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Adult Education & Literacy

To register for an orientation or for more information, please call (636) 481-3437 or submit an online "AEL Information Request Form" by clicking the icon below.

Adult Education classes provide the opportunity for adults to improve their basic skills, study for the High School Equivalency/HiSET test-formerly GED, and enhance their workforce and college readiness skills.

In 2014 the State of Missouri started using the HiSET instead of the GED for students to attain their High School Equivalency. It still accesses the same type of material, just under a different name.

When a student is ready to begin class, the student and the instructor will design a plan of study, which will help the student reach his or her goals. Jefferson College is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for students to discover their future, and we invite potential students to join us!

The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program is funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is offered at no cost to students. However to maintain funding, it is important that enrolled students demonstrate a commitment to the program with regard to attendance and academic achievement including a pre and post test to measure academic gain.

Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.