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Gilbert Adult Learning Programs

 
GED and Adult Basic/Secondary Education
The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers GED and Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) classes to help you prepare for the GED exam or to provide enrichment in the following areas:
  • Language Arts (Reading & Writing)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • College and Career Readiness
Our ABE/ASE/GED classes are designed to address the diverse educational needs of adult learners. We offer small class instruction in all four test areas and also have computer software, textbooks, and worksheets to complement your study plan.
 
When a student enters our program, standardized assessments in reading, writing and math are administered and the student's lesson path is determined. Individual assignments are made based on the results of these assessments. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in a GED class. Classes are scheduled during the morning and evening to accommodate your schedule.
 
Why not become our next GED graduate?
 
How to Register for ABE/ASE/GED Classes                                      

To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration.

  1.  
    •  
      1. Official picture ID
    1.  

    (Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)

     
  •      $50 registration fee for the quarterly class

(We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM. NO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)
 
  •   Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee
(For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)
 
Our ABE/ASE/GED registration dates
for 2015-2016 are:
 
Monday, August 10, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Monday, February 29, 2016 
 
 
All registration sessions will be from 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OR
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
at the GPS Community Education Building
6839 East Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ  85212 

ABE/ASE/GED Class Times and Locations                                               
Monday and Wednesday Mornings
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Community Education Building
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
 
Monday and Wednesday evenings
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Highland Junior High School
6915 East Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ  85212 
 
**SECOND LOCATION OPENING IN JANUARY 2016!** Tuesday and Thursday evenings
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mesquite High School 
500 South McQueen
Gilbert, AZ  85233 
 
For further information, please contact:
Angela Philpot
Adult Education Supervisor
(480)373-5590 or
email gpsadulted@gilbertschools.net to get on our interest for our next class!
 
NOTE: You must be at least 16 years old and withdrawn from high school to enroll in our GED classes.
 
To find the nearest GED testing center, click here

 
English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) 
The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) classes to provide instruction for people who desire to learn or improve their English language proficiency in order to enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary opportunities. Students who do not speak English as their first language will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as computer literacy. College and career exploration, in addition to civics education, are topics also embedded in our curriculum.
 
At registration, students are tested and placed in the appropriate level. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an ELAA class.  
   
How to Register for ELAA Classes                                

To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration:

  •  Official picture ID

(Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)

  • $50 registration fee for the quarterly class

(We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM. NO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)

  • Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee

(For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)

 
 
ELAA Student Registration This is a three-day process Students fill out registration paperwork on the first day as well as take a short locator test, and on the second day and third day, the full battery of tests are given. The overall registration process takes approximately 4 hours.
 
Our MANDATORY Registration Dates for 2015-2016 are:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Monday, February 22, 206
Evening Registration ONLY : 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

MANDATORY Testing Dates and Times for ALL ELAA Students
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 AND Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 AND Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  
 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 AND Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 
 
 Thursday, February 25, 2016 AND Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 
 
**You will NOT be placed in a class if you do not attend registration and BOTH nights of testing.

Registration Location and Time
Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
6839 East Guadalupe Road
Mesa, 85212 (southeast corner of Power and Guadalupe).
Evening Registration ONLY : 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Testing Location
Highland Junior High School, 6815 East Guadalupe Road, Mesa, 85212 (next door to the Community Education Building).

ELAA Class Times and Locations                                              
 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Highland Junior High School
6915 East Guadalupe Road
Mesa, AZ  85212 
(Four classes by level offered at this site.) 
 
**SECOND LOCATION OPENING IN JANUARY 2016!**
Monday and Wednesday evenings
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mesquite High School 
500 South McQueen
Gilbert, AZ  85233 
 
(Note: One multi-level class offered at this site. You must be a Level 1 or higher to enroll at this location.) 
 
**DAYTIME ELAA CLASS OPENING IN JANUARY 2016!**
Tuesday and Thursday mornings
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Community Education Building
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
 
(Note: One multi-level class offered at this site. You must be a Level 1 or higher to enroll at this location.)  
Call (480)373-5590 or email gpsadulted@gilbertschools.net to get on our interest list for our next class.

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Call:    480-373-5590

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Jack Blanchard
Director
Community Education

Dot Payne
Administrative Assistant
480-892-9089 x589
 
Angela Philpot
Adult Education Supervisor
480-373-5590
Angela.Philpot@gilbertschools.net

Community Education Office
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85212
Phone: 480-892-9089
Fax: 480-892-8775
 
Office hours:
Office hours:
Monday-Thursday,
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
 
Closed Fridays in June and July


 
 
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