Welcome to the Adult Education & Literacy Program

We’re located at the corner of Tucker Street and Johnson Avenue on the Texarkana College campus in the Physical Science Building, across the street from the TC Apartments – Building 8 on the Campus Map.

Our office hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Thursday; 8 am – 4 pm, Friday.

Phone: 903-823-3461
Fax: 903-823-3464

Lisa JonesDirectorExt 3460
Sacoyle BakerCareer NavigatorExt 3462
Dr. Glorious MeltonProfessional Development Coordinator / InstructorExt 3463
Karen OttingerAdministrative Assistant / Data EntryExt 3461
Georgia FricksDistance Learning Coordinator / InstructorExt 3467
Kippie HartcraftQuality Assurance
and Lead for Performance Accountability / Instructor
Ext 3468
Ann ColemanInstructional Lead / Instructor(903) 794-4163 ext 141
Agnes TirritoInstructorExt 3468
William OwneyInstructorExt 3465

AE&L provides free classes for the following areas:

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

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 Tuesdays of the month: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 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

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Program Cost:
Students do not pay for the classroom instruction.
Students are required to pay for practice tests and official high school equivalency exams.

Length of Program:
A student’s skill level, motivation, and time commitment determine the program length.

Academic Enrichment Sessions

After completing enrollment paperwork and the assessment, new students are required to attend two sessions before starting classes.  A student must either attend both morning sessions or both night sessions.

Fall 2021 dates

  • October 18
  • October 19
  • November 15
  • November 16

Academic Enrichment Session – Morning 9-11 a.m.
Join Zoom Meeting


Academic Enrichment Session – Evening 6-8 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting

Sites and Class Meeting Schedule – Fall 2021


High School Equivalency (GED) In-person Classes

Morning HSE
EnglishMonday9:30-11:30 a.m.Jones6
ScienceTuesday9:30-11:30 a.m.Hartcraft8
MathWednesday9:30-11:30 a.m.Obando7
Social StudiesThursday9:30-11:30 a.m.Hartcraft8
Evening HSE
Math and ScienceMonday6:00-8:00 p.m.Hartcraft8
English and Social StudiesWednesday6:00-8:00 p.m.Tirrito8
M - Th8:30-9:30 a.m.ESL RM
M – Th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.ESL RM
M – W5- 6 p.m.ESL RM
All SubjectsMonday8:30-9:30 a.m.JonesESL RM
All SubjectsMonday5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hartcraft8
All SubjectsWednesday5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Obando7

High School Equivalency (GED) Virtual Classes

SubjectDayTimeInstructorZoom link
Morning HSE
EnglishMonday9:30-10:30 a.m.MeltonStart
Meeting ID: 927 214 6968
Password: 7BXwZn
MathTuesday9:30-10:30 a.m.MeltonStart
Meeting ID: 927 214 6968
Password: 7BXwZn
Social StudiesWednesday9:30-10:30 a.m.MeltonStart
Meeting ID: 927 214 6968
Password: 7BXwZn
ScienceThursday9:30-10:30 a.m.MeltonStart
Meeting ID: 927 214 6968
Password: 7BXwZn
Evening HSE
MathTuesday6:00-8:00 p.m.FricksStart
Meeting ID: 851 4963 9225
Password: 776284

English as a Second Language (ESL) In-person Classes

Morning ESL
English- AdvMonday9:30-11:30 a.m.Jones6
Afternoon ESL
English -AdvTuesday and Thursday12:00-2:00 p.m.Owney6
Evening ESL
English- BasicTuesday and Thursday6:00-8:00 p.m.Owney6
M - Th8:30-9:30 a.m.ESL RM
M – Th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.ESL RM

Basic Skills (BS) In-person Class

Afternoon BS
Computer/ELAMonday4:30-6:30 p.m.Tirrito7

IET Allied Health – In-person Classes

Afternoon IET
Basic Skills/WF PrepMonday and Wednesday1:30-3:30 p.m.Hartcraft8

NCBO – In-Person Classes

Morning NCBO
Math 0030.03Tuesday and Thursday9:30-10:50 a.m.Obando7
Afternoon NCBO
Math 0030.02Tuesday and Thursday12:30-1:30 p.m.Obando7
English 0030.01Tuesday and Thursday2:00-3:20 p.m.Jones / Hartcraft8
Evening NCBO
Math 0030.01Wednesday6:00-9:00 p.m.Obando7

Other Sites

Texarkana Workforce CenterHSE/BSMonday-Friday8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.ColemanIn-Person
Women’s Recovery CenterHSEMonday-Thursday1-3 p.m.MeltonIn-Person
Cass County – Atlanta High SchoolHSE/ESLMonday and Tuesday6-8 p.m.Atlanta High School

Testing and Transcripts

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.