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Adult Basic Education is sponsored by Johnson County Community College 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 by phone or in person at whichever of the following locations you'd like to attend classes.

Luca W., GED® graduate and EMT student at JCCC

“The time spent in the JCAE classroom has given me a chance to become confident and someone who wants to learn and strive for success in the medical field. Now I know I can complete my prerequisites for medical school.”

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, he or she must provide a High School Attendance Disclaimer form.
  • $50 non-refundable registration/materials fee paid by credit/debit card (preferred). NO CASH ACCEPTED.

What's Required for Adult Basic Education/GED & English Connections Registration:

  • A smart phone with camera
  • A computer with a camera: laptop, Chromebook, or desktop
  • An internet connection that is reliable and consistent
  • A quiet place to attend Zoom classes during required class time
  • Childcare and/or work schedule flexibility to allow time to attend classes both face-to-face and online
  • Transportation: reliable transportation to and from face-to-face class once a week
  • $50 material fee
  • Agreement to follow JCCC safety measures
  • Agreement to wear face covering while in JCAE centers
  • Agreement to sanitize work area before leaving classes

Fall 2020 Registration Dates

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

Location Registration Dates and Times
JCCC's Olathe Center
21201 W. 152nd St.
Olathe, KS 66061
913-469-7620

Aug. 10-13 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (MTWR)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration will close when classes are full.

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

Aug. 10-13 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (MTWR)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration will close when classes are full.

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

Aug. 10-13 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (MTWR)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration will close when classes are full.

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

There are five locations for classes:

  • Antioch Library
  • Gardner Library
  • JCCC Olathe Center
  • JCCC West Park
  • JCCC Main Campus (Regnier Center)

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

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

You may register by phone or in person. To register in person, please visit the location that you plan to attend during the days/times listed. To register by phone, call Continuing Education Registration at 913-469-2323 on the dates listed between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 pm.

To register for classes at the Gardner Library location, please call Continuing Education Registration at 913-469-2323.

Orientation:

  • Aug. 24-25 and Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.

Testing:

  • Aug. 17-20 and Oct. 6-9, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.

NOTE: Students must attend two testing sessions. You will select your testing days and times at registration.

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; registration fees are non-refundable.

Days Start Date Class times
M,W Aug. 26 and Oct. 12 9 a.m.-noon
T,R Aug. 27 and Oct. 13 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.

Gardner Library
137 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS 66030
Call 913-469-7621 to register.

Days Start Date Class times
T Aug. 27 and Oct. 13 4-8 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; registration fees are non-refundable.

Days Start Date Class times
M,W Aug. 26 and Oct. 12 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R Aug. 27 and Oct. 13 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.

Johnson County Community College campus
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210
913-469-7621
Materials fee must be paid at registration; registration fees are non-refundable.

Days Start Date Class times
M,W Aug. 26 and Oct. 12 2-5 p.m.

 

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

Days Start Date Class times
M,W Aug. 26 and Oct. 12 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R Aug. 27 and Oct. 13 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
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, you will be eligible for the GED® graduation ceremony. Please call 913-469-7621 for more information.
Keary Steenbarger
The JCAE transition coaches are there to help with a plan for college and financing it. Scholarships and grants are out there to help you.

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