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Division of Student Support

Division of Student Support


The mission of the Section 504 Department is to ensure students with disabilities under the American with Disabilities Act have equal access to educational opportunities, identify students with characteristics of Dyslexia, and advocate for non-discrimination practices. The Department monitors the compliance of 504 plans and supports school level 504 coordinators, school staff, students, and parents with 504 development, implementation, dyslexia screenings, and discipline policies.

Adult Education

The Office of Adult Education provides education opportunities for adult learners that will help them succeed at work, at home, and in their communities. The program is the fifth largest program in the state and the largest K-12 provider in the state. The program is ranked among the Top 10 best-performing programs in the State of Louisiana. The program currently operates 12 adult learning centers, one ESL/civics/citizenship program, and one High School Equivalency Testing Center. The program serves more than 2,200 adults each year. Additional services include pre-employment test prep, workplace safety certification courses, and CPR/First Aid certification courses. The program is expanding its services to include online course options and computer-based testing for the high school equivalency exam.

Adult Learning Centers

Baker Learning Center
Miracle Place Church Complex
2034 Main Street
Baker, LA 70714

Monday – Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:00pm
(225) 775-8159

Lead Teacher: Ms. J. Tynes

ESL/Civics – McAuliffe Center – *Pre-Registration Required*
12000 Goodwood Blvd.
Baker, LA 70714

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm and 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Office Hours: Friday | 8:00am – 11:30am
(225) 226-7631

Lead Teacher: Ms. D. Launey

FYSC Learning Center
Family and Youth Service Center
1120 Government Street, Room C-210
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm
(225) 239-7814

Lead Teacher: Mrs. J. Dyer

McAuliffe Learning Center
12000 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 8:00pm
(225) 226-7631

Lead Teacher: Ms. C. Gamble

McKinley Learning Center
McKinley Alumni Center
1520 Thomas Delpit Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tuesday – Thursday | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 383-7661

Lead Teacher: Ms. T. Chew

Rosenwald Learning Center
2611 Dayton Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Monday – Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
(225) 355-8678

Lead Teacher: Mr. L. North

Scotlandville Learning Center
Family Values Resource Center/North Baton Rouge Women’s Help Center
7515 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm
(225) 356-1101

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

Satellite Adult Learning Centers

Family Road Learning Center
323 East Airport Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Tuesday & Thursday | 9:00a – 12:00p
Wednesday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 201-8888

Lead Teacher: Ms. D. James

LSU Learning Center
Kirby Smith Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 578-8419

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

Residential Adult Learning Centers (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Cenikor Learning Center
2414 Bunker Hill Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 218-1960

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

EBR Parish Prison Learning Center
2867 General Isaac Smith 
Scotlandville, LA 70807

(225) 355-3311

Lead Teacher: Ms. R. Morgan

GED/HiSET Information & Dates

Please note that pre-registration is required. Contact the Baker, McAuliffe, or Rosenwald Adult Learning Center or visit for additional HiSET registration information.

Hight School Equivalency Information

Beginning January 1, 2014, the Louisiana High School Equivalency diploma will be based on the HiSET test from Educational Testing Service (ETS) instead of the GED test.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are at least 19 years of age or older are eligible to take the test without enrolling in Adult Education or passing a qualifying test. Individuals who are 16, 17, and 18 years of age must achieve qualifying scores on the HiSET Official Practice Test AND have an authorized agent complete the Louisiana Authorization Form prior to testing.

Individuals who are 17 and 18 years old must:

-Provide documentation of withdrawal from K-12 system
-Enroll in an approved adult education class
-Pass the Official High School Equivalency Practice Test

Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old must meet the above criteria in addition to one of the following:

-Pregnant or parenting
-Incarcerated or adjudicated
-Institutionalized or living in a residential facility
-Have chronic physical or mental illness
-Family or economic hardship

Individuals 15 years or younger are not allowed to take the high school equivalency test or enroll in classes at a WRU Literacy Provider.

Individuals may earn a High School Equivalency diploma by passing an exam that verifies that they have gained the knowledge equivalent to accepted high school standards. The tests on the exam cover English language arts and reading, English language arts and writing, math, science, and social studies.

