Adult Education

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     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 over 1,000 students and awarded more than 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 1 of the academic year.  


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  • We offer year-round classes at the following locations:

    • CEC (Old Central) for LINKS Success and Career Courses, ABE, GED, ESL and High School Equivalency (GED & HiSet) Testing

    • Distance Learning for ABE and GED

    • El-Concilio for ESL

    • Goodwill for ABE and GED

    • Kalamazoo County Jail - Inmates only

    • KPEP - Participants only

    • OnStaff for ABE and GED

    • Urban Alliance Tech. Center for ESL (IELCE), GED, and CNC Training

    • YOU for ABE & GED

    For GED transcripts, visit the GED websiteFor high school transcripts, visit