Adult Education

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The SAU Tech Adult Education Center serves Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas and Ouachita Counties. We believe that education is a lifelong process and does not end when you leave public school. Adult education serves adult learners through adult basic education classes, which are designed for adults who function up to the 7.0 grade level on the TABE. General adult education classes prepare adults who score at the 7 to 12 grade level on the TABE.

Our Adult Education Services:
Basic Skill Improvement
GED Preparation & Testing
College Prep Classes
English as a Second Language
Employability and Workplace Training
Alternative Sentencing Program

SAU Tech Adult Education-Calhoun County
Hampton High School, Classroom 208 East Building
Hampton, AR 71744
Phone: 870-837-4001
SAU Tech Adult Education-Columbia County
104 Harvey Couch Boulevard
PO Box 1440
Magnolia, AR 71754-1440
Phone: 870-234-6064

Monday & Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday- 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

SAU Tech Adult Education-Dallas County
Fordyce Middle School, Classroom 114
75 Redbug Boulevard
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: 870-890-4280

Monday & Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

SAU Tech Adult Education-Ouachita County
237 Jackson Street
Camden, AR 71701
Phone: 870-837-4001

Monday & Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 – Noon

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GED® Program
In Arkansas, anyone who is 16 years or older, who are not enrolled or graduated from high school, and who meets the state requirements can earn an Arkansas High School Diploma by passing the official GED® test. The GED® test is computer based and measures skills in four areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. Instruction for this class is based on the student’s entry level and their needs. The format for classes are Managed Enrolled and Open Entry/ Open Exit. We offer Fast Track versions of this class and are proud to say that our success rate is high for students wishing to enroll in this program. Our students graduate with SAU Tech each year in May and have a great graduation ceremony.

Fast Track GED® Classes
Our Fast Track GED classes are Managed Enrolled courses where students register and have start and end dates with a schedule to follow. This format offers group and individual instruction as well as an opportunity for Distance Learning. These classes work best for people who can commit to a schedule for a short period of time and are looking for success. Our Fast Track classes are scheduled to begin throughout the year and are designed for students to complete one or multiple GED® areas.

Basic Skills
Our basic skills courses provide basic academic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to adult learners who function below the 9th grade level. Students are identified through the TABE test and the results allow the teacher to meet their needs through the testing results of high and low areas. Content that is taught includes: writing skills, social studies, science, reading, mathematics, digital literacy, and financial literacy.

English as a Second Language
Is English your second language? Would you like to become more fluent in the English language? Our centers can help you with our English as a Second Language Classes. Contact our center for information on registration and times.

Distance Education
We offer Distance Learning opportunities for our students who have reached at least 12 hours in our program and wish to study from home. There are requirements and a student has to apply for this form of instruction. Distance Learning works best for students who are self-motivated and goal oriented. You can discuss this option with your teacher if you feel it will fit your learning style or needs.
Accelerating Opportunity Learning
Through a partnership with Adult Education and SAU Tech, GED® students are allowed an opportunity to dually enroll in GED® classes and technical certificate classes. This is an excellent way for students lacking a high school diploma to gain in demand credentials in a shorter period of time. This program is available to current students and has admissions guidelines by Adult Education and SAU Tech.
Alternative Sentencing/Correctional Institutional
We offer classes in area Probation Offices and in the Ouachita County Jail. Students who attend have access to a certified teacher and CDF sessions during their class times. Students at these locations have access to Basic Skills, GED®, WAGE™, and CRC programs while meeting the education requirements set forth by the court system or their probation officer. If students are accepted into Alternative Sentencing through court, they have an opportunity to complete our education programs, pay back fees and fines, and complete community service while erasing a first time felony off their record. This has allowed a second chance for some people to gain employment or go to college and has decreased tax dollars spent in the prison system.

Scheduled Classes

SAU Tech’s Adult Education Center is offering a GED Fast Track!

GED Prep Class – 3.5 Weeks
Registration & Entrance Testing: September 20-29, 2017
Monday & Tuesdays (8:30 am, 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm)
Wednesday & Thursdays (8:30 am & 1:30 pm)
Friday testing is by appointment only

Classes run October 2 – October 25
Monday- Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Call 870-837-4001 or email Adult Education

Mission: To provide adult learners with the mechanisms to improve and refine their academic skills, attain the General Education Development diploma, and the life skills that prepare the citizen for self- sufficiency and improvement in the quality of life.

Vision: SAU Tech Adult Education Centers endeavor to provide the highest quality adult education and literacy program to encourage learners to engage in a lifetime of inquiry and learning.

Adult Education Philosophy
All adults can learn.
All adults have the right to education that enhances their ability to effect positive change in their lives.
All adults have the right to obtain the life skills that they need to become self-sufficient, actively participating members of society.
All adults have the right to complete their education through the high school level.