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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 4:00-8:00pm. The class meets in room C13. It is adjacent to the greenhouse and parking is between this building and the Arena, directly across from the baseball field.

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

Latest News


The Fort Smith Adult Education Center is celebrating 40 years! (1974-2014) Our 40th Annual GED Commencement is coming up Monday, May 12th at 7pm at the Stubblefield Center at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Students from the Southside High School Band will perform Pomp and Circumstance, and the Northside High School JROTC will present the colors. Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders will do a special presentation, and our guest speaker this year is one of our 2014 graduates and current UA-Fort Smith student, Jesus Sedeno-Gutierrez. Come out and celebrate with us!


If you are participating in the Adult Education Center's 40th Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 12, you need to come by the center and buy your cap and gown! The cap & gowns will be on sale from today until Thursday, May 8. The cost is $25-cash only!

 

Advisor to students, Nichelle Christian, will be taking students on a tour of the ATU Cardiovascular Technology School at Fort Chaffee on Monday, April 21. The bus will leave at 12:00 p.m. If you would like to go sign up in the office!

 

          

  Ocie was originally chosen as April Student of the Month because he is hardworking, dedicated, and encouraging to others.  As I visited more with him, I realized these characteristics are just the tip of the iceberg that makes him someone to be recognized.        

  He graduated from Spiro High School in 1966 and went on to play basketball at Eastern Oklahoma State College.  Ocie obtained an associate’s degree from Oklahoma State Technical School in Okmulgee before entering the army.         

  He was severely injured while serving in Vietnam.  His family was given no hope that he would survive.  When he did doctors predicted that he would never walk, talk, or function normally again.  Boy, were they wrong!         

  Ocie spent the next year in the hospital relearning how to do everything.  He is truly a miracle.             

  When asked what brought him to Adult Ed, he told me that he wanted to refresh his skills to help him in his ministry. He says that his favorite part is just learning.         

  Anyone who knows Ocie knows that he’s a joy to be around.  He’s never left my classroom without saying, “Have a blessed day.”

 

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