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Adult Education & Literacy

Ready to finish what you’ve started? We have GED and High School Equivalency programs as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to help you get your education where you want it to be.

Program Quick Facts

Duration

Varies based on student’s skill level, motivation, and time commitment.

Cost

Classes are no cost; Students are required to pay for practice tests and official exams.

Scheduling Options

Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

Adult Education & Literacy Free Classes

  • TxCHSE – Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED, HiSet)
  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • Basic Skills – College Entrance Assistance (TSIA, TABE, TEAS)
  • Integrated Education Training – (Workforce or Training Courses)
  • Integrated Education & Training Program in Allied Health, view Allied Health program flyer

Enrollment Procedures

  1. Complete the online Enrollment Form and submit a copy of a driver’s license or state identification.
    (Please review eligibility requirements below.)
  2. Read the Program Overview and complete the Program Overview Agreement Form.
  3. All 17 and 18 year-olds must complete the Self-Attestation of School Withdrawal Form.
  4. A staff member will call or email you with the next steps within 48 hours.
  5. You will be required to schedule and complete an assessment. (Assessments are given on campus in the Physical Sciences Building on the first two Mondays of the month: 9 a.m., 1 p.m., or 6 p.m.)
  6. Attend two Academic Enrichment Sessions.  (See information in Academic Enrichment section.)
  7. Classes begin once a month after the Academic Enrichment Sessions.

Two forms of identification are required: Texas driver’s license/ID card or birth certificate and Social Security card.

TxCHSE and ESL Students

  • Cannot be enrolled in high school
  • 16-year old must have a court order and a parent/guardian signature
  • 17 & 18-year-old must have an official withdrawal from last school attended and a parent/guardian signature

Basic Skills Students

  • College Student TSIA Testing at levels 1-4
  • TABE below 12th grade skills level
  • TEAS V Overall below 60%, Reading below 69%, Science below 45%

IET Students

  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Be enrolled in training program provided by TC Community and Business Program

After completing enrollment paperwork and the assessment, new students are required to attend one two-hour session before starting classes.

Spring 2022 Dates

Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 22, 9-11 a.m.

March 21, 6-8 p.m.

March 22, 9-11 a.m.

April 18, 6-8 p.m.

April 19, 9-11 a.m.

May 16, 6-8 p.m.

May 17, 9-11 a.m.

Morning
Academic Enrichment Session – Morning 9-11 a.m.
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Night
Academic Enrichment Session – Evening 6-8 p.m.
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High School Equivalency (GED) Face to Face Classes with Virtual Zoom Option (no transportation or illness)

Subject Day Time Instructor Room Zoom Information
Morning HSE
English Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Melton ESL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9272146968?pwd=NUUzMEdHYU0rOXl4SkR0MzRybkZLZz09

Meeting ID: 927 214 6968

Password: 7BXwZn

Science Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hartcraft 8 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98095892530

Meeting ID: 980 9589 2530

Passcode: 768396

Math Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Obando 7 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82648132251?pwd=K2lqbkhDV0g0L1ZHZk1KaDNlNlM4dz09

Meeting ID: 826 4813 2251

Passcode: 282076

Social Studies Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hartcraft 8 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98095892530

Meeting ID: 980 9589 2530

Passcode: 768396

 

ALL Subjects – Fast Track Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Balmain ESL
ALL Subjects – Spanish Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Obando 7 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89243866956?pwd=akwvcStCU1hETUdYcndpT21iTEtEdz09

Meeting ID: 892 4386 6956

Passcode: 125194

Evening HSE
Social Studies Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m. Hartcraft 8 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98095892530

Meeting ID: 980 9589 2530

Passcode: 768396

Math Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Oller 7
ELA Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tirrito 8 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9661670324

Meeting ID: 966 167 0324

Science Thursday 6-8 p.m. Oller 7
Lab
M-Th 8:30-9:30 a.m. ESL Lab
M-Th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ESL Lab
M & T 5:00-6:00 p.m. ESL Lab
Targeted Tutoring – only available in person unless the campus moves to virtual learning
RLA Monday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Melton ESL
RLA Monday 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tirrito 8
Math Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Young ESL – Assigned Only
Math Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Young ESL-Assigned Only
Math Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Obando 7
Math Wednesday 4:30-6 p.m. Hartcraft 8
Math Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hartcraft 8

