Adult Basic Education
ABE courses provide basic academic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to adult learners functioning below the ninth-grade level. Students are given a placement test and the results are used to enroll students in the courses that best meet their needs. Our ABE Courses are generally offered at all of our locations with morning and evening availability.
Career and College Ready
Whether you’re exploring your interests, getting ready for college, starting your job search, or want to advance your career, the Adult Education Center has several in-person and online classes to help support your career development.
English as a Second Language
ESL classes provide instruction in English-language skills including speaking, writing, listening and reading for students whose first language is not English. Managed enrollment classes are designed to help students improve reading and writing skills as well as conversational English. A placement test will evaluate each student’s needs, allowing the instructor to target the areas which will be most beneficial to the student.
In Arkansas, anyone who is 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meets the state eligibility requirements, can earn an Arkansas High School Diploma by passing the GED® assessment. The GED® test is a computer-based assessment that measures a student’s educational level in four subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. Our centers provide free instruction designed to prepare the student for the GED® test using online and hybrid courses.
Level Up Academic Enrichment
Our Level Up Courses are open enrollment courses designed to provide additional support and remediation to students. In this class setting, Students often have the opportunity to get one-on-one support from an instructor or work and learn in a small group.
A face-to-face course is one in which class meetings are delivered fully on-site with face-to-face interaction between the instructor and student. A face-to-face course may make use of computers, the internet or other electronic media in the classroom. Students may be directed to additional online materials provided by publishers, or to other internet-accessible sources as part of their coursework.
Fast Track Courses
Fast-track courses are offered in a condensed schedule which means that the course is accelerated. These courses have a strict attendance and independent study policy. Students must attend 80% of the face-to-face class meetings and complete a minimum of 5 hours of independent practice on TABE Academy Online or GED Academy Online in between face-to-face class meetings. To enroll in a Fast Track course a student must meet the minimum TABE Level requirement outlined in the course description or obtain the Director’s approval.
A hybrid course has fewer on-campus meetings than a face-to-face course. A portion of the class meetings is delivered online in addition to face-to-face.
Hybrid courses use TABE Academy Online or GED Academy Online. Specific mandatory face-to-face meetings will be listed in-course schedule
An online course has no required on-campus meetings and is provided through our Canvas Learning Management System. The online course has a fixed start date and end date.