Adult Education

Adult Education

Arkansas Adult Education provides pathways to higher education through easily accessible centers, staffed with professionals who want you to succeed. Most centers have extended hours to accommodate those who are working. A GED can open doors to new careers and increase your earning potential. Additionally, our programs can help you become more fluent in English, math and reading.

Adult Education Class Schedules

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If you have previously obtained your GED and are needing a new copy, please fill out this online form:


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General Education Diploma (GED)
Free GED classes and testing are provided at all of our locations. Classes are offered to anyone 16 years and older who is not enrolled in school. To make an appointment to enter the program, call one of the centers listed below.


SNAP Employment & Training Program

The Employment and Training Program helps Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients get a job or helps them receive education and training that can lead to a job. Program services include general education diploma (GED), independent job search, employment counseling, basic skills training, English as a Second Language, work experience, occupational skills training, post-secondary vocational training, on the job training and job club. The E&T Program will provide some travel reimbursement and certain education-related expenses. For more information or to see if you qualify for services, contact Yolande Watson at 870-391-3197 for Boone, Newton and Searcy counties and Melinda Boyer at 870-391-3518 for Carroll and Madison counties. You can also receive more information by completing our online form.

SNAP Employment & Training Program Form


Brush Up
Brush Up is designed for people entering college or want more training to "brush up" on their skills. These courses are self-paced and individualized to the specific needs of the adults and the training they are seeking. There are three areas of concentration:

  • Mathematics — includes a review of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, geometry and algebra
  • English — includes grammar and writing skills
  • Reading — includes a self-paced, individualized course with vocabulary building, comprehension improvement and critical thinking.

English as a Second Language
This course is for adults 18 years of age and older whose native language is not English. Students will experience an improved use of the English language. For those seeking help with reading and math, Basic Skills classes are also available. Placement tests are available to help in determining the level of instruction. Students use computer-assisted instruction using the newest, most effective software. To request more information, please contact one of the Adult Education centers below: 

Boone County Adult Education Program
1320 N. Spring Rd.
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-391-3198
FAX: 870-391-3193

Carroll County Adult Education Program
804 W. Freeman Street, Suite 5
Berryville, AR 72616
Phone: 870-423-4455
FAX: 870-423-7102

Madison County Adult Education Program
124 Lee Street
Huntsville, AR 72740
Phone: 479-738-1133

Newton County Adult Education Program
Newton County Library
HC 31 Box 8
Jasper, AR 72641
Phone: 870-391-3198

Searcy County Adult Education Program
402 Oak Street
Leslie, AR 72645
Phone: 870-447-3098