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The mission of the West Central Tx Adult Education program is to ensure that all adults who live in west central Texas have the skills necessary to function effectively in the workforce and in the community with an emphasis on preparing them either for a career pathway or transitioning into higher education.


Welcome to Adult Education!

Adult Education classes for GED® preparation, ESL, TSI Test Prep, and on-ramping for the Patty Hanks School of Nursing (CNA Program)  are located at:

Alta Vista Learning Center 

West Central Tx Adult Education
1929 S. 11th
Abilene, Texas 79602

Phone: 325-671-4419

Fax: 325-794-1327

Who can attend? Adult Education programs are open to anyone 19 yrs or older and not enrolled in a public K-12 school.  BRING YOUR ID AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD FOR ENROLLMENT.

What if I am 16, 17 or 18 yrs. old?  Is it possible for me to attend?  Yes! However, requirements for 16, 17, or 18 yr olds include:

16 yrs olds:   May only attend with a court order, school withdrawal, and parent signature

17 & 18 yr olds:    May attend with a school withdrawal form and parent signature.  *Note*  Parent signature is not required if the student is living independently (away from parents).

What does it cost? There is no cost for instruction and/or materials for students enrolled. The Adult Education Programs are sponsored by the Abilene Independent School District and are supported by state and federal grant funds.

How do I register for classes?  Call (325) 671-4419 and ask for next available dates and times and to sign up for orientation.  

What do I need to bring? You must present a valid, correct, government-issued photo ID and Social Security Card for orientation.

When does this happen? We have orientation monthly (for GED) and weekly (for ESL). All orientation days are mandatory.

PLEASE CALL 671-4419 to register.


Please be advised: we are not a GED® testing center. 

The Abilene area GED® Test Center is located at Region 14 Education Service Center4300 S. Treadaway, Abilene, TX.


Freedom of Information requests go to:
Lance Fleming
Chief Communications Officer
Abilene ISD
One AISD Center
241 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-677-1444 x3262 (o) • 325-665-3543 (c)