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).

2019-2020 Registration: 

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Beckwith Adult Education Center

2405 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49505

OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Thursday, 8:30am-3:00pm and Monday thru Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:30pm      


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education (Pre-GED) 
  • GED Preparation

In Registration Times:

Tuesdays: 10am, 1pm, and 5pm or Wednesdays at 10am


  • valid photo id required 
  • GED students MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2019-20 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 Community Education

3600 Byron Center Ave. Wyoming, MI  49519

OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education (Pre-GED)
  • GED Preparation

Registration Times

Call for registration dates and times: 616.530.7500


  • valid photo id required 
  • GED MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2019-20 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


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

2405 Leonard St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • Wednesday Evenings:  4:45pm-8:45pm
  • Friday Mornings:  8:45am-12:45pm

Schedule a Test:

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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