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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, and math
  • General Educational Development (GED®) high school equivalency test preparation
  • A study plan made to meet your individual learning needs
  • Outreach classes located in community centers close to where you live and work
  • 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
  • Instruction in work readiness and computer literacy skills

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, they 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 Registration:

  • A smart phone with camera
  • An internet connection that is reliable and consistent
  • Childcare and/or work schedule flexibility to allow time to attend classes
  • Transportation: reliable transportation to and from face-to-face class once a week
  • $50 materials fee
  • Agreement to follow JCCC safety measures
  • Agreement to wear face covering while in JCAE centers
  • Agreement to sanitize work area before leaving classes

There are five locations for classes:

  • Antioch Library - 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66062
  • Gardner Library - 137 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS 66030
  • JCCC Olathe Center - 21201 W. 152nd St., Olathe, KS 66061
  • JCCC West Park - 9780 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • JCCC Main Campus (Regnier Center) - 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210

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

Registration Dates and Times:

  • Registration is first come, first served.
  • Once classes are full, registration closes.

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

Phone Registration: 913-469-2323

  • February 28-March 2 (M,T,W): 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Antioch Library, Olathe, West Park

  • March 1-2 (T,W): 9 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m.

Those that wish to attend the Gardner Library or JCCC campus locations may register by phone.

Orientation:

  • March 7 (M): 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.

Testing:

  • March 8-10 (T,W,R): 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.

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

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 March 21 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R March 22 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 March 22 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 March 21 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R March 22 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 March 21 1-4 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 March 21 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R March 22 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
Official tests are administered 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.
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