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
Tonya NelsonProfessional Development Coordinator / InstructorExt 3463
Karen OttingerAdministrative Assistant / Data EntryExt 3461
Georgia FricksDistance Learning Coordinator / InstructorExt 3467
Lauren WillisInstructional Lead / InstructorExt 3468
Ann ColemanQuality Assurance
and Lead for Performance Accountability / Instructor
(903) 794-4163 ext 141
Karen NettletonInstructorExt 3461

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)

Orientation dates

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Enrollment Procedures

To enroll, a student must:

  1. Attend a required orientation/assessment session (offered twice monthly).
  2. Register for orientation online or by calling the office.
  3. Bring the following items to orientation:
  • Two forms of identification: Texas driver’s license/ID card 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

  • Be enrolled in program and attending regularly
  • Pass two or four/five TxCHSE exams OR complete TxCHSE

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.

Sites and Class Meeting Schedule

Cass County, Atlanta, Queen City

Class Location Courses Offered Instructor Class Schedule

TBD

High School Equivalency Preparation &
English as a Second Language

 

Karen Nettleton

 

TBD
Beginning in August

Texarkana

Texarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503

 

High School Equivalency
(GED/HiSet Preparation)

 

Georgia Fricks

Lauren Willis

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30- 11 a.m.
or
1- 3 p.m.
or
Monday & Tuesday
6-8 p.m.

Texarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503

English as a Second Language
Course

 

Georgia Fricks

Lauren Willis

Tuesday and Friday
8:30-11 a.m.
or
1-3 p.m.
or
Monday and Tuesday
6-8 p.m.

Texarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503

Basic Skills
(College Preparation)

 

Georgia Fricks

Lauren Willis

Tuesday and Friday
8:30-11 a.m.
or
1-3 p.m.
or
Monday and Tuesday
6-8 p.m.

Texarkana Workforce Solutions
1702 Hampton Road
Texarkana, TX 75501

High School Equivalency Preparation & Basic Skills

 

Ann Coleman

 

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Testing and Transcripts

GED Testing Center

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

HiSet Testing Center

There are four basic steps you need to take to schedule your HiSet exam. 1. View the requirements for taking the HiSet exam in your state or jurisdiction to make sure you’re eligible to take the exam. 2. Find a test center near you. 3. Set up your My HiSet Account. 4. Schedule your appointment.

How you schedule depends on where you’re taking the exam. Some locations allow scheduling only through test centers, while others also allow you to: 1. Schedule online through your HiSet account 2. Call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738)

HiSet Testing Information

The HiSet test is administered by computer and paper.  The HiSet® exam measures proficiency in five core subject areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  The fee for each test is $25.00, which can be paid by-the-test if preferred.  The total cost for all tests is $125.  Costs for retake tests will vary.  All payments must be made directly to the HiSet Testing Service www.hiset.ets.org (855-694-4738) by credit or debit card only. Payment will not be made to Adult Education and Literacy.

If you have a disability or health-related need and you require testing accommodations, you need to call ETS Disability Services at 1-855-802-2748 to schedule, reschedule or cancel your appointment.

HiSet Transcripts

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