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4-27 School Board Meeting
5-5 Cinco De Mayo
5-21 Southside High School Graduation
5-22 Northside High School Graduation
5-25 Memorial Day

Adult Education Calendar 

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 South Sebastian County, we have a GED preparation course that meets every Monday and Wednesday night at Greenwood High School 5:00-9:00pm in Room A-19, and a class that meets at Mansfield High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-9:00pm. Call for details.

Our GED classes and testing are still FREE! 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

Spring 2015 Hours: 

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

In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Adult Education Center is ADA accessible and EEOC compliant. 
Accommodations and alternate format materials are available upon request.
Paid for with funds from the Department of Career Education, Adult Education Division

The Fort Smith Adult Education Center will be hosting a Career Fair next Tuesday, April 28 from 10-2. Sykes Enterprises, First National Bank, OK Foods, Goodyear Commercial Tire, Mars Petcare and many more local employers will have representatives at the center looking for new employees. Bring your resume and get ready to take the next step in your new career!


Barbara Brown is our April Student of the Month!  

In addition to honoring her for all of her diligent work and endless determination as a student, we would like to thank Barbara for serving our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1985
till 1992. 

She is a Persian Gulf Veteran and was the first female to open up the International Operating Engineers Vocational Trade at Weber Basin Job Corps Center in Ogden, Utah. After moving to Arkansas with her family in 1992, she began a career as a truck driver and held that occupation for 16 years. After being injured in a trucking accident, Barbara had to find alternate ways to become employed again.

She entered the Fort Smith Adult Education Center in 2007 to brush up on her basic skills and primarily gain computer skills. Barbara took every computer class the Adult Education Center in Fort Smith offers. After completing all of those, she was the first student enrolled in the Microsoft IT
Academy in 2013.

She has studied persistently every day to pass the Microsoft Certification Tests. She passed the Microsoft Word Certification test in February of this year and plans to continue until she passes the other areas offered of Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.  With Barbara’s hard work and attitude, she
will earn the certifications! 


Friday, April 10 is our next Friday Career Workshop, Preparing for Job Interviews. 

This workshop provides practical steps to help participants anticipate common interview questions and discuss responses to tough questions in advance. Participants will explore appropriate dress for interviews and the workplace. Mock interviews will give participants extra practice and the confidence needed for that next interview. Visit our website for more information or call 784-8185.


Copyright © 2015 Fort Smith Public Schools   |  479-785-2501
PO Box 1948 | 3205 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Dr. Annette Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Dra. Annette Henderson si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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