Today . . . and . . . in the Future


Fort Smith Adult Education Center

Promote Your Page Too

For a copy of the form to request an official diploma or transcript, Click Here


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

Summer School: June 6-29 and July 11-August 3, 2016

Office hours: Monday and Wednesdays 8:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-4:00pm.  School is closed on Fridays. No classes will meet the weeks of: May 31-June 2, July 4-9, August 8-11.

Fall semester begins August 15, 2016.

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

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Fort Smith Adult Education Center a $10,000 grant to support family literacy.  This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

“We are excited to partner with the Fort Smith Public Schools and Dollar General Literacy Foundation to offer a family literacy program that allows adult students to spend time in their child's classroom while they receive additional English language instruction, citizenship, EL/Civics instruction,” said Fort Smith Adult Education Center director, Gary Udouj.

In addition to the robust GED/ABE and ESL programs  offered in their main location, the center offers Adult ESL classes at several area elementary schools as part of a Family Literacy program we began this year. The adult education instructor works with parents to teach strategies for helping parents work on basic functions, listening and speaking, vocabulary, grammar focus, reading, writing, life skills, pronunciation, and technology skills. The program primarily serves parents who want to learn English as a second language.

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. 

Our annual school picnic will be on Wednesday, May 25!  

Join us for grilled hot dogs and all the trimmings starting at 11:00 a.m. on the west side of the building.  All Fort Smith Adult Education students are welcome!





Join us for our 42nd annual GED Awards Ceremony and ESL Recognition this Monday, May 16th at 7:00 pm at the Stubblefield Center at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith!

Our commencement speaker will be Dr. Ken Warden, Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. The Southside High School band will play, and the Northside JROTC Color Guard will present the colors. The amazing Mr. Reginald Moore will sing the national anthem. The event is free and open to the public, so make plans to join us!


Copyright © 2016 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.

Website Design by The Richland Group | Programming by Jamell Digital, Inc. | Site Login
blackjack it