• GED

  • GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE)

    GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes offer instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, and math so that students will have the skills necessary to pass the GED®/ (HSE) exam. Lewis and Clark Community College provides GED®/ (HSE) preparation courses within its district at various times and locations throughout the area.

    L&C ranks higher than the state average in the amount of students who take the GED®/ (HSE) exam and meet or exceed the required pass/fail score to graduate with a GED®/ (HSE) credential. In addition, L&C provides a caring and dedicated staff that empower individuals through education and will work with the students on transitioning to their next step beyond the HSE whether it be post-secondary education or employment.

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    Student Orientations

    Before starting GED® classes, students must attend an orientation, which includes taking part in educational and goal-setting activities in addition to completing reading and math assessments. These assessments are designed to assist the student and instructor in determining what instruction would best serve the needs of the learner. GED® instructors will discuss various options available during orientation and will supply additional GED® test information and material as needed. Please contact the GED® office at (618)468-4141 or click below for details on upcoming orientation events.

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    Testing Information and Links

    GED® Preparation

    Lewis and Clark Adult Education's General Education Preparation (GED®) program provides the quality basic skills education necessary to pass the GED® exam.

    Class instruction, assessments and materials used in class are all available to program participants at no charge. 

    Classes are taught by experienced adult education teachers. Instruction is based on the needs of the students in all key areas of GED® preparation, including language arts, reading, writing, social studies, science and the required U.S./Illinois Constitution.

    Individuals will benefit from taking GED® preparation classes before taking the GED® test. Adult education coordinators and teachers will help determine if you are academically ready to take the test or if you need additional class preparation. The GED® test measures important knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates.

  • Locations

    Godfrey Campus

    5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL 62035
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, ESL classes, Project READ tutoring

    Scott Bibb Center

    1004 East 5th Street, Alton, IL 62002
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring, Family Education

    N.O. Nelson Campus

    600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, ESL classes, Project READ tutoring

    Tri-County Community Education Center

    100 Lincoln, Rt. 16, Jerseyville, IL 62052
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring

    Macoupin County Community Education Center

    18400 Shipman Road, Carlinville, IL 62626
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring

    Wood River Community Education Center

    101 E Edwardsville Rd, Wood River, IL 62095
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring

    Helping Hands Center

    219 W. Main Sreet, Staunton, IL 62088
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring

    North Greene High School Library

    546 N. Main Street, White Hall, IL 62092
    Services: GED®/(HSE) Classes, Project READ tutoring