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Registration Information for GRPS Adult Community Education Fall Program

GED testing at Beckwith school is starting in September. All levels of ESL are offered, as well as classes in the mornings and evenings.
Beckwith School GED testing center

Beckwith School GED testing center /GRPS

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Registration Fees

$35 per test (five tests). $5 fee for all GED transcripts. Please make money order or cashier’s check (only) payable to Grand Rapids Adult Education. No cash or personal checks accepted. Students enrolled in an Adult Education GED preparation class may test at a reduced fee. NOTE: Waivers must be presented to the GED Testing Center to verify person’s status as a student.

The GED Testing Center is also at Beckwith. Please call 819-3259 for current information and testing times.

FREE GED, High School Completion (HSC), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and  ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes

Registration will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at the following times: 8:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All registration takes place at Beckwith School, 2405 Leonard St. NE. Registrants must have a valid picture ID with them at registration. The registration takes about three hours and we do not allow any children at registration. A person must be 20 years old by September 1, 2011 to participate in our program. We offer all levels of ESL, GED Preparation classes and High School Completion. We offer classes in the mornings Monday - Thursday and in the evenings Monday - Wednesday. Classes will be begin on Monday,  September 12, 2011.

Program Offerings

GED Preparation (English only) - Day and evening classes, ABE classes. 20 yrs of age or older as of Sept. 1, 2011. Proof of age required Please call 616-819-2863 for more information.

High School Completion - Please bring high school transcript with you. Call 616-819-2734 for more information.

English as a Second Language - ESL day and evening classes. Beginning, intermediate and advanced proficiency levels. You can call 616-819-3253 or 616-819-2734 to get further information.

Must be: A non-high school graduate or GED holder 20 years of age on or before September 1, 2011. Proof of age required to enroll. FREE bus tickets available.

For more information, contact Adult Education at:

2405 Leonard N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49505 

Registration Office: 616-819-2863

Main Office: 616-819-2734 

ESL Office: 616-819-3253 

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