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Adult Education

Earn Your High School Diploma

A new job or promotion can be yours by earning your High School Equivalency Diploma. Students can get a high school diploma by taking either the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Tennessee offers free Adult education classes and testing in every county of the state.

Tennessee Adult Education Offers

  • High School Equivalency prep classes during the day, at night, and on the weekends
  • Online classes for Distance Learners
  • Basic computer skills
  • Workforce Preparation
  • Individualized and small group instruction
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

For more information call 865-415-2379 or visit www.KnoxTCATAdultEd.com

Tennessee Adult Education division delivers educational services to adults who are over the age of 17 (unless granted an exception) lacking a high school diploma and no longer under compulsory attendance to public high school. Through Adult Education classes across the state, adults are assessed to determine their level of education and provided coursework to improve their skills in math, science, social studies, reading, writing and employability.  This focused instruction is designed to equip the student with the knowledge necessary to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma and enter employment and/or postsecondary education.  Adult Education also offers Integrated English Literacy/Civics classes for those individuals who need to learn to speak, read, and write the English language.  In addition to the administration of the Adult Education program grant, Tennessee Division of Adult Education is also responsible for the oversight and compliance of testing-centers administering High School Equivalency exams.

Adult Education in Tennessee prepares students to be college and career ready, while earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. With a strong commitment to quality and efficient instruction that meets the needs of students, programs across the state help these students gain academic skills and credentials to transition to postsecondary education, be successful in the workplace, and contribute to their communities. English language learners have the opportunity to master oral language and reading/writing skills.