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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!

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

Office Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Thursday

Testing Hours:  9:00am-1:00pm   5:00-8:00pm Monday-Thursday

Closed Fridays 

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

Save the date for our fall registration!  Registration is Monday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Students will be able to register for our fall classes and for the Bright Start Early Learning Center.  Classes will start on Tuesday, August 15. 


We are now accepting applications for our new RCAP—Residential Construction Apprentice Program. This 18 month, 288 hour program will begin in August!
Established in 2017, this formal residential construction training program was approved by the United States Department of Labor and The Arkansas Department of Career Education.
We will also be holding a free Pre-Apprenticeship class here July 10-14 for people interested in the RCAP. 
For more information about our program and enrollment; please contact: Stephanie Stipins, Executive Director, Homebuilders Association of Greater Fort Smith, at 479-452- 6213.


School's not out for summer at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center!  

Summer I classes start on Monday, June 5 and will end on Wednesday, June 28 and Summer II classes start on Monday, July 10 and end on Wednesday, August 2.  Our summer classes are open entry/open exit, so stop by anytime to register.  Our summer hours are Monday/Wednesday 8:00-8:00 and Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-4:00.  

For schedules see the main page of our website.  




Copyright © 2017 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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