WAGE Center


Location: 104 South 1st Street
Jacksonville, AR

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-8:00 PM

Instructors: Barbara Flake, Kimberly Pearce and Kathy Middlebrooks

The Jacksonville Adult Education/WAGE Center offers GED and WAGE classes for students 18 and older. Students must first come in to enroll and take the TABE test. From the TABE, instructors will be able to see what skills need to be refreshed or learned before continuing. Please allow 2.5 hours to enroll and take the TABE. You will need to bring your Arkansas driver’s license or ID and your social security card.

 Students interested in computer class may work to complete WAGE Certificates in Employability, Customer Service 1 & 2, Banking, Industrial, and Office Technology. Students with less than a 9.0 grade level on the TABE will also need to work to improve their basic skills in Reading, Math, and Language. For the highest level certificate, students will eventually need 12.9. With these certificates, our workforce partners will know the student they hire has met these standards.

Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without going for a GED or WAGE certificate. Please make instructors aware of your goals.Also, if a student’s goal is 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.

A special GED class is offered for Pulaski County Special School District 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.

We wish you well. Please let us know if you have a question.

Dawn Maddox

Dawn Maddox

Natasha Pickens and Lauren Yekel

Natasha Pickens and Lauren Yekel

Taria Dodge

Taria Dodge

John Turner

John Turner

7 Responses to Jacksonville

  1. Medora Copeland says:

    Hours 8am til 4pm. Not answering phone!!!? 501-985-3560? Please call me at 501-835-3555. We would like more information

  2. Sorry for any inconvenience, but the Pulaski County Adult Education Program was closed from August 11th-15th for district inservice. We tried to post notice of this at each of our locations and on the website. Classes resumed August 18th and we are now available to answer any questions you may have!

  3. Cammi Green says:

    I was wanting to come take the tabe test is there any way i can come take it after 10 am I will not have a babysitter until 10:30 thanks Cammi Green

  4. Hi Cammi,

    You can call the Jacksonville WAGE Center at (501)985-3560 to schedule a time to come take your test!

  5. Monica Givens says:

    I would like to come take the test.I will be off of work at afternoon job for the next the days (November 24-26). Will yhat be possible?

  6. Sorry! Unfortunately we were closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can call the Jacksonville WAGE Center at (501)985-3560 to schedule a time to come take your test!

  7. Chris Miles says:

    I dropped out of high school in 2002. 14 years later, I decided to try and move forward and attain my GED. I called the WAGE Center in Jacksonville and got started right away. I was fortunate and retained a lot of my high school knowledge, scoring well on the TABE. The WAGE center pointed me in all the right directions. They helped me with giving me everything I needed to study and excell. Now, I’ve passed the GED Ready and within the next week, I expect to be passing my GED exam with Honors!

    If you don’t have a high school diploma, please contact the WAGE Center in Jacksonville. These people will guide you and give you all the required resources you need to attain your GED. I’ve done all this in a matter of a couple weeks and if I can do it, anyone can do it. It’s not going to be easy, you’re going to have to work for it, but the WAGE center in Jacksonville will help and guide you!

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