Schools and Programs
Adult learners in Michigan have the opportunity to enter non-degree programs or take individual classes designed to help them improve personal and professional skills. Many districts offer adult education programs in basic literacy and English as a Second Language. A few also offer noncredit personal enrichment courses. In the latter, adults can learn how to play a musical instrument, understand their finances, improve their fitness or develop their artistic skills. Some programs can last for several weeks. Due to the hands-on nature of many of these programs, online studies are not usually offered. More details about two school districts and their adult education programs are found below.
Schools At a Glance
|School Name||Location||Institution Type||Class Format|
|Fremont Public Schools||Fremont, MI||Public||On-campus|
|Holt Public School District||Holt, MI||Public||On-campus|
Fremont Public Schools' Adult Education
Students are required to be at least 20 years of age at the start of the school year to be allowed to enter into Fremont Public Schools' Adult Education department. They must also complete an enrollment process in order to participate in adult education classes. Classes are free to those without a high school diploma.
Adult Basic Education Program
Basic education courses are offered for those who wish to improve basic reading, writing, spelling, math and computer skills. This program can help students prepare for Fremont Public Schools' high school completion program.
General Educational Development (GED) Program
Courses are offered to prepare students for the GED high school equivalency exam. The GED tests students in five areas: writing skills, literature and arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
High School Completion
High school completion classes include computer training and on-campus projects. Courses are available to help students finish their diplomas, and their coursework can adhere to their own specialized pace of study.
Holt Public Schools' Adult Programs
The Holt Public School District is located in central Michigan. Holt Community Education offers enrichment programs for adults in the community in a variety of areas, including arts and crafts, computers, dancing and cooking.
Arts and Crafts Courses
Courses are offered in crochet, where students can learn how to make a granny square. Students can also learn how to make patterns and a fountain chain. Zentangle is also offered, where students can practice creating patterns with pen-and-ink drawings. Sewing classes and handmade cards classes are also offered.
Physical Fitness Courses
Adult students can choose from courses in tai chi or swimming. Dance classes are also available and teach ballroom dancing and line dancing. Additional courses are offered in CPR and first-aid training.
Earning Money From Home/Overcoming Limited Beliefs
Students can learn about how to make money from home by publishing their own written material. A second course is offered to help students in becoming more confident in their own abilities.