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Adult Education and Literacy




… to empower individuals through education and lifelong learning in order to acquire skills and acquire knowledge to succeed in the dynamics of the changing society and the workplace.

The Rockwood Community Education Adult Education and Literacy department offers  FREE individual and group instruction in reading, math, and language arts. Our programs also assist adults prepare to take and pass the Missouri High School Equivalency Exam (previously GED).   English as a Second Language classes work on adults’ abilities to speak, read, write and understand English.

Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency Preparation –FREE Classes
Individualized instruction can help you...

· Prepare to take the Missouri High School Equivalency Test
· Improve reading skills and review basic math skills
· Obtain assistance filling out job applications and writing letters 

English as a Second Language (ESL) –FREE Classes
Classes will help you...

· Learn to speak, read, and write in English
· Learn and participate in American customs
· Learn what it takes to become a citizen

Citizenship - Free Classes
Prepare for the naturalization interview by

· Developing knowledge of civics
· Understanding the citizenship application
· Gaining English language skills

Eligible Participants
Students must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled in high school. Sixteen year olds may attend but must have proof they have earned at least 16 high school credits and are not enrolled in high school.

High School Equivalency Test
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has selected a new high school equivalency test. The state's current test, the GED®, is set to expire at the end of 2013.

Beginning January 2014, Missouri's new high school equivalency test will be the HiSET test developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

The cost of the new test will be $95, which includes a $60 registration fee for the cost of the test and $7 for each of the five test sections to cover the costs of administering the test. Because examinees do not have to complete the entire test at one time, they can take the test in sections.

The $60 registration fee will allow individuals to test three times during a 12-month period. Examinees who do not pass the test the first time can retake the entire test or any of the test sections two more times within the 12-month period by paying an additional $7-per-section fee.

Missourians wanting to obtain their high school equivalency before the current GED test expires must apply by September 1, 2013. Those who have taken the test but not passed all the test sections have until November 4, 2013, to apply to retest.

GED and the GED testing Service are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education and may not be used or reproduced without expressed written permission of the American Council on Education.  

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 Contact Information

Adult Education & Literacy

Mary Grott

Karen Hutten