Important Announcement

Thanks for looking at our webpage.  If you do not find the information you are seeking, please call our office at 269.337.0422. 


Our primary address at the Community Education Center - 714 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Office Suite - Room 224.

We have six locations within the Kalamazoo community - CEC, Goodwill Industries, Kalamazoo County Jail, KPEP, OnStaff, and Y.O.U. 


If you're interesting in attending summer classes for instructional help in reading, math, and writing improvement or GED, please call one of the locations below:

Goodwill 269.382.0490 Ext. 229

Y.O.U. 269.349.9676


CEC students will have summer school available to them based on their enrollment in 2017-18 school year.  Summer classes will be Monday/Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

GED testing will continue during the summer for one day a week.  Please go to to schedule an appointment.

We will have a new semester starting in September for ABE (reading, writing, math, and computer improvement), ESL/IELCE, and GED.  Please call our office starting August 21st for details.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Adult Education



Kalamazoo Adult Education Mission Statement:


This mission of the Kalamazoo Adult Education Program, the reflection of a diverse community of international learners, is to ensure that all students attain the highest level of academic achievement as contributing members of society through the delivery of personalized instruction by a flexible, exemplary staff utilizing a relevant curriculum leading to a quality with equity, measurable education in a positive, inviting environment with the support of vital community resources.

About the Adult Education Program:


The Community Education Center, known to all as "Old Central," is the home of Kalamazoo Adult Education. The citizens of Kalamazoo have been able to attend classes here for more than 100 years. During the late 1800s, evening classes were started in the areas of business, home economics, citizenship, and English for immigrants. Over the years, the program has changed and grown with the needs of our community. This program has established itself as a quality program designed to meet the unique needs of the adult learners in the  region. The program has served up to 1000 students and awarded up to 150 General Education Development (GED) certificates. All services and classes are free for students who do not have high school diplomas and who are at least 18 years old by July 1st of the academic year.  


GED Youth Program:

KAE is now providing GED instruction for youth that are at least 16 years of age by July 1st of the academic year up to 18 years old that have been dropped from their home high school and have KPS administration's permission to attend.  These clourses are offered at our Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) location and partnership.  Please call the program directly for more information at 269.349.9676.





Kim Bell, Adult Education Leader

Candace Clayton, Administative Assistant

For more information please email or call the Adult Education office at (269) 337-0422.


GED Tests and Transcripts:

For GED Test Scheduling and GED Transcript requests, please go to


High School Diploma Transcripts:

For copies of Kalamazoo Public Schools high school diplomas, please contact KPS Student Services at (269) 337-0161 or email Cindy Sarquiz.


Office Hours: 

Hours vary depending on semester dates.

Regular semester hours are:

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  —  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  — Friday

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. — Monday and Wednesday