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11-27 Thanksgiving Recess - No School
11-30 Classes Resume
12-17 End of First Semester
12-18 Records Day - No Classes, Teachers Report
12-21 Winter Recess - No School

Adult Education Calendar 

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! If you live in South Sebastian County, we have a GED preparation course that meets every Monday and Wednesday night at Greenwood High School 5:15-9:00pm 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. Fall classes will begin August 25th in Mansfield and Greenwood.

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: 

Monday  through Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm.  School is closed on 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

The Fort Smith Adult Education Center will be closed November 23-27 for professional development and the Thanksgiving holiday.  

We would like to thank the Fort Smith Public Schools and all of our community partners and supporters  for helping  us serve our mission:  to prepare students to successfully transition to higher education, career-readiness, and the workforce. Happy Thanksgiving!


Fort Smith Adult Education Director, Dr. Gary Udouj, received  the 2015 Arkansas Adult Education Outstanding Administrator award last Friday at the AACAE conference in Little Rock. Thanks to Dr. Barry Owen, Representative George McGill, Dr. Benny Gooden, and Dr. Ken Warden for attending the reception held today at the Adult Education Center.  We appreciate your support of adult education.


Yury Shlyupikov has been selected as Student of the Month for November 2015.

Yury and his wife of 48 years, Natalia, came to the United States from Russia in June of this year and enrolled for ESL classes in July. While Yury studied German in school and university, he never learned English. 

He spent his life working as a structural engineer. Yury and Natalia moved here to live with their daughter and grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, being outside, traveling, fishing, collecting mushrooms, and fixing cars.

Yury has been an exceptional student. He works very hard to learn English so he can communicate with others. He also makes his classmates and teacher laugh often, uniting the group. For these reasons, and more, Yury has been chosen as Student of the Month, just in time for his birthday, November 28, when he will be 72 years old.



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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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