Adult Basic Education

The Adult Education Program provides Arkansas residents with the opportunity to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Students may work on basic skills to improve their ACT scores, to take the Official GED Test, to improve their employability skills, to advance their workplace skills, or to gain personal satisfaction.  The core Adult Education programs are GED, WAGE, and ESL.

To be eligible for Adult Education services, students must reside in the State of Arkansas.  Students will be asked to provide proof of Arkansas ID (or other proof of residencey) along with their social security card.  The Adult Education Program follows established laws, policies, and regulations.  All incoming students are evaluated and placed in classes to upgrade deficiencies. Instruction is diagnostic, prescriptive, self-paced, and individualized.

Students have access to computers and modern curriculum. Small group and individual instruction are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening at no cost to participants. Classes are also provided on all three SouthArk campuses (East Campus, West Campus, and Warren Campus).  Distance Learning classes are available.

The Adult Education Department at SouthArk is ADA accessible and EEOC compliant.  Disability accommodations are provided with proper documentation and approval.  For disability referrals and/or accommodations, contact Amy Sturdivant at 870-864-8478 or