Adult Learning Center Services
The Adult Learning Center is operated under the belief that all students are capable
of learning and that all students want to complete some level of education. Due to
life's influences, the standard educational schedules and methods are not successful
for all students. The Adult Learning Center can provide closure in one's educational
experiences and open the possibility for continuing education.
Our services are part of Kentuckys continuing effort to improve the educational status of adult Kentuckians who do not have a high school diploma, who function at low levels of literacy, or who want to learn English as a Second Language.
- GED/Adult Basic Education Instruction
Coursesprovide academic skills instruction, GED preparation and reading instruction for eligible adults. Adult education assists adults in improving educational attainment levels and successfully entering employment and continuing education. The instruction may also include life skills, employability skills and computer literacy.
- COMPASS Assessment Preparation - Courses provide academic skills instruction in reading,language, and/or mathto help students prepare for the COMPASS placement test. Students are first assessed on the TABE and then mayreceive classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring,learning lab hours, or a combination of any of thethree.
- Distance Learning
On-line GED preparation through KET Fast Forward, ITTS, GED Academy, and EdReady Web sites.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
Courses provided to adults who want to become more fluent in English, pass U.S. citizenship tests and work on job-seeking skills. The English language/civics programhelps students acquire the skills and knowledge to become U.S. citizens.
- Corrections Education - Courses provide adult education in McCracken and Graves Countyjails.
- Basic Computer Instruction - Basic computer courses designed for qualifying adult education students.
- Workplace essential skills training - Designed for qualifying adult education students; includes resume writing and interviewing skills.
- Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment (KPA) - The Kentucky Department of Education has chosen the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment (KPA) as a means of assessing paraeducators who do not meet the higher education requirements stipulated in NCLB. Candidates should check with the local school district in which you might be seeking employment to verify the acceptance of scores from the KPA or if the district is using an alternative assessment. Properly trained paraeducators play important roles in schools where they can magnify and reinforce instruction in the classroom.
All Services are FREE!
The Adult Education program is a federal and state program administered by Kentucky Adult Education/Council on Postsecondary Education.