Public Schools in Ouachita Parish

Monroe City Schools
Ouachita Parish School System

Private Schools in Ouachita Parish

Claiborne Christian School
Pre-K through 12th grade Christian school located in West Monroe

Geneva Academy
Pre-K through 12th grade Christian school located on the campus of Church of the Redeemer in West Monroe

Grace Episcopal School
Pre-K through 8th grade Episcopalian school located in Monroe

Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School
Pre-K through 6th grade Catholic school located in Monroe

Northeast Baptist School
Pre-K through 12th grade Baptist school located in West Monroe

Ouachita Christian School
Pre-K through 12th grade Church of Christ school located in Monroe

Our Lady of Fatima
Pre-K through 6th grade Catholic school located in Monroe

QuesTECH Learning School
2nd grade through 6th grade private school located in Monroe

River Oaks
Pre-K trough 12th grade private school located in Monroe

St. Frederick High School
7th grade through 12th grade Catholic school located in Monroe

Homeschool Associations in Ouachita Parish

Inclusive Homeschool Network of Northeast Louisiana
This group offers support to any and all homeschooling families of Northeast Louisiana and surrounding areas. This is a platform for planning educational field trips, fun days, co-op classes, etc.

Northeast Louisiana Christian Homeschool Association
NELCHA is a homeschooling support group and co-op for Christian families in Northeast Louisiana which is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Louisiana.

Northeast Louisiana Homeschool Christian Association Co-op
NELCHA Co-op is a sub-group of the Northeast Louisiana Homeschool Christian Association. The Co-op meets in Monroe, West Monroe, and Farmerville. Parents share homeschooling concepts, special skills and talents, and various curriculum as they teach the students at co-op.

Homeschooling Information and Guidelines

BESE Approved Home Study Program Guidelines and Instructions 
For parents starting homeschool instruction, this site from the Louisiana Department of Education gives information on beginning a BESE approved home study program.  

LDE Home Study Program Application  
This link directs parents who want to begin or continue to homeschool to the Louisiana Department of Education's home study application. This system will allow families to easily complete and submit applications online, as well as receive automatic e-mails once the Department both receives and approves the application.

Universities and Colleges in Ouachita Parish

Compete LA
Compete LA is a program designed to help those who did not complete college return to finish a degree plan. The program includes a variety of online degree programs and other convenient class structures designed for Louisianians with some college credit.

Louisiana Delta Community College
Louisiana Delta Community College is an open-admissions college with campuses in Monroe and surrounding areas. LDCC offers courses for students seeking an associate’s degree, a technical certification, or high school equivalency credential through the HiSET program. Associate degree credits earned through LDCC are able to transfer to any Louisiana state college. LDCC offers dual enrollment courses that allow high school students to earn college credit.

University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • ULM Continuing Ed
    The Continuing Education program through ULM offers formal learning opportunities for people who are not ULM students and are not seeking a degree. A variety of courses offers topics such as professional development, personal enrichment, online learning, hobbies, and more.


The ACT is a college entrance exam that focuses on four parts: reading, mathematics, English, and science.

HiSET Exam
HiSET is a high school diploma equivalency exam. Louisiana has certain requirements in order to take this exam.

The SAT and PSAT are college entrance exams that focus on these parts: reading, mathematics, and writing and language.