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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 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:

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