Gilbert Adult Learning Programs
Angela Philpot
Adult Learning Program Supervisor
480-373-5590

GED and Adult Basic/Secondary Education
The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers GED and Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) classes to help you prepare for the GED exam or to provide enrichment in the following areas:

  • Language Arts (Reading & Writing)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Our ABE/ASE/GED classes are designed to address the diverse educational needs of adult learners. We offer small class instruction in all four test areas and also have computer software, textbooks, and worksheets to complement your study plan.
     
    When a student enters our program, standardized assessments in reading, writing and math are administered and the student's lesson path is determined. Individual assignments are made based on the results of these assessments. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in a GED class. Classes are scheduled during the morning and evening to accommodate your schedule.

    Why not become our next GED graduate?
     
    How to Register for ABE/ASE/GED Classes 

    To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration:

    1. Official Photo ID

      • (Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)


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                            • 2. A money order or cashier's check for $50.00 

    (We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMNO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)

    * A registration fee will be charged every quarter.

    * The fee must be paid by a money order or cashier’s check before testing.

    * The fee is non-refundable.

    3. Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee

    (For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)
     
    Our ABE/ASE/GED registration date for our SUMMER classes is:
     
    Monday, May 8, 2017
    NOTE: Our summer classes are dependent upon enrollment numbers and will ONLY be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. Click here for our summer schedule.

     
     
    Registration Location and Times
    Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
    6839 East Guadalupe Road
    Mesa, 85212 (southeast corner of Power and Guadalupe).
    9:00 a.m - 12 noon AND 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    ABE/ASE/GED Class Times and Locations for 2017-2018 
    Monday and Wednesday Mornings (ASE only)
    9 a.m. - 12 noon
    Community Education Building
    6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85212

    Monday and Wednesday Afternoons (ABE only) NEW!
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Community Education Building
    6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85212

     Monday and Wednesday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Highland High School (NEW)
    4301 East Guadalupe Road
    Gilbert, AZ  85234 
     
    Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Mesquite High School 
    500 South McQueen
    Gilbert, AZ  85233 
     
    For further information, please contact:
    Angela Philpot
    Adult Education Supervisor
    (480)373-5590 or
    email gpsadulted@gilbertschools.net to get on our interest list for our next class!
     
    NOTE: You must be at least 16 years old and withdrawn from high school to enroll in our GED classes.
     
    To find the nearest GED testing center, click here

     
    English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) 
    The Gilbert Adult Learning Program offers English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) classes to provide instruction for people who desire to learn or improve their English language proficiency in order to enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary opportunities. Students who do not speak English as their first language will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as well as computer literacy. College and career exploration, in addition to civics education, are topics also embedded in our curriculum.
     
    At registration, students are tested and placed in the appropriate level. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an ELAA class.  
       
    How to Register for ELAA Classes

    To register for our program, you need to bring the following items to registration:

    •  Official picture ID

    (Click here to see the list of approved identification proving legal U.S. residence or citizenship.)

    • $50 registration fee for the quarterly class

    (We accept ONLY money orders or cashier’s checks made out to GILBERT ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM. NO cash, personal checks or debit/credit cards accepted.)

    1.      A registration fee will be charged every quarter.

    2.      The fee must be paid by a money order or cashier’s check before testing.

    3.      The fee is non-refundable.

    • Proof of HOUSEHOLD income IF you are applying for a reduced registration fee

    (For our reduced registration fee form, please click here.)

     
     
    ELAA Student Registration This is a three-day process Students fill out registration paperwork on the first day as well as take a short locator test, and on the second day and third day, the full battery of tests are given. The overall registration process takes approximately 4 hours.
     
    Our MANDATORY SUMMER Registration Date for NEW STUDENTS is:
    Monday, April 24, 2017 
    MANDATORY TESTING for NEW students is on 
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 AND Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Highland High School.
    NOTE: Our summer classes are dependent upon enrollment numbers and will ONLY be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. Click here for our summer school calendar.
     
    **You will NOT be placed in a class if you do not attend registration and BOTH nights of testing.

    Registration Location and Times
    Gilbert Public Schools Community Education Building
    6839 East Guadalupe Road
    Mesa, 85212 (southeast corner of Power and Guadalupe).
    9:00 a.m - 12 noon AND 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     
    Testing Location
    Highland High School, 4301 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, 85234 

    ELAA Class Times and Locations for 2017-2018
      
     Tuesday and Thursday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Highland High School (NEW)
    4301 East Guadalupe Road
    Gilbert, AZ  85234 
    (Note: Four classes by level offered at this site.
     
    Monday and Wednesday evenings
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Mesquite High School 
    500 South McQueen
    Gilbert, AZ  85233 
     (Note: Two classes are offered at this site) 
     
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    9 a.m. - 12 noon
    Community Education Building
    6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85212
     (Note: Two classes are offered at this site) 
    Call (480)373-5590 or email gpsadulted@gilbertschools.net to get on our interest list for our next class.

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