Adult Education - Learn More, Earn More!

Programs and Services

Adult education provides opportunities for adults to improve education levels, obtain a high school credential, or become better English speakers.

Looking for adult education services?

If you need an adult high school diploma, want to pass a high school equivalency test, need to improve your math, reading or writing skills, or need to improve your English language skills, you’ve come to the right place!

Did you know?

  • You will earn over $6000 more a year with a high school credential!
  • You will earn over $7500 more with a two year degree from a college!
  • Most training programs that lead to a certificate or license require a high school diploma or its equivalent.

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Description of Services

Over 100 programs statewide provide a range of free or low cost services, such as:

  1. Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Help adults improve their reading, writing and mathematics skills for people below the ninth grade level.
  2. Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – Help learners achieve the education needed to obtain a high school equivalency credential and transition to college, training and/or employment.
    • ASE options include:
      • Remediation - You have your high school diploma but need to improve your reading, writing or math skills.
      • High School Equivalency (HSE)Instruction that prepares you to take and pass a high school equivalency test such as the GED®. Get more information about the GED test and GED to School program. (*Warning Regarding Misleading GED® Claims - The State of Michigan GED® diploma cannot be obtained through the internet. Passing the GED® tests usually requires extensive preparation. Tests are administered only at Pearson Vue® Testing Centers under the direction of Person Vue® and the GED Testing Service.)
      • High School Completion (HSC)Only need a few credits to earn your high school diploma? HSC allows you to earn high school credit and obtain an adult education high school diploma.
  3. English Language Acquisition (ELA) – Help non-native speakers improve their English skills to be able to further their education, help their children with schoolwork and activities, obtain training and employment.
  4. Integrated ELA and Civics Education (IELCE) – Assists non-native speakers to improve their English skills while learning how to become an effective parent, citizen, and worker.
  5. Literacy Councils – Provide one-on-one tutoring for a range of academic levels, but usually for adults who have very low-level reading and math skills.

Programs by County

Select a region for a listing by county for adult education program services near you and begin to unlock your dreams!

Region 1: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties.

Region 2: Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, and Missaukee counties.

Region 3: Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Iosco counties.

Region 4: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties.

Region 5: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Isabella, and Saginaw counties.

Region 6: Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola, counties.

Region 7: Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

Region 8: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.

Region 9: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.

Region 10: Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

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Need further assistance?
Please call 517-335-5858 if you have any questions or need assistance finding the adult education services you need.