Adult Basic Education

Provides basic skills instruction is reading, writing, and math to adult learners functioning below the ninth-grade level.

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General Adult Education

Provides instruction to adults functioning between ninth-and 12th-grade levels. The purpose of these classes is to assist individuals in improving their educational skills, preparing for the GED Tests, or preparing for postsecondary standardized entrance exams. Five areas of instruction are offered: writing skills, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics. Individual instruction is based on the student's entry level and needs.

General Educational Development (GED®)

The Arkansas High School Diploma is awarded to adults who pass the GED Tests.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Provides instruction in speaking, reading, and writing English to adults whose native language is not English. Adults in ESL classes also receive instruction in learning how to cope in American society. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL classes are available to immigrants at all levels of proficiency in English. English Literacy and Civics Education classes provide instruction to prepare immigrants for the United States citizenship examination.

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Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE™)

Provides academic and basic skills instruction to unemployed and underemployed Arkansans to prepare them for entry-level jobs. An individual who successfully completes the program earns a state-issued certificate in one or more of four areas: industrial, clerical, banking, or employability.

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Workplace Education

Consists of academic skills classes provided at the worksite; customized classes based upon the results of the literacy task analysis performed for that company; or basic education skills classes such as mathematics, reading, or ESL taught in the context of that workplace.

Computer Literacy

Provides an introduction to the operation of the computer; basic computer terminology; and uses and applications, including a brief introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. Computer literacy classes are provided for students enrolled in adult education programs or workplace classes. 

Family Literacy

Provides intergenerational programs to improve the educational opportunities of children and adults by integrating their needs into a unified program. These programs include four components: child development activities, basic skills instruction for the adults, parenting and life skills development, and parent/child interaction time.

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Correctional Education

Provides adult education instruction to inmates of local, regional, state, and federal correctional facilities. These services are provided by local adult education programs and also through a grant to the Arkansas Correctional School District.

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