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Adult Education Services

It's the Key to Your Future and a Better Life!

Adult Basic Education classes provide the opportunity for adults to improve their basic skills or study for the HiSET - Missouri's High School Equivalency test.  When you are ready to begin class, you and your instructor will design a plan of study, which will help you to reach your goals.  Jefferson College is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to you, and we hope that you will join us soon.

It's never too late!  Enroll at any Time at No Cost!

(Funds are provided by the federal Adult Education Act*)

*For additional information, click on the links below: 

AEL Program Brochure

To receive information about the program, please submit an 
AEL Information Request Form.


** Important Information for all 17 and 18 year olds

**On January 1, 2014 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) replaced the GED exam with the new HiSET exam as a measure to award High School Equivalency (HSE). The new HiSET exam will be computer-based and is available at all Jefferson College Hillsboro and Jefferson College Arnold.

Getting Started on your HSE with free Jefferson College AEL classes:

Step 1: Sign up for HiSET/HSE classes at Hillsboro, Ext. 3437; Arnold, Ext. 3591

Step 2: Attend a 6-hour Orientation and begin classes

Step 3: Attend class regularly, learn new skills, take practice tests, and when your instructor says you are ready, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Register online to take the HiSET exam at: www.hiset.org

Also, at this time, students with disabilities request accommodations for testing at this site:  NCRC Resource Site 

 

 

Fall 2015 Class and Orientation Schedule

Jefferson College AEL Class Schedule:

Jefferson College Hillsboro AEL Class Schedule:
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO  63050
Career Tech Building  Rm 174
Day Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 
9 am - 2 pm
Evening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 
5 pm - 8:30 pm

Jefferson College Arnold AEL Class Schedule:
Intersection of Highway 141 and Astra Way
(Behind Recreation Center)
Room 328
Day Hours:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9 am - 2 pm
Evening Hours:
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
5 pm - 9pm

Jefferson County Library Northwest Branch AEL Class Schedule:
5680 State Rd. PP
High Ridge, MO  63049
Day Hours:
Wednesdays & Fridays
9 am - 1 pm
Evening Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays
5 pm - 8 pm


Jefferson College AEL Orientations:  REQUIRED

Note:  STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS FOR EACH SITE

Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus Orientations
Day Hours: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9 am - 12 pm   LIB. Rm.203
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
9 am - 1 pm    JCH Testing Center
Thursday, August 20, 2015
9 am - 12pm   LIB. Rm. 203

Evening Hours:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     LIB. Rm. 203
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
4 pm - 8 pm    JCH Testing Center
Thursday, August 20, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     LIB. Rm. 203

Jefferson College Arnold Orientations:
Day Hours:

Monday, August 17, 2015
9 am - 12 pm     Rm. 115
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9 am - 1 pm     JCA Testing Center
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
9 am - 12 pm     Rm. 115

Evening Hours:
Monday, August 17, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     Rm. 326
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
5 pm - 9 pm     JCA Testing Center
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     Rm. 326
 
Jefferson County Library NW Branch Orientations:
Day Hours:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
9 am - 12 pm    NW Library AEL
Friday, August 21, 2015
9 am - 1 pm      NW Library AEL
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
9 am - 12 pm    NW Library AEL

Evening Hours:
Monday, August 17, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL
Monday, August 24, 2015
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL

For more information , please call (636) 481-3437.