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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 3 day 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/take/disabilities/

 

 

Spring 2016 Class and Orientation Schedule - Please bring Missouri ID or Missouri Driver's License, and your Social Security Card on the 1st day of Orientation

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 301
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: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
9 am - 12 pm   LIB. Rm.203
Thursday, March 3, 2016
9 am - 1 pm    JCH Testing Center
Friday, March 4, 2016
9 am - 12pm   LIB. Rm. 203

Evening Hours:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     LIB. Rm. 203
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4 pm - 8 pm    JCH Testing Center
Thursday, March 3, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     LIB. Rm. 203

Jefferson College Arnold Orientations:
Day Hours:

Monday, February 8, 2016
9 am - 12 pm     Rm. 114
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9 am - 1 pm     Rm 301
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9 am - 12 pm     Rm. 304

Evening Hours:
Monday, February 8, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     Rm. 114
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5 pm - 9 pm     Rm 304
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     Rm. 114
 
Jefferson County Library NW Branch Orientations:
Day Hours:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
9 am - 12 pm    NW Library AEL
Friday, February 19, 2016
9 am - 1 pm      NW Library AEL
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9 am - 12 pm    NW Library AEL

Evening Hours:
Wednesday, February 22, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL
Monday, February 24, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL
Wednesday, February 29, 2016
5 pm - 8 pm     NW Library AEL

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