BEEBE, Ark. – Enrollment for General Educational Development (GED) classes is
open at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Adult Education centers, located on
the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses, as well as the Augusta Public
Library and the Westside High School in Greers Ferry.
Graduate Abbigail Teeter of Beebe said, “As a 35-year-old mother of two managing
a busy household, I proved to myself I could accomplish this goal. Now I am looking
forward to pursuing further education toward being a nurse.”
The Adult Education centers provide free instruction and testing to students 18
years of age or older, who are seeking to obtain their Arkansas High School
diploma. Convenient sessions are available during mornings, afternoons, and at
night. ASU-Beebe Adult Education also provides services to 16 and 17-year old
students who meet the state minimum requirements.
Many students need to earn their high school diploma for college entrance or the
workforce. The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for
more than 18 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all
U.S. colleges and employers. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the
American Council on Education, a major coordinating body for higher education
institutions, and Pearson, a leading learning company.
Additionally, classes are available for high school graduates who need a refresher
on some subjects before beginning their college education. These brush-up classes,
as well as all Adult Education programs, are at no cost to students.
Students who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits may participate in unique
programs that provide scholarships, childcare, and fuel vouchers.
Furthermore, Adult Education assists employers to provide free training for
employees on basic skills needed for continued employment. English as a Second
Language (ESL) classes are offered free for those who want to learn to speak, write,
and read English better. These free classes are offered at the ASU-Beebe Searcy
For more information on each ASU-Beebe Adult Education Center, call the Searcy
Campus at (501) 207-6290, Beebe Campus at (501) 882-4508, or the Heber Springs
Campus at (501) 362-1270.
For more information or to complete the online intake form, view the ASU-Beebe
website at http://www.asub.edu/adult-education/