Gilbert Adult Learning Programs
Wendi Howe
Coordinator, Adult Education
480-373-5590

GED and Adult Basic/Secondary Education
The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers GED and Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) classes to help you prepare for the GED exam or to provide enrichment in the following areas:

  • Language Arts (Reading & Writing)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Our ABE/ASE/GED classes are designed to address the diverse educational needs of adult learners. We offer small class instruction in all four test areas and also have computer software, textbooks, and worksheets to complement your study plan.
     
    When a student enters our program, standardized assessments in reading, writing and math are administered and the student's lesson path is determined. Individual assignments are made based on the results of these assessments. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in a GED class. Classes are scheduled during the morning and evening to accommodate your schedule.

     
    How to Register for ABE/ASE/GED Classes 

    To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration:

    1. Official Photo ID

      • (Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)

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                            • 2. A money order or cashier's check for $50.00 

    (We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMNO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)

    * A registration fee will be charged every quarter.

    * The fee must be paid by a money order or cashier’s check before testing.

    * The fee is non-refundable.

    3. Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee

    (For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)
     
    Our next registration date for our ABE/ASE/GED classes is: August 6, 2018.
     
     
    Registration Location and Times
    Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
    6839 East Guadalupe Road
    Mesa, 85212 (southeast corner of Power and Guadalupe).
    9:00 a.m - 12 noon AND 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    ABE / ASE / GED Class Times and Locations for 2018 - 2019

    Monday and Wednesday mornings

    9 a.m. - 12 noon
    Gilbert Adult Learning Center
    35 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert
    Elliot and Greenfield Roads

    Monday and Wednesday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Gilbert Adult Learning Center
    35 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert
    Elliot and Greenfield Roads
     
    Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Mesquite High School 
    500 South McQueen,Gilbert, AZ 
    McQueen and Elliot Roads 
     
    For further information, please contact:
    Wendi Howe
    Coordinator, Adult Education
    (480)373-5590 or email gpsadulted@gilbertschools.net 
     
    NOTE: You must be at least 16 years old and withdrawn from high school to enroll in our GED classes.
     
    To find the nearest GED testing center, click here

     
    English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) 
    The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) classes to provide instruction for people who desire to learn or improve their English language proficiency in order to enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary opportunities. Students who do not speak English as their first language will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as computer literacy. College and career exploration, in addition to civics education, are topics also embedded in our curriculum.
     
    At registration, students are tested and placed in the appropriate level. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an ELAA class.  

    How to Register for ELAA Classes
       
    To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration:
    •  Official picture ID

    (Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)

    • $50 registration fee for the quarterly class

    (We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM. NO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)

    1.      A registration fee will be charged every quarter.

    2.      The fee must be paid by a money order or cashier’s check before testing.

    3.      The fee is non-refundable.

    • Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee

    (For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)


     
    ELAA Student Registration This is a three-day process Students fill out registration paperwork on the first day as well as take a short locator test, and on the second day and third day, the full battery of tests are given. The overall registration process takes approximately 4 hours.
     
    Our next MANDATORY Registration Date for NEW STUDENTS is:
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
     
    MANDATORY TESTING for NEW students is the week of August 6, 2018.
     
    **You will NOT be placed in a class if you do not attend registration and testing.

    Registration Location and Times
    Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
    6839 East Guadalupe Road
    Mesa, 85212 (southeast corner of Power and Guadalupe).
    9:00 a.m - 12 noon AND 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     
    ELAA Class Times and Locations for 2018 - 2019 
    Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Gilbert Adult Learning Center
    35 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert
    Elliot and Greenfield Roads
     
    Monday and Wednesday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Mesquite High School 
    500 South McQueen
    Gilbert, AZ   
     
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    9 a.m. - 12 noon
    Gilbert Adult Learning Center
    35 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert
    Elliot and Greenfield Roads

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    Call:    480-373-5590

     

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