Washington Wilkes Career Center

Adult Education Services

Monday through Thursday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday and Thursday5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Adult Learning Center welcomes new students on a weekly basis and there is no charge to attend classes. Registration is held every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Upon enrolling in the Adult Learning Center each student will be assessed using the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education). A current Georgia ID is required to enroll in classes. Students under 18 years of age must provide an official letter of withdrawal from the last high school attended and a parent/guardian must accompany them to registration.

Based on information provided from TABE scores, the student will begin studying using appropriate materials assigned by their instructor. Computer instruction, individual, whole group and small group classes are used in addition to traditional textbooks to ensure the student has every opportunity to prepare for successful completion of the GED test, which encompasses four content areas: Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

Specific academic skills are available to students requiring COMPASS preparation. Enrollment follows the same guidelines as the traditional GED student.

GED testing is held each semester on the Washington Wilkes Career Center, Athens Tech Campus. Pre-registration is required online at www.gedtestingservice.com. Testing costs $160.00 for the entire GED test ($32.00 per section).

Scholarships are available for residents of Wilkes County that meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in the Washington Wilkes Career Center, Adult Education program
  • Attended a minimum of 40 hours
  • Scored a minimum of 450 on the GED practice test for each subject the student is testing in

To register for classes at the Washington Wilkes Career Center Adult Learning Center, or to receive more information on our program, please contact:
Coretta Miller (706) 678-4875, Email:comiller@athenstech.edu
Virginia Hopkins (706) 678-4875, Email:vhopkins@athenstech.edu
Fax: (706) 678-4876

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