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Adult Education Calendar 

The Fort Smith Adult Education Center

Our mission is to prepare students to successfully transition to higher education, career-readiness, and the workforce.

The Fort Smith Public Schools and the Adult Education Center serve the community by providing every student a comprehensive education of the highest quality in a safe and nurturing environment. We recognize the diversity of needs and aspirations of our students, and we are committed to the development of each individual as a successful, responsible, and productive citizen who is prepared for the challenges of the future.

The Fort Smith Adult Education Center offers a wide range of classes that are available to any adult over the age of 18 who is a resident of the area. Flexible class schedules provide day and evening sessions to meet the unique needs of adult learners.
We offer not only Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Adult Education (GAE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, but we also offer business computer classes, computer assisted instruction, conversational Spanish classes, GED preparation, the W.A.G.E. program, the Career Readiness Certificate, and more! We now also offer the COMPASS exam for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. If you live in Greenwood, we have a GED preparation course that meets every Monday and Wednesday night at Greenwood High School 5:00-9:00pm. Call for the room number. Parking is between this building and the Arena.

Check out our web page for current schedules and information about all of our programs. Stop by today- No appointment needed!

501 S. 20th St. Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901                TEL: (479) 785-1232          FAX: (479) 782-3401

Fall 2014 Hours: 

Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm, Fridays 8:00am-12:00pm

Latest News

Starting September 30, 2014, adult education classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights, 5:00-9:00pm in the beautiful new computer lab at Mansfield High School.

All adult education classes and testing are FREE! Earn your GED diploma, a Career Readiness Certificate, and more.  Call 785-1232 for details.




Dr. Crystal Maree Beshears enrolled at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center in 1995 when she was 17 years old.  “I was a student at Northside High School at the time.   I began classes and enrolled my daughter into the daycare at Adult Ed.
I earned my GED in October of what would have been my senior year in high
school and began college at Westark Community College in January.”

Dr. Beshears earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Arkansas in 2012.   She has worked as a high school Social Studies teacher for Lincoln Schools in Arkansas.  “I had a heart for working with teens due to my
experiences as a teen.”  Beshears has worked as an Instructional Coach at
the district, state, and national levels.  Dr. Beshears also served as
Senior Program Specialist for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
in 2012/2013 in Arkansas. 

“There were a lot of great teachers at the Adult Education Center and my family supported me. At one time I felt embarrassed with having earned a GED.  When I began graduate school, I was concerned that if people knew I was a teenage mom and had to get my GED that it would hinder me as I moved forward in my career.
Eventually, I decided that I would let me skills, ability, and personality speak for itself.  I feel an obligation to share my story and let other people know that anything is possible.  There were a lot of great teachers at the Adult Education Center and my family supported me.”

Dr. Beshears, the teachers and staff at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center congratulate you for all of your accomplishments. Your story is inspiring!


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