Adult Education

Kalamazoo Adult Education Mission Statement

This mission of the Kalamazoo Adult Education Program, the reflection of a diverse community of international learners, is to ensure that all students attain the highest level of academic achievement as contributing members of society through the delivery of personalized instruction by a flexible, exemplary staff utilizing a relevant curriculum leading to a quality with equity, measurable education in a positive, inviting environment with the support of vital community resources.

About the Adult Education Program

The Community Education Center, known to all as "Old Central," is the home of Kalamazoo Adult. The citizens of Kalamazoo have been able to attend enrichment or academic classes for over 100 years. During the late 1800s evening classes were started at this site in the areas of business, home economics, citizenship and English for immigrants. Over the years, the program has changed and grown with the needs of our community. This program has established itself as a quality program designed to meet the unique needs of the adult learners in the county. Each year the Kalamazoo Adult Education program serves between 500 - 1,000 students and awards between 50 - 150 GED certificates. All services and classes are free for students who do not have a high school diploma and are at least 20* years old.

*KAE is now providing GED instruction for youths that meet requirements.  Please call the program directly for more information.

  YOUR FUTURE IS CALLING!  The GED is changing January 2014...if you started testing you need to finish before then. 


For more information, call the Adult Education office at 269-337-0422.


 Kim Bell, Adult Education Leader


Hours vary depending on semester dates.

Regular semester hours are:

8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.  --  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  -- Friday

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. -- Monday and Wednesday