English as a Second Language (ESL) Face to Face

Subject Day Time Instructor Room Zoom Information
Afternoon ESL

 

English- Advanced Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-3:00 p.m. Owney 6 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86035291279https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81899396578
Evening ESL
English – Beginning Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m. Owney 6  

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81899396578

 

Lab            
M-Th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ESL Lab
M & T 5:00-6:00 p.m. ESL Lab

 

 

NCBO – Face to Face  (virtual will meet on Teams)

Subject Day Time Instructor Room
Afternoon NCBO

 

English 0030.01 Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Jones ESL
Math 0030.02 Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:50 p.m. Obando 7
Evening NCBO
Math 0030.01 Wednesday 6:00-8:50 p.m. Obando 7

 

IET – Face to Face (virtual will meet on Teams)

Subject Day Time Instructor Room
Afternoon

 

Allied Health Monday and Wednesday 1:30-3:30 p.m. Hartcraft 8

 

 

Other Sites

Subject Day Time Instructor Room
Morning
HSE/BS Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Coleman Workforce Center Classroom
Afternoon

 

HSE Monday-Thursday 1-3 p.m. Melton Women’s Recovery Center
Evening
HSE/ESL Monday and Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Giles Atlanta High School

 

GED Testing Center
Funding is available to pay for GED exams for program participants who qualify. A participant must be enrolled in the program, meet attendance requirements, be 21 years or older, a Texas resident with a government ID, and score ready on the GED Ready exam.

The GED tests are offered year-round. To register and schedule a test date, go to www.ged.com. and setup your MyGED account. The website gives you access to study guides, test scores, test tips, testing center locations, test day schedules, and more.

Candidates must be eighteen years of age and hold a valid Texas photo ID such as a driver’s license, which is required before testing. Other acceptable IDs include a military ID, a passport, or any other government issued ID (Texas residency must be proven). Candidates younger than eighteen years of age will require special approval from the State of Texas before they can schedule any tests. Details for the process are included on the website.

GED Testing Information
The GED test is administered by computer only. There are four areas tested: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The fee for each test is $36.25, which can be paid by-the-test if preferred. The total cost for all tests is $145. Costs for retake tests will vary. All payments must be made directly to the GED Testing Service at www.ged.com or (877) 392 6433 by credit or debit card only. Payment will not be made to Adult Education and Literacy.

Students needing special accommodations for testing must get approval directly from the GED Testing Service at www.ged.com or (877) 392 6433.

GED Transcripts
Grades and transcripts can be requested at www.ged.com once tests have been completed and passed.
GED Testing Service (National) – https://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/home
The Texas Certificate/Transcript Search is used to obtain a free verification letter or a printable PDF containing the Certificate of High School Equivalency and test scores for $5.00. The printable PDF will include a diploma-style certificate suitable for framing and a transcript with test dates and scores. Purchases can be made by credit card or check (automated clearing house). The certificates and verifications must be printed during this transaction. https://tea4avtuna.tea.state.tx.us/Tea.TxChse.Web/Forms/CertificateSearch.aspx

Forms

  • Acknowledgement of Program Overview

  • I, _____________, have received and read a copy of the Texarkana College Adult Education and Literacy Program Overview. I agree to its contents and the expectations required of me as a voluntary student.
  • Educational and/or Training Interests

    Post-Secondary (College/Workforce Training)

    Check any area of study that interests you.
  • Employment Interests

  • Self-Attestation of School Withdrawal for 17 & 18 Year Olds

  • School Enrollment Information

  • MonthYear
  • Type your name
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Let’s Connect

We’re located at the corner of Tucker Street and Johnson Avenue on the Texarkana College campus. Our office hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Thursday; 8 am – 4 pm, Friday.
Fax: 903-823-3464

Faculty & Staff

Lisa Jones

Director

Sacoyle Baker

Career Navigator

Dr. Glorious Melton

Professional Development Coordinator / Instructor

Sherry Michael

Data Entry Clerk / Instructor

Georgia Fricks

Distance Learning Coordinator / Instructor

Kippie Hartcraft

Quality Assurance and Lead for Performance Accountability / Instructor

Ann Coleman

Instructional Lead / Instructor

Agnes Tirrito

Instructor

William Owney

Instructor

Rachel Balmain

Instructor

Destiny Oller

Instructor

Amy Giles

Instructor