Adult Education

Our Vision

Adult Education is a post secondary education program. Our certified teachers and staff are committed to working with adult learners to identify their educational and career goals. Together, they will develop an adult learning plan that will move a learner toward their goal(s) completion. Teachers, learners, and community partners identify and work together to remove barriers such as childcare, transportation, and testing fees, that might keep an adult learner from reaching their academic and career goals.


Adult Learners

If you are an adult and need to earn a few credits to complete your requirements for an adult high school diploma; need to improve your academic skills to pass a high school equivalency test (GED or HiSET); need to improve your math, reading or writing skills to achieve employment or continuing educational goals; want to schedule HiSET testing; need to learn or improve your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; or need help preparing for your US citizenship, then you’ve come to the right place!

Our full time certified teachers at Miller Stone can help you meet your post secondary education and career goals. Thanks to our partnerships with the Battle Creek Family YMCA, Calhoun County Correctional Facility, Community Action, and Denso Manufacturing; certified teachers are available on a limited bases at additional sites in Battle Creek.

Opportunities for Adult Learners:

  • Adult Basic Education. Certified teachers help adults improve their reading, writing and mathematics skills to reach academic and career goals. (All sites)
  • High School Equivalency. Certified teachers provide instruction that prepares an adult learner to take and pass a high school equivalency test such as the GED or HiSET. (All sites)
  • Credit Recovery for a High School Diploma. An adult learner makes weekly contact with a certified teacher and complete online course work. This is available to adults in need of a few credits, to earn a high school diploma from BCPS. (Miller Stone and YCenter)
  • English Language Acquisition. Certified teachers help non-native speakers improve their English skills to be able to further their education, help their children with schoolwork and activities, obtain training and employment. (Miller Stone)
  • Civics Education. Certified teachers assists non-native speakers to improve their English skills while working on their requirement to earn citizenship. (Miller Stone) *We are not a legal service provider.
  • Literacy Councils. Certified teachers will assist students in locating programs that provide one-on-one tutoring for a range of academic levels, but usually for adults who have very low-level reading, writing, and math skills. (YCenter and community)
  • Adult learns with regular weekly attendance may receive vouchers for FREE GED and HiSET Ready test to determine the likelihood a learner will pass the official test. (All sites)
  • Adult learns with regular weekly attendance may receive vouchers from the state for FREE GED or HiSET after getting a "likely to pass" on a Ready test. (All sites)
  • Adult learns with regular weekly attendance may receive transportation assistance. (All sites)
  • Adult learns with regular weekly attendance that meet the requirements may receive onsite child care. (YCenter and Coburn)
  • Cap and Gown Graduation Ceremonies at Miller Stone for all adult learners that complete the adult diploma requirements or pass all the required test for their high school equivalency testing with GED or HiSET.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TESTING (GED or HiSET)

Before you can test you must have a valid form of ID with your picture, such as a current driver's license, state issued ID, military ID or passport. The address on the ID must match the address on the GED/HiSET account. If you do not have a valid form of identification, your teacher can help you identify community resources that can help.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING AND SHOW YOUR PHOTO IDENTIFICATION EVERY TIME YOU TAKE A GED or HiSET TEST.

Any student needing testing accommodation will submit the appropriate documentation and receive an approval confirmation to get testing accommodations. Adult learners are responsible to get and submit the proper documentation.

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST (GED or HiSET)?

GED test takers must go to GED.com and create an account. Make sure all the information on your photo ID matches your GED account. To receive a state voucher to assist with testing fees the adult learns need to have had regular weekly attendance and have scored "likely to pass" on a GED Ready test. (All sites)

HiSET test takers must contact Miller Stone to create a HiSET account. To receive a state vouchers to assist with testing fees the adult learns need to have had regular weekly attendance and have scored "likely to pass" on a HiSET Ready test. (All sites)

LOCAL TESTING CENTERS:

GED TESTING - Testers schedule their own test dates and times through the account they created online. Battle Creek offers testing at the Battle Creek Family YMCA and MiWorks. Additional sites are available outside the Battle Creek area. If an adult learner fails to cancel a testing appointment within the required 24 hours, does not show up for a scheduled appointment, or does not pass a given test, the adult learner is responsible for any fees associated with retakes.

HiSET TESTING - Testers can call 269-965-9514 to schedule a testing appointment.If an adult learner fails to cancel a testing appointment within the required 24 hours, does not show up for a scheduled appointment, or does not pass a given test, the adult learner is responsible for any fees associated with retakes.

Location & Schedule

Adult Education

77 Capitol Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-9514

Program Sites

Miller Stone
77 Capital Avenue N.E.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-9514

M-TH 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 7:00 p.m
F 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and afternoons by appointment

Coburn
39 Fairhome Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 986-4149

M and W 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Battle Creek Family YMCA
182 Capital Ave N.E.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 788-0159

Call for schedule & hours

Other sites

Enrollment on site for members, not open to public

DENSO Manufacturing

Contact us for more information

Calhoun County Correctional Facility


Enrollment

Battle Creek Public Schools post secondary Adult Education Program offers open enrollment for learners over 18 years of age. All adult learners must complete a registration packet and the required testing prior to beginning any instruction. *Adult learners with an IEP must have an IEP meeting prior to completing enrollment.

Please bring the following documents to register:

STUDENTS 19 or younger as of September 1:

  • Driver's license
  • Legal birth certificate
  • Immunization records

Students 20 or older as of September 1:

  • Driver's license or state I.D.
  • Social security number

Program Offerings

  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Equivalency (GED)
  • HiSET prep and testing on site at Miller Stone
  • High School Diploma
  • English as a Second Language
  • Citizenship preparation
  • FREE testing
  • FREE child care on site at Coburn and Y Center
  • FREE transportation assistance at all open sites
  • Year-round instruction
  • Formal graduation upon completion

Leadership

DeeAnn Whisler

Coordinator, Adult Education
(269) 965-9514 Email