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Adult Education/GED Services

Adult Education

GED Enrollment and TABE Testing is every Monday at 7:45 AM and 4:45 PM in Huntsville and Decatur Adult Education Service Center.

The Calhoun Adult Education Program provides academic instruction up to the college level. Areas of instruction include the following:

  • Reading 
  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Social studies 
  • Science 
  • English as a Second Language 
  • Preparation for the Alabama High School Exit Exam 
  • Preparation for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batter (ASVAB) 
  • Preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency test 
  • Preparation for the Placement Test 
  • Preparation for WorkKeys Test 


Open enrollment allows adults to enroll in an Adult Education class any time. An individualized program of study is planned based on one's goal and skill level as determined by assessment tests given at time of enrollment.

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Adult Education services are free.

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Individualized Instruction: 

Adults study individually and/or in small groups under the guidance of qualified instructors. Each student progresses at his or her own pace.

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The ACADEMY is a fast-paced class which begins every seven (7) weeks. Qualifying students will be assigned to classes based on individual assessment scores in math, reading, and language.

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Alabama High School Exit Exam: 

Adults who have the high school credits required for a high school diploma but have not passed the Exit Exam may study for the Alabama High School Exit Exam.

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Distance Learning: 

A GED online computer class allows students who cannot attend class to study for the GED test at home. Those who score on the ninth-grade level or above on an assessment test are eligible for the online class.

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Help is available for nonreaders and beginning readers. Nonreaders and beginning readers may attend reading class, study in a computer reading lab, or be assigned a tutor.

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A GED Graduation is held annually in May.

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Assistance is available for men and women who are studying for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

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English as a second language (ESL) classes provide instruction for adults whose native language is not English. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered on the basis of satisfactory assessment test scores.

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Volunteers contribute greatly to the Adult Education program. To volunteer, call the Adult Education office in your area

Adult Education benefits not only individual students, but also the community.

  • It contributes to a more productive work force. 
  • Adult Education qualifies adults for better jobs and increases their buying power. 
  • It qualifies adults for military service. 
  • It qualifies adults for college or technical training. 
  • It enables some adults to become independent of government assistance. 
  • Adult Education promotes better parenting skills. 
  • Adult Education contributes to better informed citizens who are more active in government and community affairs. 

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For more information:

For class locations and schedules, information about volunteering, and other information, please call the following numbers:

Huntsville and Madison County


Limestone and Morgan Counties


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