Adult Education Center
Nunez Community College
504-278-6320
Suite J13
3710 Paris Rd.
Chalmette, LA 70043

Pat Pourciau, Director
St. Bernard Adult Education
ppourciau@sbpsb.org
Monday through Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The HiSET is an official Louisiana equivalent diploma for people who didn't finish high school. It can be earned only through official State HiSET programs.

What You Need To Know:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and no longer enrolled in school. Persons under the age of 19 years old must have a drop slip from the last school attended. Persons under 18 years of age must have a school board waiver.

  • In order to register for HiSET classes, a valid state I.D. or passport is required and must be presented at the time that the HISET is given.

  • New students are given a complete diagnostic assessment (TABE) in math, reading, and language to find your level of placement.

  • The St. Bernard School Board Adult Education Program Offers:

  • Convenient Hours and Location
  • Individualized, as well as large and small group based instruction
  • Computer assisted, distance, on-line, and proxy based instruction
  • Quick Path to a HiSET Diploma
  • Self-Paced Work Plan
  • Accommodating Scheduling
  • Free Instruction and Use of Materials to Registered Students
  • Relaxed, Comfortable, Adult Atmosphere on a College Campus
  • Quick Access to Admission to Nunez Community College
  • Certified Instructors

  • Our HiSET/ Transition Counseling service offers assistance to those attempting to enroll in a college or post secondary institution. The Transition Counselors also will assist students in job searches, resume building, and other skills necessary in today’s market.

    Our 8-11 A.M, HISET/College Transition class helps students work on adult basic skills while gaining access to college admission or career training for improved financial self-sufficiency.
    HiSET:  What is it?

    Educational Testing Service (ETS) is giving the HiSET as the official test in LA for people who didn't achieve a traditional high school diploma. The HiSET is equivalent to a high school diploma.

    Why Do You Need a HiSET?

    Your chances of getting or keeping a good job are better if you have a high school diploma or a HiSET diploma. If you don't have a high school diploma, the HiSET is the stepping stone for all other training and postsecondary education. Most employers require a high school diploma or an equivalent (HiSET).