Registration is now available for qualified individuals. Visit an Adult Learning Center to register for the test or go to to register.

Steps to Schedule a HiSet Testing Appointment

Step 1: Before scheduling your appointment, view the requirements for taking the HiSET exam in Louisiana. You need to agree that you meet these eligibility requirements when schedule to take the HiSET exam. 

Step 2: Find a testing center near you.

Step 3: Schedule your appointment

If you have any questions, please call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSet (1-855-694-4738).

Registration/Test Fees

Paper-delivered tests: $21 ($15 ETS fee, $6 test center fee)
Computer-delivered tests $16.75 ($10.75 ETS fee, $6 test center fee)

-A $10 annual state administration fee will be collected when you register for your first sub-test; this is an annual fee and will be collected once eery 12 months
-You will receive two retests per sub-test; however, you must pay the $6 test center fee each time you take a sub-test

Please log in to your HiSET account or call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSet (1-855-694-4738) for more information.

Fees payable by debit or credit card (American Express®, MasterCard®, Discover®, VISA®, and JCB), PayPal®, or eCheck.

For more information on fees and refunds, visit the “Test Takers” page at

Who can enroll? How old do I have to be?

Adult Education services are offered to anyone 18 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a K-12 program. Anyone completing the Youth Challenge Program or a home school program is eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll in the Adult Education Program? Do I have to take the entire TABE test? What is the enrollment testing procedure?

Contact the center of your choice to schedule a registration appointment. After completing the registration process and placement tests, a meeting with a counselor will be scheduled at which time your course of study can begin. An ID or birth certification and Social Security number are required. 

When can I begin?

After registration and testing have been completed and a course of study has been developed, a start date will be assigned.

How long does the HiSET process take? How long will it take to get my High School Equivalency Diploma?

The Adult Education program is an individual, self-paced program so completion times vary.

What are the locations and times the centers are open?

See the “Adult Learning Centers” tab above.

How many hours am I required to come to school?

A set number of hours are not required, but a recommendation will be made during the registration process.

How do I get back in after dropping out?

Contact the center of your choice for re-enrollment instructions. See the “Adult Learning Centers” tab above for the contact information for each location.

Waiver to Exit

Students who are 16 and 17 years of age may request a waiver to exit school to enter adult education. 

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age and currently enrolled in an East Baton Rouge Parish School System school must report to their assigned school to obtain and complete the waiver form.

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age and live in East Baton Rouge Parish and have been most recently enrolled in a home school program or an out-of-parish or out-of-state school  must report to the appropriate EBRPSS school in the attendance zone in which they live to obtain and complete the waiver form. To locate your school/school system, click here.

Students who are 16 and 17 years of age and live outside of East Baton Rouge Parish or who have been most recently enrolled in a charter, home school, online, private, or RSD school must obtain the form from that agency/institution or the school district in which they live and submit the form to the superintendent or agency administrator of that institution for approval.

NOTE: Non-EBRPSS schools/officials may obtain a copy of the waiver form by sending an email request to or by calling (225) 226-7648.

Proper Documentation

The waiver to exit request must be submitted with proper documentation. The following items must be included:

-Age Waiver Counseling form (EBRPSS Students only)
-Completed Age Waiver Request to exit school
-Documentation of the need for the waiver based on one of the categories listed below:

-Pregnant or actively parenting
-Incarcerated or adjudicated
-Institutionalized or living in a residential facility
-Chronic physical or mental illness
-Family and/or economic hardships – family and/or economic hardship is defined as a student who acts a caregiver or must work to support the family due to a parent’s death or illness, or needs to be removed from an existing home environment.

Once the completed waiver to exit packet is received, it will be reviewed by the appropriate  EBRPSS Executive Director and the EBRPSS Director of Adult Education. 

Once approved, the EBRPSS Director of Adult Education will forward a copy of the approved age waiver to the assigned Adult Education Program. The assigned Adult Education Program must have an approved waiver BEFORE the student may enroll in Adult Education.

Once the student has completed orientation and enrollment in Adult Education, a copy of the approved waiver will be provided to the referring school with an effective drop date.

