Adult Education

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What is Adult Education?

Adult Education programs are for adults who have not yet completed high school. Here is your opportunity to increase your education, whether you want to enter employment or get a promotion that is currently out of reach. Often called "GED Prep" classes, high school education and employment skills are presented in a relaxed atmosphere by teachers who want you to succeed. All Adult Education classes are FREE. Learn more about the programs we offer, and the qualifications, below:

High School Equivalency (HSE)/GED Prep Class

  • Students, at least 18 years old*, without a high school diploma & not currently enrolled in school
  • Instructors provide assistance to increase educational knowledge in order to pass the HSE test
  • A minimum of 45 class hours is required
  • The goal is attainment of a HSE diploma & an employability credential (Smart Start & NCRC)

*Students under the age of 18 must make prior contact with the program director Karen Gaudet at 601.643.8654.

Smart Start Class

  • Students, at least 18 years old*, with a desire to become successfully employed or enhance their resume
  • Instructors provide employability skills to enhance success in the workplace
  • Options of 45 class hours or completely online with proctored site requirements
  • The goal is attainment of a Smart Start Credential, inclusive of an NCRC

*Students under the age of 18 must make prior contact with the program director Karen Gaudet at 601.643.8654.

When & Where Can I Enroll?

GROUP ENROLLMENT
Group enrollment generally takes 2-3 hours to complete enrollment forms and begin the required assessments. Instructor-led classes begin within the week. Students must be 18 years old and present a valid, state-issued photo ID. Students should also bring their social security card or provide their social security number. Students under the age of 18 must make prior contact with program director Karen Gaudet at 601.643.8654.

Location: Group Enrollment date:

Wesson Campus
Dow/Young Building

January 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.
March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Natchez Campus
Tom Reed Building
January 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.
March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Simpson Co. Center
Adult Ed Mobile Unit

January 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.
March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.

PRE-ENROLLMENT
Pre-enrollment allows students to begin afternoon classes between group enrollment dates. Call the campus nearest to you for an appointment.

Students under the age of 18 are not eligible for open enrollment without prior contact with program director Karen Gaudet at 601.643.8654.

Location: Contact info:

Wesson Campus
Mutton Building (2nd floor)

601.643.8655

Natchez Campus
Tom Reed Building (Room 319)
601.446.1151
Simpson Co. Center
Adult Ed Mobile Unit
601.849.0155

 

For additional information and/or questions, contact us at the Office of Adult Education:
Wesson Campus        601.643.8655
Natchez Campus        601.446.1151
Simpson Co. Center   601.849.0155