adult ed

Welcome to Adult Education

There has been an Adult Education program in the Lansing School District since 1914.  We are proud to continue with that tradition.

Adult Education is available for students that are age 20 and older.  It offers an opportunity for those who have dropped out of high school to continue with their Life Long Learning and become successful in their Career and College goals.
We offer a learning environment that is small, safe and personalized, with a caring and concerned staff.

Class Offerings

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

English as a Second Language

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 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 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:

We offer open enrollment, however because class fill up we maintain a waiting list to fill openings as they arise.
Our classes are free. ESL classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ABE/GED classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 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 place your name on the waiting list or if you have any further questions please call (517) 755-4040.


We offer classes at the following facilities:

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

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