Exception to the 16 and 17 Year Old Age Waiver Requirements

-Students in the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP) must present a copy of the graduation certificate/letter verifying participation in YCP or if recently dismissed from the program must present a copy of the letter of dismissal
-Married 16 and 17 year olds must submit a copy of their marriage licenses
-Emancipated 16 and 17 year olds must submit a copy of their emancipation documents
-Students who have graduated from a K-12 program must present a copy of their diploma

ESL English Classes

We offer classes to adults who do not speak English as their native language. The ESL English Classes help students improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing English skills at all levels. Enrollment is a 3 step process that includes: registration, orientation, and testing. Only after all three steps will student be placed in the ESL English Class that matches their level. 

Step 1: Registration

There is limited face-to-face registration. Go to the Christa McAuliffe Adult Learning Center at 12000 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, to pick up registration papers. Please call (225) 226-7631 for help. 

Online Registration is available here in English or in Spanish. Be sure to answer all questions and submit the form.

Step 2: Orientation

Orientation will explain the procedures and policies for the Adult Ed school and ESL classes. There is limited face-to-face orientation in small groups. Your time is scheduled on the registration papers.

Online orientation is offered at 8:30am and/or 6:00pm

-You must register through EventBrite for the date of orientation you wish to attend
-Immediate sessions are July 27-30, please click the times listed below to reigster
-More will be offered in August, please check here for future updates

8:30am ESL English Classes Orientation July 27-30
6:00pm ESL English Classes Orientation July 27-30

Please call (225) 226-7631 or (225) 366-7337 with any questions.


To be determined. Please check here for future updates.

Health Services

The Department of Health Services facilitates partnerships with local health care providers to support student health care and prevention throughout the district. Our department also works closely with internal and external health and behavioral health care providers to promote a healthy learning environment.

Health Centers in Schools (HCS)

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Centers in Schools provides comprehensive health services and wellness education to students in grades K-12 in East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish School System, operating 7 full-service clinics and providing school nursing services to students across the school district. The services provided include qualified and dedicated school nurses, health educators, health screenings (including annual vision and hearing screenings), health plans for students with chronic/acute health conditions, and daily management of student health needs in the school setting.

Click here for more information about Health Centers in Schools

Baton Rouge General Clinic at Claiborne

Students at Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge can now receive care at school from a family medicine physician, as part of a new schoolbased clinic concept between Baton Rouge General (BRG) and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) this school year.

Students can be seen for various ailments, such as:

    • a sore throat
    • a sprain 
    • a cough

The clinic also provides testing for common illnesses, such as:

    • strep
    • flu
    • COVID

The physician’s will also have the ability to send in prescriptions to your local
pharmacy, if needed.

Click here for more information or to register your Claiborne Elementary student for services.

School Health

Asthma Forms

State of LA Medication Order Form
State of LA Authorization for Release of Medical Information
School Asthma Management Program Enrollment Forms 2018-2019
HCS Asthma Action Medical Plan for School – English
HCS Asthma Action Medical Plan for School – Spanish
EBR Parent Consent for Medication at School

Diabetes Forms

Diabetes Medical Management Plan for School
EBR Parent Consent for Medication at School
EBRPSS Specials Diets Prescription Order Form
State of LA Medication Order Form
State of LA Health Info Form for Parents

Anaphylaxis/Allergies Forms

EBRPSS Lactose Free Milk Request
EBR Parent Consent for Meds at School
EBRPSS Special Diets Prescription Order Form
HCS Anaphylaxis Emergency Allergy Medical Plan for School
State of LA Authorization for Release of Medical Information
State of LA Annual Health Information Form for Parents
State of LA School Med Order Form for Prescribers

Dietary Restrictions/Considerations Forms

Lactose Free Milk Request 2019-2020
Procedures for Special Diets Religious Reasons 2019-2020
Special diet Religious Request Form 2019-2020
EBRPSS Specials Diets Prescription Order Form

Tracheostomy Forms

State of Louisiana Medication Order
EBR Parish Schools Parent Consent for Medication at School
State of Louisiana Authorization for Release of Medical Info
Tracheostomy “Go Bag” School Supply List
Authorization for Tracheostomy Care in the School Setting

