ADULT EDUCATION:

Pathways to success

We help adults build brighter futures by helping them get their high school equivalency (GED), gain skills in the English language, and through Career and Technical Education (CTE). The Kent ISD Adult Education Program has three locations where every student can reach their goals.  Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are offered to meet the needs of students and their work and family schedules. Teachers provide interactive lessons in class as well as field trips to local libraries, the Rapid Bus system and community organizations for real-life experiences. Adult education can also include career readiness, professional advancement, specific training for skills and careers, citizenship and family literacy.

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

We help adults learn English when it is not their native language. ESL helps students work on communication skills needed for work, at home and in day to day activities.  This program is for beginning through advanced students who want to improve their English language skills.  

High School Equivalency (GED) 

The General Education Development (GED) program helps adult students earn their high school equivalency certificate. Teachers help students age 18 or older prepare for the GED test in four subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Students learn from teachers in class and online with computer programs. 

Adult Basic Education (Pre-GED)

In Adult Basic Education classes, students work on basic literacy and math skills to help them prepare for the GED program.  The Pre-GED class also helps students become better prepared for employment.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Pair your GED with technical skills and certifications employers are looking for! In our CTE courses, you’ll get hands on as you learn specialty skills and knowledge in career fields like welding, phlebotomy, IT and others. Work with cutting-edge equipment and learn from certified instructors and industry experts as you work toward technical certifications (Students must be enrolled in our GED program to be eligible for CTE courses).

2019 Fall Registration: 

Please select a location below for specific dates and times

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

GRAND RAPIDS

Beckwith Adult Education Center

2405 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
616-819-2734

Office Hours: CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 5

Programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Educaton (Pre-GED) 
  • GED Preparation High School Diploma (must be within 4 credits of graduating - call for other requirements)

Fall Registration Dates

Stop in to see us and register for fall 2019 classes on the following dates and times:

  • August 15-16: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 19-20: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 20: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • August 22: 9:00am-1:00pm

Requirements:

  • valid photo id required 
  • $25 registration fee
  • GED and diploma students MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2019 Fall Sessions

We have 3 session times to choose from:

  • MORNING - Monday - Friday: 9:00am-11:45am
  • AFTERNOON - Monday - friday: 12:15pm-3:00pm
  • EVENING - Monday - Wednesday: 5:15pm-8:45pm

WYOMING

Wyoming Communtiy Education

3600 Byron Center Ave. Wyoming, MI  49519
616.530.7500

Office Hours: CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 5

Programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Educaton (Pre-GED)
  • GED Preparation
  • High School diploma (must be within 4 credits from graduating - call for other requirements)

Fall Registration Dates

Stop in to see us and register for fall 2019 classes on the following dates and times:

  • August 15-16: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 19-20: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • August 20: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • August 22: 9:00am-1:00pm

Requirements:

  • valid photo id required 
  • $25 registration fee
  • GED and diploma students MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2019 Fall Sessions

We have 3 session times to choose from:

  • MORNING - Monday - Friday: 9:00am-11:45am
  • AFTERNOON - Monday - friday: 12:15pm-3:00pm
  • EVENING - Monday - Wednesday: 5:15pm-8:45pm

GED TESTING CENTER

Our GED Testing Center is located at Beckwith Adult Education Center -

2405 Leonard St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.819.2734

Summer Hours:

  • JULY 18th and 25th: 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Schedule a Test:
Visit myged.com

Director of Adult Education Oogie LaMar

Oogie Lamar

Director of Adult Education

I have been working in adult education for 12 years.  For me, seeing adult students grow as individuals, learning about their culture and life experiences, giving them another chance to be successful, and the passion that they bring to class, is what makes this work so important.

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Upcoming Dates and Events

September 20
No School (PD Day)
No School (PD Day)
Date: Sep 20
Calendar: Adult Education
September 23
Registration Day
9:00 AM
Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.
Registration Day
Date: Sep 23
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.
Cost: $25.00
Calendar: Adult Education

What you need to register:

  • $25.00 registration fee
  • Copy of transcripts for GED students
  • Valid photo ID

Takes place at both Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.

October 7
Registration Day
9:00 AM
Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Registration Day
Date: Oct 7
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Cost: $25.00
Calendar: Adult Education

What you need to register:

  • $25.00 registration fee
  • Copy of transcripts for GED students
  • Valid photo ID

Takes place at both Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.

October 14
Registration Day
9:00 AM
Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Registration Day
Date: Oct 14
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Cost: $25.00
Calendar: Adult Education

What you need to register:

  • $25.00 registration fee
  • Copy of transcripts for GED students
  • Valid photo ID

Takes place at both Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.

October 21
Registration Day
9:00 AM
Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Registration Day
Date: Oct 21
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education
Cost: $25.00
Calendar: Adult Education

What you need to register:

  • $25.00 registration fee
  • Copy of transcripts for GED students
  • Valid photo ID

Takes place at both Beckwith Adult Education Center and Wyoming Community Education.