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The mission of the West Central Tx Adult Education program is to welcome all students with positivity and help them achieve their educational and occupational goals.

Adult Education classes for GED® preparation, ESL, 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

PLEASE CALL 671-4419 to register


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.

GED Student Orientation Calendar Fall 2022

GED Student Orientation Calendar Spring 2023

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

* NOTE * Currently, there are no GED testing options within the Abilene area.  If you need to take a GED test, please check GED.com for the nearest testing sites and times available.