Special Health Care Needs Forms

EBR Parent  Consent for Meds at School
Med History Update Form Doctor Signature Required
State of LA Authorization for Release of Medical Information
State of LA Health Info form for Parents
State of LA Medication Order Form
Physician Parent Authorization for Special Needs
Authorization for Tube Feeding in the School Setting
Authorization for Urinary Catheterization in the School Setting

Medication Administration Forms

EBR Parent Consent for Meds at School
State of LA Authorization for Release of Medical Information
State of LA Health Information Form for Parents
State of LA Medication Order Form

Student Athlete Forms

State of Louisiana Authorization for Release of Medical Information
State of Louisiana LHSAA Student Athlete Health Exam Evaluation

Seizures Forms

EBR Parent Consent for Meds at School
Physician Order for Diastat Administration at School
Seizure Action Plan Provider signature Requirements
State of LA Authorization for Release of Medical Information
State of LA Health Information Form for Parents
State of LA Medication Order Form
Physician Parent Authorization for Special Needs

Immunizations Forms

EBRPSS Immunization Policy
Statement of Exemption Immunization Requirement – English
Statement of Exemption Immunization Requirement – Spanish
Statement of Exemption Immunization Requirement – Vietnamese
Statement of Exemption Immunization Requirement – Arabic
Statement of Exemption Immunization Requirement – Mandarin

Child Welfare & Attendance

The Office of Child Welfare & Attendance with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System serves as an advocate for the children to ensure the success of students in school. To accomplish this, the Office of Child Welfare & Attendance will work closely with students, their parent/guardians and the school to facilitate enrollment and consistent attendance in the proper school setting.

The Office of Child Welfare & Attendance will conduct home visits to verify addresses of students so that they are enrolled in the proper school attendance zone. Parental contact will also be made when children have difficult in school and students fail to meet attendance requirements. Community agencies will be contacted as needed to provide families with the necessary resources and adjustments to overcome obstacles that prevent proper school attendance.

The Office of Child Welfare & Attendance is also committed to working closely with the Truancy Assessment and Service Center as well as Juvenile Services to take parents to Truancy Court if needed to encourage regular school attendance. Regular school attendance ensures the child will have the greatest opportunity for success.

For more information or assistance, please contact us:


The I CARE Program is the alcohol, drug abuse, and violence prevention program for East Baton Rouge Parish School System. It provides prevention education to students in public, parochial, and participating private and charter schools in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence, crisis response, and management. I CARE staff include 20 Licensed Prevention Professionals who are career educators with a five year minimum classroom teaching experience and a master’s degree in education. Specific services include individual and group consultation, family consultation, support services, classroom education, staff and parent trainings, prevention campaign support, and a  variety of other support services related to social-emotional learning.

Mental Health Services

The mission of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s (EBRPSS) department of Mental Health Services is to facilitate individual and school change through empowerment, collaboration, counseling, and service. Our vision is to assist students and their families in building and maintaining healthy relationships with their schools and communities while recognizing and celebrating individual differences, accomplishments, and choices.

Our goal is to listen through therapy sessions; advocate for students and families and their needs and rights; collaborate with teachers, administrators, school counselors and other support staff to provide services to clients; assess and aid students in crisis; mediate and provide conflict resolution and refer students and their families to external community resources and services as needed.

Mental Health Services School Assignments (Coming Soon)

Dr. Bridgette Webster, Director of Mental Health Services |

Supervisors of Mental Health Professionals/Social Workers

Broadmoor – Sherwood Region – Ateisha Cage |

Highland – Old South Baton Rouge Region – D’Atria London |

Mid-City Region – Amanda Bitting |

North Region – Chalonda Hollins |

Southeast Region – Alicia Robinson |


Mental Health Services Flowchart (Coming Soon) 

Social workers hold a Master’s degree in social work and upon completion of licensure acquisition, they can diagnose, and treat individuals in accordance with Louisiana law. They possess the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure requiring no supervision, or the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensure requiring supervision if they provide clinical intervention. Additionally, school social workers must have a valid certification from the Louisiana Department of Education.

Professional Conduct

Social workers maintain a high standard of professional conduct. They are governed by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, the National Association of Social Workers code of ethics, and the School Social Work Association of America. The Louisiana legislature outlines the professional and occupational standards by which all social workers must adhere. 

