Adult Basic Education/GED® Test Preparation

Adult Basic Education is sponsored by Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and the Johnson County Library. Instruction is offered in locations throughout the county.


Our classes are small and you will receive individualized attention. Learn at your own pace – you will not be measured against others.

Our FREE instruction includes:

  • Basic skills instruction in reading, writing, math and everyday survival skills
  • General Educational Development (GED®) test preparation
  • A study plan made to meet your individual learning needs
  • Outreach classes located in community centers close to where you live
  • Small classes with friendly people who are also seeking basic skills to improve their lives
  • A transition coach to assist you with future plans
  • Volunteer tutors to give one-on-one attention

The program is designed for adults 16 and older who are no longer in school. If you are 16 or 17, you must provide a high school attendance disclaimer form from the public high school in the school district where you currently live. Contact your high school or your school district administrative offices.

To get started, register in person at whichever of the following locations you'd like to attend classes.

(M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday)

Fall 2017 Registration Dates

JCCC's Olathe Center
21201 W. 152nd St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913-469-7620

Registration begins:

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
August 7
MTWR

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
August 14 or 15
MT

Registration for evening classes ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 17.
Registration for morning classes ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 24.

West Park Center
9780 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-469-7687

Registration begins:

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
August 7
MTWR

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
August 14 or 15
MT

Registration for evening classes ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 17.
Registration for morning classes ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 24.

Antioch Library
8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Merriam, KS 66202
913-826-4315

Registration begins:

9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 7
MTWR

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
August 14 or 15
MT

Registration for evening classes ends at 12:00 p.m. on August 17.
Registration for morning classes ends at 12:00 p.m. on August 24.

Registration for October classes ends Wednesday, October 11 for evening classes and Wednesday, October 18 for daytime classes.

Sign up for a session at the location and the time you want to attend classes.

There are four locations for classes:

  • Antioch Library
  • Gardner Library
  • JCCC Olathe Center
  • JCCC West Park

You may not change your location after a session has started.

All sessions are first-come, first-served basis.

You must register in person at one of the locations.

Items Needed at Registration

  • A government-issued document with a photograph, such as passport or driver's license
  • If the student is 16 or 17, they must provide a High School Attendance Disclaimer form.
  • $50 non-refundable registration/materials fee paid by check, money order, credit/debit card (Please note that no cash is accepted.)

Students will attend classes a minimum of eight hours a week. Students commit to the six-hour schedule listed, plus an additional two hours of study each week to include individual tutoring or computer based study. Math and reading groups will also be available.

(M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday)

Class Locations & Start Times

Antioch Library Adult Education Center
8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66202
913-826-4315
Materials fee must be paid at registration.

M W August 21 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R August 22 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W August 28 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R August 29 May 24 9 a.m.-noon
M W October 16 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R October 17 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W October 23 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R October 24 May 24 9 a.m.-noon

Gardner Library
137 East Shawnee, Gardner, KS 66030
Call 913-469-7621 to register. Registration ends Oct. 26.

T R August 22 May 24 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Any Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. by appointment

JCCC Olathe Center (located in the Olathe Health Education Center)
21201 W. 152nd St., Olathe, KS 66061
913-469-7620
Materials fee must be paid at registration.

M W August 21 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R August 22 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W August 28 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R August 29 May 24 9 a.m.-noon
M W October 16 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R October 17 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W October 23 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R October 24 May 24 9 a.m.-noon

West Park Adult Education Center
9780 West 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212
913-469-7687
Materials fee must be paid at registration.

M W August 21 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R August 22 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W August 28 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R August 29 May 24 9 a.m.-noon
M W October 16 May 16 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
T R October 17 May 17 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
M W October 23 May 23 9 a.m.-noon
T R October 24 May 24 9 a.m.-noon

Official tests are administrated at a Pearson VUE testing center. Upon successful completion you will be awarded the Kansas high school diploma.

Upon successful completion of the GED® test, please call 913-469-7621 to register to attend the annual GED® graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in JCCC's gymnasium.