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12-18 End of Second Quarter - End of 1st Semester
12-19 Records Day - No Classes
12-22 Winter Recess - No School
12-23 Winter Recess - No School
12-24 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! 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

Spring 2015 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

Dorothy Love has been a student at the Adult Education Center since January 2014.  She is the proud parent of four children and grandparent of five grandchildren.  She enrolled at the Adult Education Center as a result of becoming a dislocated worker after
more than 35 years of service at Whirlpool. 

Dorothy has been a model student and is enthusiastic about learning new things. 
She has learned many things while being a student at the Adult Education Center.  In addition to upgrading her math skills, she has completed many Microsoft Office courses such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Quickbooks. Additionally, she earned a Career Readiness Certificate.  Her motto is “you learn something new everyday.”  Her achievements are the product of her commitment and attitude. Dorothy always has a smile on her face and projects a positive attitude.  Congratulations, Dorothy!


Help us decorate the Fort Smith Adult Education Center's Christmas Tree! Instead of the usual ornaments, bring a pair of mittens, gloves, scarf or hat for the tree. All items will be donated to the The Next Step Homeless Services.



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!


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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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