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 two main 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).

 

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: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm and Monday thru Wednesday, 5:30pm-8:30pm      

Programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education (Pre-GED) 
  • High School Equivalency (GED)

Registering August 2020

Please complete and submit the registration form on this website.  Once your form is received, staff will call you to schedule an appointment for placement testing.

Requirements:

  • Valid photo ID required 
  • GED and diploma students MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2020-21 Sessions

We have multiple sessions to choose from:

  • MORNING HYBRID: in person and online learning: Monday - Friday: 9:00am-11:30am
  • AFTERNOON: in person instruction: Monday - Friday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
  • EVENING HYBRID: in person and online learning - Monday - Wednesday: 5:15pm-8:45pm
  • ONLINE ONLY: online instruction: Monday-Friday

WYOMING

Wyoming Community Education

3600 Byron Center Ave. Wyoming, MI  49519
616-530-7500

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

Programs:

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

Registering August 2020

Please complete and submit the registration form on this website.  Once your form is received, staff will call you to schedule an appointment for placement testing.

Requirements:

  • Valid photo ID required 
  • GED and diploma students MUST provide a copy of high school transcripts

2020-21 Sessions

We have multiple sessions to choose from:

  • MORNING HYBRID: in person and online learning: Monday - Friday: 9:00am-11:30am
  • AFTERNOON: in person instruction: Monday - Friday: 12:30pm-3:00pm
  • EVENING HYBRID: in person and online learning - Monday - Wednesday: 5:15pm-8:45pm
  • ONLINE ONLY: online instruction: Monday-Friday

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

TESTING DATES:

The testing center is currently closed until further notice.

Schedule a Test:
Visit myged.com

To request your GED transcript:

  • visit ged.com
  • click on "grads and transcripts" at the top of the page
  • select the state in which you took the GED and click on "request transcript"
  • if you took the test in Michigan, you will be redirected to the DiplomaSender website; create an account and complete the remaining steps

 Join Your Online Class Here or Register Online

REGISTERING AUGUST 2020

CLASSES STARTING AUGUST 31ST!

Oogie Lamar

Oogie LaMar, Director of Adult Education

I have been working in adult education for 13 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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