Staff Only | Web Mail

News & Events

Friday, February 19, 2016
Click here Official Notice

Office of Adult Basic Education 

The Adult Basic Education Programs administered by the Community College Board are designed to offer opportunities that will enhance the skills and abilities of individuals preparing for the workforce or preparing for additional educational opportunities. To be competitive in today's work environment, it is essential that individuals prepare themselves in the areas of math, reading, writing, communication, teamwork and computer skills. The Adult Basic Education programs will provide the needed assistance in developing these skills and abilities for individuals to move effectively into diverse work settings. If we can be of further assistance, please call our office at 1-888-4-ABEGED.

Pictured from left to right:
Eloise Richardson
Director of ABE/GED
Janice Young
Administrative Secretary
Sandy Crist
Program Specialist for Adult Education
Missy Saxton
Program Specalist
for GED Testing
  Megan Akins
Administrative Secretary

ABE/GED Phone: 1-888-4-ABEGED or 601-432-6518     Fax: 601-432-6890

Adult Basic Education

The Community College Board is responsible for administering Mississippi's Adult Basic Education Program. This program is designed to enable adults to acquire the basic education skills necessary for functional literacy; provide adults with sufficient basic education to enable them to benefit from job training and retaining programs and to retraining productive employment so that they might more fully enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship; and enable adults who desire to continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school.
The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) are developed and administered by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. Each year they provide close to one million adults with the chance to earn a certificate or diploma that is widely recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Since 1942, when the GED program began, more than 12 million adults have earned GED credentials. Among their names are some you may recognize, such as Bill Cosby, Waylon Jennings, Mary Lou Retton, and Dave Thomas.

*This [material OR website or any products or services described on this website] is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED Testing Services
© All Rights Reserved. Mississippi Community College Board  
3825 Ridgewood Road 
Jackson, MS 39211