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Name: KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS - ADULT EDUCATION
Mailing Label: Kalamazoo Public Schools Adult Education
Location:
714 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Mailing Address:
714 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-337-0422
Email: BellKJ@kalamazoo.k12.mi.us
Website(s): http://www.kalamazoopublicschools.com 
Personnel: Kimberly (Thinnes) Bell, Adult Education Leader.
Hours: M-Th 8:00am -4: 00pm; F 8:00am - 3:30pm; Evenings M&W 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Call for satellite meeting times.
Goal: To offer adult basic education (ABE), English Literacy-Civics (ELC); GED preparation; and Post-Graduate Transition Services to adults that seek employment, better employment, basic skills, and/or seek credentials to move to post-secondary, training opportunities, or the military.
Services: Academic instruction for ABE, GED, and ELC in a learning center setting; assists with setting post-secondary educational and/or employment-related goals and transitions; information and referral to help with problems; barrier-free facility; outreach centers with GED and/or ABE at Y.O.U. - Employment Training Connections, Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program, Kalamazoo County Jail, and Goodwill Industries. This program also has a Pearson-Vue GED testing center.
Area Served: Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.
Eligibility: Adults who are at least 20 years of age and lacking a high school diploma; individuals needing to improve reading and math skills or learn English. Youth 16 to 19 years of age that have had at least a six month break in their education with pre-approval from KPS may enroll in classes designed for this population of students.
Sources of support: State Aid, administered by Kalamazoo Public Schools; grants; donations.
Subjects: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - STUDY AND TEACHING - FOREIGN SPEAKERS  EDUCATION OF ADULTS  ENGLISH LANGUAGE  LITERACY 
Source of Info: Email 05/2014 per Kimberly Bell.