Students on graduation day

High School Equivalency/GED

  • We offer a variety of free adult education services for individuals 17 and older.  Classes are individualized.  Students work at their own pace on the skills they need.

    In classes you will:

    • Improve basic reading, writing, and math skills
    • Develop Workforce skills
    • Prepare for the Missouri High School Equivalency Tests (HSE/GED)
    • Prepare for Postsecondary Education
    • Prepare for the WorkKeys and Job Placement tests

    By attending classes you can:

    • Invest in your future
    • Improve your skills
    • Earn your HS diploma/credential
    • Qualify for a better job
    • Prepare for college or a technical school


    2022 - 2023 Class Schedule - Apply Here!

    Fall classes begin September 6th and continue until December 20th.  However, new students can begin class every month.  Most classes are in-person, but there are limited virtual classes for higher level students.  Students must be tested prior to beginning class.  Once our office receives your application, a staff member will contact you regarding signing up for testing.  Testing is available at various locations throughout St. Louis County and will take two days to complete.

    Students may sign up online or by calling the AEL office.  Call or text 314-415-4940 for more information. 

    Area Days/Times Location
    Brentwood Mon-Thurs
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MERS Goodwill - Lippman Center
    2545 S. Hanley
    Brentwood, MO  63144

    Creve Coeur Mon-Thurs
    1-4 p.m.
    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO  63141
    Enter through Door 16
    Fenton Mon-Wed
    6-9 p.m.

    Rockwood Summit High School
    1780 Hawkins Rd.
    Fenton, MO 63026

    Florissant Mon-Thurs
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Trinity Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
    11755 Mehl Ave.
    Florissant, MO  63033
    Florissant Mon-Wed
    6-9 p.m.

    Christ the King
    11370 Old Halls Ferry Rd.
    Florissant, MO  63033

    Maryland Heights Mon-Wed
    6-9 p.m.
    Pattonville High School
    2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd.
    Maryland Heights, MO  63043
    Spanish Lake
    (ages 17-23 only)
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Hazelwood Doors to Success
    Center for Youth on the Rise
    12079 Bellefontaine Rd.
    Spanish Lake, MO  63138
    St. Ann Mon-Thurs
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Missouri Job Center
    715 Northwest Plaza Dr.
    St. Ann, MO  63074
    Online-Evening Session Mon-Wed
    6-9 p.m.
    Virtual - online

    All New Accelerated HiSET Prep Class Starting in September!!!

    The accelerated HiSET prep class is designed to offer assistance to individuals with strong reading skills who are motivated to take the HiSET exam.  The accelerated program allows for flexible instructional periods that allow students to earn a high school equivalency in a short amount of time.  The classes prepare students to pass the HiSET exam with individualized instruction and the opportunity to take official practice tests.  In order to enroll in the Accelerated HiSET Prep Class students need a qualifying score on a reading test.  

    Classes offered at the:

    Community Learning Center
    13157 N. Olive Spur Rd.
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    Call or text 314-415-4940 for more information regarding class start dates and times.

    Scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost of the HiSET exam are available.  All classes are free.