Adult Education


Summer Classes - Also see Facebook page using link on right of page.

We have classes at the following locations:

  • Y.O.U. for ABE & GED - 269.349.9676

  • El-Concilio for ESL – 269.385.6279

  • Goodwill for ABE, GED & Distance Learning – 269.382-0490

  • Urban Alliance Tech. Center for ESL & GED – 269.348.0978

GED Transcripts go to .  High School Transcripts call Cindy Sarquiz at 269.337.0100


Kalamazoo Adult Education Office is closed for the summer due to construction of the CEC building.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We reopen on August 25th.    If you would like you may call our office at 269.337.0422 and we will try to help when we return.



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

Mary Thomas, 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. - 8:25 p.m. — Monday and Wednesday