The Adult Education program provides free adult education and literacy services to students seeking to improve their academic and life skills. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instructional programs. Day and evening classes are provided in a variety of locations. Adult Education services include:
- Academic Assessment
- Adult Basic Education
- College Preparation
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- GED Preparation
- Career Pathways
- Workkeys/National Career Readiness Certificate
To enroll in Adult Education, participants must be 17 years of age or older and:
- have not earned a high school diploma or GED, or
- have a high school diploma or GED and need review for post-secondary study, or
- cannot speak, read, or write the English language.
(Students who are 17 years of age will need required documentation including an Exit Interview form completed by the last high school attended.)
Click here for a class schedule.
FREE Adult Education classes are held at the following locations:
Janet Bryan Larry Raines, GED & ESL
(334) 881-2267 (334) 881-2267
Mary Mitchell Jackie Sport, GED & ESL
(334) 335-2187 Ext. 7095 (334) 335-2187
Ronald Shanks Diann McCurley
(334) 382-2133 Ext. 3300 (334) 493-5310
Opp Online Distance Learning (Now Available)
Diann McCurley Meg Shelnutt
(334) 493-5310 (334)493-5344
The GED test certifies the equivalent of high-school level academic skills. The GED certificate is the most widely accepted high school equivalency credential and offers many benefits. These include increased wages, entry into post-secondary education, promotional opportunities, and increased self-esteem.
Most who take the GED test benefit from academic review, which is provided at all LBW Community College Adult Education sites free of charge. Persons interested in taking the GED should contact an adult education site where the instructor will assist them in their preparation for the test and refer them to the appropriate test center.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q: How much does the GED cost?
A: The GED Test fee is $120 for the complete battery or $30 per subject. There are four subject areas which can be taken individually. Payments should be made at GED.com with a credit or debit card.
Q: What do I need to pre-register?
A: Adults 18 years of age or older must have a valid photo ID to register for the test. Students who are 17 years of age that have withdrawn from high school must have the following documentation:
- Proof of Alabama residency, and must have exited an Alabama public school.
- Present to the GED Examiner a notarized Student Exit Interview from the school system.
- A notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian giving permission to administer the GED test.
A student who is 16 years of age is required to also have the following:
- A notarized Certificate of Exemption issued by his/her local superintendent.
- Must receive a minimum score of ASE low on the TABE test or “Likely to Pass” score on the GED Ready Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning Through Language Arts tests.
Q: How long will it take to receive my scores?
A: Scores can now be received the same day. You can check for your scores at GED.com under your profile.
Q: Who may I contact?
A: You may speak with any of the adult education instructors (click here), or you may contact Ms. Wendy Johnson at (334) 493-3573 ext. 5333.