Staff Member Expectations: 

  • Receive referral and consult with referral source

  • Acquire written consent from the parent/guardian

  • Complete psychosocial assessment and develop a plan of care

  • Provide interventions to address the area(s) of concern through individual or group counseling/therapy

  • Terminate sessions with the student upon completing goals or recommendation of more intensive intervention

  • Communicate outcome with parent and referral source

  • Document all phases of referral, assessment, interventions and termination

  • Maintain documentation in an encrypted, district approved database

  • Provide professional development to assigned schools as needed/requested

  • Staff cases with supervisor and team

  • Maintain a professional connection with school personnel and parents

External Behavioral Health Providers

External Behavioral Health Providers (EBHP) are outside agencies that provide individual counseling services for students at a parent/guardian’s request. State law requires that these agencies provide the school district with specific documents prior to working with a student at a school site.


The MTSS department is responsible for the development and implementation of the district Multi-Tiered System of Support Program and the Social Emotional Learning plan.  The MTSS department supports schools in the development of academic and behavioral tiered systems of supports through relationship building and focused training.  The department works to ensure school campuses have the systems needed to guarantee equitable access and outcomes for all students.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is a systematic, integrated and multilayer approach used to deliver instruction, assess student progress and provide needed supports and interventions.

Check out our department website for additional information. 

Click Here! (external link)

Director of MTSS, Dr. Corie Buras | (225) 326-5154 |

MTSS Office Location

Christa McAuliffe Center, Room 107
12000 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

School Counseling

The Department of School Counseling supports School Counselors in promoting, facilitating, and implementing a comprehensive school counseling plan through utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) approach that ensures every student receives School Counseling services universally and targeted and strategic interventions through small group and individual lessons, if needed.  The current student/School Counselor ratio is 300:1.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of School Counseling is to implement and facilitate a district wide comprehensive school counseling program that support School Counselors is assisting ALL students in acquiring skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners. 

Our Vision

The Department of School Counseling provides support to School Counselors through training/professional development, advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change to provide support and resources to service and assist in mitigating or eliminating barriers to meet the needs of all students. 

Comprehensive School Counseling Components

School counselors facilitate and implement classroom lessons and large group presentations that may reflect three areas of the curriculum: Personal/Social Development; Academic Development; and Career Development.  Additionally, special presentations, such as the annual College and Career Fair, FAFSA Information Nights, I CARE  Campaigns and student-based activities that encourage positive growth and life-skills training are being facilitated and implemented throughout the district by the School Counselors.

Students are individually guided by their school counselors toward academic and career success in a variety of ways. Academic excellence is promoted through individual meetings, classroom lessons, small group activities, and school-wide recognition. Working individually with school counselors, students establish short and long-term educational and career goals. Career exploration is done at every level through the use of classroom lessons, speakers, career fairs, career inventories, technology, etc.  In the high schools, School Counselors  partner with agencies such as LOSFA to assist students and families both individually and in larger groups to disseminate important post-secondary information about such topics as financial aid, testing, majors and admissions procedures/policies.

A major portion of the School Counselor’s day is spent on Responsive Services. School counselors provide both individual and group counseling, however School Counselors do not provide therapy. Most individual work involves dealing with short-term issues. Group counseling topics depend upon the needs of the school and students. Many of the group sessions are formatted into lessons utilizing the ReThink Ed Platform as a resource tool. School Counselors also work with families by providing an external resource list to families regarding contact information for agencies/therapists. This list is a resource list only as School Counselors do not make referrals to outside agencies or therapists.  Counselors work extensively with other school and district personnel in consultation regarding the personal, social/emotional, and academic well-being of students. 

School Counselors and the School Counseling Department staff are members of a large team – that of the school and the district. They engage in a number of activities to promote the excellence of the EBRPSS School District. Because of the individual and personal nature of the work, it is critical for the District Counseling Staff and School Counselors to remain abreast of current and relevant topics and techniques related to student success. Thus, they continuously engage in continuing education experiences to gain such expertise and knowledge. In addition, what is learned is shared with their colleagues, faculty and staff. 

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