Adult Education in Nevada is comprised of three
programs, each "specializing" in certain areas but each
dedicated to the academic, civic, cultural, and economic
betterment of adults who do not have high school diplomas.
Adult Basic Education and English as a Second
Language (ABE/ESL) programs provide literacy services as
well as civics education in community and faith-based
organizations and in community colleges throughout the
State. Over 85% of the adult students in these programs are
English language learners.
Adult High School Programs (AHSP) are
offered in 14 of the 17 school districts in Nevada and also
in Department of Corrections facilities. Adult students who
have not graduated from high school earn adult diplomas
after earning necessary credits and passing proficiency
exams. Classes are scheduled to accommodate adult schedules.
Both ABE/ESL and AHSP programs encourage
and prepare students to take the GED tests.
General Education Development or GED
testing allows adults to earn the equivalent of a high
school diploma. The GED is an assessment instrument,
administered at 21 test sites throughout the state, to
validate an adult's academic skills and knowledge.
To learn more about adult education in
For Information on the GED,