Pulaski County Adult Education Center

Location:  2A Crestview Plaza, Jacksonville, AR 72076 

Phone:  (501) 596-9209

Summer Hours (beginning June 5): Monday-Thursday  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
             Tuesday, Thursday   5:00- 8:00

Instructors: Barbara Flake, Kathy Middlebrooks, and Kris Smith



The Jacksonville Career Center offers free GED and WAGE classes for students 16 and older (Minors must meet specific enrollment requirements). If you just want to improve your skills for college or to get a job may also enroll. All students must take the TABE test. From the results of the TABE, your instructor will be able to see what skills need to be refreshed before continuing. Please allow 3 hours to enroll and take the TABE. Bring your Arkansas driver’s license or ID and your Social Security card. Students with less than a score of 535 on the TABE will need to work to improve basic skills in Reading, Math, and Language. 

After testing, you will sit down with an instructor to review test scores as well as your goals in taking courses. Students interested in computer classes may also work to complete WAGE Certificates in Employability, Customer Service 1 & 2, Banking, Industrial, and Office Technology. For the highest level certificates, students will eventually need to score 535 on the TABE. With a WAGE certificate, our workforce partners will be assured that the student they hire has met workplace standards.

The GED test covers:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Those who follow the Jacksonville WAGE checklist must take the GED Ready test at our center. The Official GED test is given at the main Adult Education center in North Little Rock on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without going for a GED or WAGE certificate. For students who want to get a job or go to college or other training, a career coach is available one day per week to meet with our students.

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age and meet certain guidelines from their school. Students will need to see their school counselor first. All paperwork will need to be sent to the main Adult Ed center from the school counselor in order to start classes. For further information please contact Jolla Robinson at 501-945-6055 or Kathy Middlebrooks at 501-596-9209.

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Taria Dodge
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The Jacksonville Career Center in it’s new location at 2A Crestview Plaza off Main Street. Below are pictures from the Open House and Ribbon Cutting with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

Images courtesy of Scott Head Photography.