone: 337-521-9056
See all Lafayette area GED prep classes <- on this page
117 Hwy 1152, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463, Phone: 318.335.3944 ext. 4551
GOALS GED Program (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services)
520 West Decatur Ave, Orange, Texas 77630, Ph: 409-886-4311
Hope House (old D. S. Perkins School)
565 N Crocker Street, Sulphur, LA 70663, Phone: 337-494-7000
HSE classes provided by SOWELA Tech
Sulphur Christian Community Coalition (SC3)
565 N Crocker Street, Sulphur, LA 70663, Phone: 337-287-0483
Are adjustments needed? Should a location be added? You are welcome to inform us here. We appreciate your feedback.
HiSET and GED Online Tests
HiSET or GED 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 HSE testing center. But now, all of this has changed as GED and HiSET online testing options were introduced: the HiSET-At-Home and the OP (Online Proctored GED Exam.
So now you can take the five HiSET or four GED modules (one or more at a time if you wish) from your home utilizing a new online format where a proctor will see if your test-taking efforts occur in line with strict regulations. If you want to read more, go to this page: ‘The HiSET Online Test Introduced.’ For more information on the online GED Exam, <- check here.
You may as well have a look at Alexandria Area GED Programs
Lake Charles Area GED Testing Centers
Sowela Technical Community College (Sycamore Building)
3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615, Phone: 337-421-6580
Lamar Inst. of Technology (Eagle’s Nest Building, Learning Lab, Suite 115)
855 East Lavaca St, Beaumont, Texas 77705, Phone: 409-247-4978
Sowela Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus
2110 North Sherman St, Jennings, Louisiana 70546, Phone: 337-421-6580
CLTCC-Lamar Salter Campus
15014 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, Louisiana 71446, Phone: 337-487-5443
Lamar State Coll.-Orange (Room 107, Ron E. Lewis Library)
410 West Front Ave, Orange, Texas 77630, Ph: 409.882.3330
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
1550-B Proctor St, Port Arthur, Texas 77642, Ph: 409.984.6244
Last Updated on November 28, 2023.