Adult education programs provide basic skills classes to adults with less than a high school education.
- All adults have the right to education that enhances their ability to effect positive changes in their lives.
- All adults have the right to obtain the life skills that they need to become self- sufficient, actively participating members of society.
- All adults have the right to complete their education through the high school level.
- Adult basic education provides basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to adult learners functioning below the ninth-grade level.
- Job Readiness
- Local Programs
- English Language Learners
- Information & Forms
- Correctional Education
Accelerating Opportunity, Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE™), and Workplace Training programs help individuals advance their skills to become more successful in the workplace.
The General Educational Development (GED) test is your chance to get the job or career you want. The GED test credential is the only high school equivalency credential recognized in all 50 states.
We believe that everybody deserves a second chance. Graduates prove their academic skills and knowledge in the basic subject areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
About the GED test:
- People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential
- The GED test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
- More than 18 million people have passed the GED test
Adult Education has many locations all around the state of Arkansas to help serve you.
Adult education and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are free and offered at a variety of times and days across Arkansas.
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The first formal education program in Arkansas prisons was begun in 1968. The England School District started a night program at Tucker, and the Gould School District started a night program at Cummins. These were limited in their outreach, but they were a step in the right direction. These programs continued for several years.
The purpose as stated in the act was to provide “elementary, secondary and vocational-technical education to all persons incarcerated in the Department of Correction facilities who are not high school graduates, irrespective of age...” The Board of Correction and Community Punishment serves as the school board for the School District.
Arkansas Correctional School Mission Statement:
We, the ACS, believe each person has worth, dignity, and the ability to learn. Our mission is to provide a positive, safe educational environment, where self-worth and success are natural outcomes that enable our students to become successful in the 21st Century. We work to foster positive change in others and ourselves and to be an asset to the community and institution we serve.