The Adult Education program is designed to extend basic education skills. More than just an academic, GED preparation, work-focused or ESL program, our Adult Education class teaches adults at all levels and abilities to:

  • Think critically and creatively
  • Problem solve
  • Set goals and achieve them
  • Acquire successful interpersonal skills

Classes run Monday-Friday from 10-12 and take place at the Mary Kelly Center, 2803 E. 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64130.

Enrollment and Registration dates for the fall are listed below. Please note that registration and enrollment is a mandatory 2-day process. Therefore, 3 registration sessions are being offered. The first day will be registration and the second day is testing:

  • September 6th (9 am – noon) & September 7th (9 am – 2 pm)
  • September 13th (9 am – noon) & September 14th (9 am – 2 pm)
  • September 15th (9 am – noon) & September 16th (9 am – 2 pm)

All registration and enrollment will take place at Penn Valley Community College, 3444 Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Sessions will take place in the Campus Center Building, Room #403 (see campus map here).

Family literacy instructional methods combine the more traditional individualized and tutor-assisted study with active learning. An adult education teacher often employs peer collaboration, balancing both large and small groups.

Over the last five years, 62 students have successfully passed the GED/Hi-Set Exam and graduated from our program. For information about enrolling in our Adult Education Program, please call (816) 216-8976 during business hours.


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