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.
|*The Jefferson College Adult Education Program has been recognized by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a *Star Program With Distinction* the HIGHEST honor awarded to an AEL program in the State of Missouri.|
It's never too late! Enroll at any Time at No Cost!
(Funds are provided by the federal Adult Education Act*)
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**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 Testing Centers: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: http://hiset.ets.org/s/pdf/accommodations_request_form.pdf
Step 5: Pass the HiSET - Missouri's High School Equivalency Exam.
Step 6: Transition to Jefferson College or work!
* To view an official Missouri High School Equivalency online transcript:
For information about Missouri's high school equivalency (HSE) online preparation course, visit
Do you know an adult who cannot read?
Do you struggle trying to read unfamiliar words?
- We can help, and it's FREE!
Students receive individual assistance from a certified literacy instructor. For more information on our adult literacy program, please contact Barb Shaffer, Literacy Coordinator at (636) 481-3437 or (636) 481-3591. The program provides confidential help in improving your reading skills.
WorkKeys Instructional Services
For those students who wish to transition to a career, Jefferson College provides WorkKeys testing and the opportunity to earn National Career Readiness Credentials.
Earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE?
Each day employers receive stacks of applications for only a handful of open positions. With the National Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, you can prove you have the skills for the job! The Certificate is the work-related skills credential. Whether you're looking for a job or want to enhance your diploma or resumé, the Certificate provides proof of your skills for employers nationwide. It is composed of three WorkKeys® assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success:
– Applied Mathematics
– Reading For Information
– Locating Information
The Certificate is awarded at four levels, based on your performance in the assessments:
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