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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 HartcraftInstructional Lead / InstructorExt 3468
Ann ColemanQuality Assurance
and Lead for Performance Accountability / Instructor
(903) 794-4163 ext 141
Karen NettletonInstructorExt 3461
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

Orientation dates

There are no upcoming events at this time.

View all upcoming events

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 Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.
  6. Attend two Academic Enrichment Sessions.  (The email you receive will contain the next available date for these sessions and a class start date.)
  7. Classes begin once a month after the Academic Enrichment Sessions.

Two forms of identification are required: 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 In-Person and Virtual Schedule – Fall 2020

Cass County, Atlanta, Queen City

Atlanta High School Career and Technology BuildingCourses OfferedInstructorDaysTimes
Room 305High School Equivalency Preparation
English as a Second Language
Karen NettletonMonday and Tuesday6-8 p.m.


Texarkana College Physical Science BuildingCourses OfferedInstructorDaysTimes
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
IET Allied HealthHartcraftMonday1:30-3:30 p.m.
HSE Math and ScienceHartcraftMonday6-8 p.m.
HSE Math and ScienceHartcraftTuesday9:30-11:30 a.m.
Basic SkillsHartcraftWednesday1:30-3:30 p.m.
HSE ELA and Social StudiesTirritoWednesday6-8 p.m.
HSE ELA and Social StudiesTirritoThursday9:30-11:30 a.m.
English as a Second LanguageTirritoThursday 1-3 p.m.
Texarkana Workforce SolutionsCourses OfferedInstructorDaysTimes
1702 Hampton Road
Texarkana, TX 75501
High School Equivalency
Preparation & Basic Skills
Ann ColemanMonday-Thursday8:30 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 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 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 or (877) 392 6433.

GED Transcripts

Grades and transcripts can be requested at once tests have been completed and passed.

GED Testing Service (National) –

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.

HiSet Testing

Full details at