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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.”

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

Spring 2020 Registration Dates

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

Jan. 6 (M)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jan. 7-9 (TWR)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
5-8 p.m.

Registration will close when classes are full.

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

Jan. 6 (M)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jan. 7-9 (TWR)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
5-8 p.m.

Registration will close when classes are full.

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

Jan. 6 (M)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jan. 7-9 (TWR)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
5-8 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 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 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.

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.

Orientation:

  • Jan. 21-22, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.
  • March 9, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.

Testing:

  • Jan. 13, 14, 15, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m.
  • March 10-12, 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)

For January registrations, classes will start Jan. 23 and 27.
For March registrations, classes will start March 23 and 24

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 Jan. 27
March 23
9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R Jan. 23
March 24
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 Jan. 23
March 24
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 Jan. 27
March 23
9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R Jan. 23
March 24
9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 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 Jan. 27
March 23
9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m.
T,R Jan. 23
March 24
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, please call 913-469-7621 to register to attend the annual GED® graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in JCCC's gymnasium.
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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