Adult Education

Classes: GED Preparation
  Basic Math Skills
Basic Reading Skills
  Basic Writing Skills
  English as a Second Language Classes

Adult Ed / GED / Clases de Inglés

Bilingual class schedule
GED Class Schedule
Test Schedule

How can these classes enhance my life?

Many employers today require a GED or high school diploma. By earning your GED diploma through the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Adult Education Program, you may have more opportunities for employment.

A GED or high school diploma is also a requirement for entrance into most colleges. The Adult Education Program can help you take the first step in entering college.

The basic math, reading, and writing classes are designed to help improve skills for employment, preparation for college, or simply day-to-day activities.

What are ESL Classes?

ESL stands for English as a Second Language. These classes are for non-English speaking students. They are designed to instruct foreign students in written and spoken English. Lessons are arranged around everyday subjects that can be of immediate benefit to the students.

ESL classes meet at various times. Contact the Adult Education Department for more information.

How are classes arranged?

Most classes are informal with small group instruction. Instructors develop an individual education plan for each student. In this way, each student only works on areas that are weak to him/her.

GED preparation classes cover math, writing, social studies, science and literature.

Who can enroll?

The only enrollment requirement is that students must be at least 18 years of age. Sixteen and Seventeen year old students must meet certain requirements and should contact the Director of Adult Education for more information.

How much does it cost?

Classes are provided free of charge to the public. The only cost to the individual is time and effort.

When are classes offered?

During the school year, day classes are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students may set their own schedules with times that are convenient for them.

The summer schedule has somewhat reduced hours. Call or e-mail the Adult Education Office for those times and days.

When can I enroll?

Students may enroll in classes at any time throughout the year just by stopping by UACCB's Adult Education Department.

How long do I have to attend classes?

Students can attend classes until their goals are met whether by receiving a GED diploma or by simply improving skills to their satisfaction level.

What are the testing procedures for the GED test?

When a student first enters the Adult Education Program, he/she is given the TABE test which measures his/her grade level in reading, math and language. An individual instruction plan is developed based on the results of this test.

Once a student demonstrates the skills necessary to pass the GED test, he/she is given a practice GED test. Students must pass this test in order to be eligible to take the official GED test which is administered weekly.

The state of Arkansas does not charge a fee for the GED test, but it does require the two pre-tests mentioned above.

Is there a graduation ceremony for GED graduates?

There is a formal graduation ceremony each year in May. UACCB offers a full-tuition scholarship to a qualified GED graduate during the May ceremony. Contact UACCB for scholarship criteria.

For more information, e-mail, call or write:

Adult Education Department
P.O. Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503

Nancy Whitmire, Director

Becky Saffell, Instructor

Andrea Dito, Instructor

Ashley Beller , ESL Instructor

Connie Lawrence, Employment/Training Coordinator

Debbie Wood, Secretary

Contact us for more information.

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UACCB / 2005 White Drive /P.O. Box 3350/Batesville, AR 72503
870-612-2000 / 800-508-7878