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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 through Thursday

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

Altrusa International of Fort Smith, Arkansas will be presenting the 29th Annual Taste of Fort Smith on Tuesday, October 25 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Lunch is from 11am-1pm and Dinner is from 5pm-7pm. Come and sample from the area's finest restaurants, caterers, food, and beverage purveyors. Tickets are $15 per session and are available at Simmons Bank locations. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bright Start Early Learning Center at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center.



Norma Nelson from Mercy Medical will be at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center next week to speak to our ESL students about breast care awareness. She will be here Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. and again on Monday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.



Natalia Shlyupikova is the October Student of the Month.  Natalia is in her second year of ESL classes at the AEC where she studies from 8:00 – 12: 25 four days a week.  She comes to class prepared and ready to learn every day.  She is friendly and well-liked by all her classmates. 

Natalia and her husband Yury came to the United States from Russia two years ago to be near their daughter and grandchildren.  They are from a beautiful city in Russia called Cheboksary. It is located on the Volga River about 10 hours east of Moscow.  Natalia is retired now, but she worked as a physician in Russia for 45 years. Natalia stays active, and she and her family enjoy doing outdoor activities together.  In Russia, they went cross-country skiing, hiking, and camping.  Since she’s been in Fort Smith, she enjoys swimming and playing volleyball with her family.

Natalia and her husband were brave to leave their home and country to start a new life in the United States.  With the love and support of their family, however, they are facing their new challenges with grace and determination. 

We wish Natalia continued success in learning English.  

Congratulations, Natalia!  You are doing great!




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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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