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11-24 School Board Meeting
11-24 NHS Author Visit:An Evening with Guadalupe Garcia McCall
11-26 Thanksgiving Recess - No School
11-27 Thanksgiving
12-1 Classes Resume

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 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

Fall 2014 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

Latest News

In addition to being a proven self-starter and model student who is always quick to lend a helping hand to her classmates and instructors, Cecilia Ramos has had a busy year! Just in the past several months, she has obtained her U.S. citizenship, shared her inspirational experiences about learning English as an adult immigrant on the airwaves of La Raza, and earned a job promotion. Her recent accomplishments are but just a few of the many that she is certain to experience as she continues her educational pursuits. If you see her in the hallways of the FSAEC, be sure to give her a well-deserved high five. Congrats, Cecilia!


The Community Food Drive is underway. Bring your canned food or non-perishable food items until November 21!


Mansfield and surrounding area residents now have a new night class available to get their GED. The class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5-9 at Mansfield High School. The course is for any adult who is seeking a GED or Adult Education. The course and materials are free. The class is mostly computer based, but has a one to one and group class component as well. Marie McHaffie teaches the course and is happy to be there for the community. McHaffie holds a BA degree from Humboldt State University and an MA from National University. McHaffie is an experienced teacher who enjoys working with the Adult Ed population. “We get to have fun and learn, the students want to be here and are ready to get down to business every Tuesday and Thursday night. I feel that this class is a life-line to higher education for many students. Students have expressed their gratitude to me for the program.”

On October 30th, the class celebrated Halloween and their one month anniversary of class. Students brought in food items and some even came in costume. Carl Snyder a student said, “The class is very relaxed and informative. You have fun while you are learning.” Another student Josh Hiatt remarked, “I’ve been out of school for a long time and being able to come back and do this is inspiring to me and my family.” When asked about the favorite part of class, Rachael Felton said, “Group discussion is great!” Students are assigned computer work and homework every night as part of the curriculum. Currently the class has about 14 students and is expected to grow as needed. For more information please call Fort Smith Adult Education @ 479-785-1232.



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