Adult Education

The administration, faculty, and staff of the Ouachita Area Adult Education Centers are experienced, ready and able to help you with your GED, college preparation, English language skills, and more.  We have locations in Malvern, Arkadelphia, Sheridan, and satellite classes in Bismarck, Leola, Amity, and Gurdon. 

GED Preparation:  We take you from identifying your strengths and/or weaknesses to taking the actual GED test.  We hold a graduation for our graduate each June.

ESL (English as a Second Language):  We provide one-on-one tutoring, small group activities, and computer-based activities to help you gain confidence in your everyday English experience.  Proporcionamos uno-a-uno, actividades en grupos pequeños, y las actividades basadas en la informática para ayudar a ganar confianza en su experiencia cotidiana Inglés. 

CCAP – College and Career Access Program:  We not only help you improve the reading, math, and language skills you need for college, we also help you develop skills that will help you succeed in college for years to come. 

Accelerating Opportunity (I-Best):  The College of the Ouachitas is one of only four two-year colleges in Arkansas to offer this!  You may qualify to work on your GED and a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Office Administration or Mechatronics at the same time.  Ask us how!

Also, be sure to see our page concerning WAGE – Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy – Job readiness training program offered exclusively through Arkansas Adult Education programs.

Our GED, ESL, CCAP, and WAGE classes are all free – you only need to provide your effort!  For more information, contact the center in your area:

Malvern / Hot Spring County:  501-332-1914

Sheridan / Grant County:  870-942-4402

Arkadelphia / Clark County:  870-246-1104