East Area Adult School

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East Area Adult School Mission Statement

The Mission of East Area Adult School is to provide rigorous and relevant learning experiences which service the educational needs of adults through literacy, high school completion, workforce preparation, personal enrichment, and technology.

East Area Adult School: Adult Education for Polk County Adults

East Area Adult School is administered by the Polk County School Board and provides adults with educational opportunities in the eastern portion of the county, including Auburndale, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Ft. Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Wales, Poinciana, Wahneta, and Winter Haven. The main campus is in Auburndale, at 300 East Bridgers Avenue, but off-campus classes are held at over 30 convenient locations all over Polk County.

The GED®, or General Educational Development, is at the heart of the program. Established in 1942, the GED® is universally recognized as the equivalent of a traditional high school diploma. Last year, Polk County’s adult education program awarded more than 1500 GEDs to graduating students. The GED® program is offered at a minimal charge to any qualifying adult, 16 years or older.

But thousands of other students attend East Area Adult School, as well. The Adult Basic Education program—ABE—is designed for those not ready for the GED® program, who need help with basic skills such as math or reading. Successful completion of ABE allows entry into the GED® program. ESOL, or English for Speakers of Other Languages, is also available. Like the GED®, both ABE and ESOL are provided at a fee of only $30.00 per half-year to county residents.

East Area Adult School provides both day and night classes. For more information about East Area Adult School, call 863-965-5475.


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