Skills Prep

Students enroll in Adult Education classes to improve their basic skills needed to earn their Arkansas High School Diploma or improve ACCUPLACER® scores. Students receive instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies to improve their TABE scores prior to taking the official GED® tests.  The Adult Education programs uses a blended learning model of in-class instruction and online teaching software to increase learning opportunities.  Therefore, students are able to work from home and earn their diploma much faster.
GED® preparation is free to students.  The only cost towards earning the diploma is $16.00 for the official test.  Scholarships are available, so many students have zero cost.  A college scholarship is also available for qualifying graduates.

Adult Education Class Schedules
Classes are available in person Monday through Thursday, online, or as a combination of the two with our HyFlex model. Students will speak to their advisor prior to the start of coursework to determine the class schedule that best fits with their schedules.

The Official GED® Test
The Official GED® test includes four subtests. The student must score a 535 on the TABE® 11 & 12 assessment to be eligible to take the GED® assessments. Students must score a 145 in each subtest to earn their Arkansas High School Diploma.
* Reasoning through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text
* Mathematical Reasoning - Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
*Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science
*Social Studies - Civics and government, U. S. history, economics, geography and the world

Teens (16-17 years):
Teens may enroll in the program to earn their Arkansas High School Diploma. To enroll in the program, teenagers (16-17) must meet following criteria:
* A release form signed by the last school attended and an official school seal.
* Guardian approval.
* Minimum score of 535 is required on the TABE 11 & 12 in at least one subject area (Reading, Language, and Mathematics).
* Teen Student Contract.
Teens are required to attend 20 hours of class per week on-campus. Online hours are allowed in addition to this requirement. After receiving instruction, students must earn a 535 on the TABE 11 & 12 and pass the Arkansas Civics Exam before starting the official GED® process.

Faculty and Staff

Sara Cook
Andy Newman