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 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Phone: 903-794-2858 (direct) or 903-793-5632
Fax: 903-798-2132

Lisa JonesDirectorExt 1710
Debra ShelbyProfessional Development Coordinator / InstructorExt 1713
Felita GilmoreDistance Learning Coordinator / InstructorExt 1722
Vicky RankinInstructor: ABE, ESL, IETExt 1721
Karen OttingerStudent Support Specialist / Administrative AssistantExt 1711
Winnie CourtneyData EntryExt 1725

AE&L provides free classes for the following areas:

Major Courses

Adult Secondary Education
Distance Learning
ESL – English as a Second Language
TxCHSE – Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED, HiSet)
Integrated Education Training – (Partnership with Texarkana College & Workforce Solutions)
Integrated El Civics
Citizenship
Transitions

Review Courses

ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
TABE – Tests of Adult Basic Education
TSIA – Texas Success Initiative Assessment – Basic Skills Academy

Additional Services

Career Awareness
College Readiness
Interview Skills
Resume Building
Soft Skills
Workplace Readiness
Financial Literacy

Distance Learning Program

Distance learning is an online-based program that gives students additional practice outside the classroom and helps decrease the amount of time it takes inside the classroom to study for the TxCHSE test or to improve English language skills. Our Distance Learning Program is user-friendly and can help the ABE or TxCHSE student to develop an individualized study plan. All distance-learning hours completed count towards the hours needed for ABE and TxCHSE progress testing within the classroom.

Benefits to the Distance Learning Student:

  • Ability to study outside of class at anytime
  • Improved computer skills
  • Provides additional practice in weakest areas; enhances student’s strong areas of study
  • Independent study allows for working at own pace
  • Prepares the student for classroom discussions and higher-level work
  • Work completed is graded immediately and feedback is provided for questions answered incorrectly

Guidelines for the Distance Learning Student:

  • Co-enrollment in an ABE or ASE instructional class (day or night) with consistent attendance is strongly encouraged
  • Basic computer skills needed, Internet access is a must*
  • Must complete a short ABE Distance Learning Orientation
  • Distance learner needs to be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong study skills
  • All distance learning work must be done outside of instructional class
  • Every week, all distance learners must
    • commit at least (4) hours (HYBRID MODEL STUDENTS) OR EIGHT (8) hours (SOLE DL MODEL STUDENTS) to working in the Distance Learning curriculum to maintain enrollment
    • make weekly electronic contact with the Distance Learning Coordinator, and
    • work 4 hours in the presence of the DL Coordinator (SOLE DL MODEL STUDENTS)
  • A student not showing distance learning activity for seven (7) consecutive days will be dropped from the distance learning program and may reenter the program at the Distance Learning Coordinator’s discretion.

Guidelines for Attending a Distance Learning Orientation:

  • An ABE Distance Learning Orientation will be held weekly in your regularly scheduled classroom by the DL Coordinator
  • A student wishing to attend an ABE/ASE Distance Learning Orientation is required to inform the DL Coordinator a week prior to the scheduled orientation

Felita Gilmore, Distance Learning Coordinator
903.793.5632 ext. 1722

Enrollment Procedures

Students under 18 years old must contact the office at 903 794 2858 to set up an appointment with the Director.

To enroll, a student must:

  1. Attend a required orientation offered on the first Tuesday of each month in the morning or evening.
  2. Register for orientation online. Orientation will include information about the program and assessment for placement.
  3. Bring the following items to orientation:
  • Two forms of identification: Texas driver’s license/ID card and Social Security card
  • Documentation of any public assistance (TANF, SNAP, CHIP, and Medicaid) received from Workforce Solutions or Health and Human Services offices.

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.
Eight-week sessions are offered in the morning class times.

Sites and Class Meeting Schedule

CityLocationCoursesInstructorSchedule
AtlantaAtlanta High School
705 Rabbit Boulevard
Career & Technology Bldg.
Atlanta, TX 75551
High School Equivalency PreparationSamuel CostonMonday & Tuesday
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hughes SpringsHughes Springs Public Library
215 East First Street
Hughes Springs, TX 75656
High School Equivalency PreparationShelly AmoxMonday & Thursday
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Linden-KildareLinden-Kildare Elementary School
107 South Kaufman Street
Linden, TX 75563
English as a Second Language CourseAlfred CastroMonday & Thursday
5:30-8:30 p.m.
New BostonNew Boston High School
115 W. County Street, Door B
New Boston, TX 75570
High School Equivalency PreparationVicky RankinMonday 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.
TexarkanaTexarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
High School Equivalency Preparation, IETFelita Gilmore
Vicky Rankin
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
or
1- 3 p.m.
or
Monday & Wednesday
6-9 p.m.
TexarkanaTexarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
English as a Second Language CourseVicky RankinTuesday and Thursday
1-3 p.m.

Tuesday
7-9 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday
6-9 p.m.
TexarkanaTexarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
TSIA Basic Skills Academy
(College Preparation)
Felita Gilmore
Debra Shelby
Vicky Rankin
Monday-Thursday
1-3 p.m.

Monday & Wednesday
6-9 p.m.
TexarkanaTexarkana College
Physical Science Building
Corner of Tucker St. and Johnson Ave.
Texarkana, TX 75503
Transitions CourseFelita Gilmore
Debra Shelby
Vicky Rankin
Friday
8-12, 1-3
TexarkanaTexarkana Workforce Solutions
1702 Hampton Road
Texarkana, TX 75501
High School Equivalency PreparationAnn ColemanMonday-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