adult ed

Welcome to Adult Education

The Lansing School District offers an opportunty for adult learners to continue on their educational pathway by providing an intake assesment, ESL support, workforce training, GED/High School diploma completetion and post-secondary or employment options.

Class Offerings

We currently offer multiple levels of instructions in ESL, ABE, and GED.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL classes are offered for students whose primary language is not English.  Instruction includes practice speaking, reading and writing English with special emphasis on conversational skills. Class levels vary from beginner to advanced.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE classes will help students to improve communication and reasoning skills.  These non- credit classes include instruction in mathematics, reading and English.  This is the first step toward earning a GED.

General Education Development (GED)

GED classes continue with instruction in math, reading, and English to prepare students to take the four tests that are necessary to earn a GED certificate.  The five tests include:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Students who earn a GED may go in to fulltime employment or enroll in a Community College.


Class Schedule:

ESL classes are offered:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

GED classes are offered:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

GED testing is available Wednesdays or by appointment.

To enroll please call (517) 755-4040


The Lansing Welcome Center (formerly Elmhurst) - ABE/GED/ESL
2400 Pattengill Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910

Ingham County Correctional Center - ABE/GED
640 North Cedar Street
Mason, Michigan   48854