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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 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

Fall 2014 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

Latest News

The Fort Smith Adult Education Center was recognized for its partnership with the 188th Air Guard at the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education meeting last night. Col. Mark Anderson and his staff presented certificates to computer instructors Linda Holland, Linda McAdams, and director Gary Udouj. Our unique partnership was also discussed in the latest National Guard Magazine, which features a cover story on the changing mission of the 188th.


Fort Smith Adult Education secretary Donna Smith was named the Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year by the Arkansas Association for Continuing Adult Education in Little Rock today. This prestigious award is given annually at the Arkansas Adult Education state-wide conference. 

Donna has worked for the Fort Smith Schools for 27 years, and at theAdult Education Center since 2007. Known to her colleagues as “The Sheriff of AERIS,” Donna keeps tabs on a staff of 30-plus teachers and over 2000 students a year. Everyone knows that managing the AERIS database for a large program can be a daunting task. It takes someone with an eye for detail and a deep knowledge of adult education policies and practices to do it. Donna is a team player and happy to train teachers and staff alike in the ways of AERIS. In her role as Sheriff of AERIS, Donna enforces the law, keeps the peace, and protects the integrity of our data and program. 

Besides being the most outstanding paraprofessional in the state, Donna is a mother of four, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of two. Congratulations to Donna Smith on being named the AACAE Paraprofessional of the Year!

Misty came to the  Adult Education Center last year to work on her GED credential.  She left school at seventeen and went to work.  Misty now realizes that she needs an education in order to have better job opportunities.

In class she not only does her best on assignments but is also the first to help other students.  Misty is very punctual and prepared for class.  She has even asked to take quizzes early if she knows she’s going to be out on quiz day.

Misty, with your determination and work ethic, you will be successful in achieving your goals. Congratulations!



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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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