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The Adult Learning Center (ALC) has been offering services to students in Manhattan and the surrounding communities since 1966! The ALC houses a state-of-the-art Testing Center and many programs/certifications for adults over sixteen years of age.  These Programs include Adult Basic and Secondary Education, Open Door Diploma Completion, GED, and English as a Second Language(ESL) Courses. Individuals interested should call the ALC or go to the center located at 205 S. 4th Street in Manhattan.

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The new website has launched! Along with a new user-friendly layout, new information is now available at the click of your mouse! Please excuse our dust as we continue to make changes and add new content. Check back here to see what is new in the ALC!


Orientation for ESL Courses, second session, begins on October 3-5th at 5-8PM in Room 208 at the ALC. Call us at 785-539-9009 and Enroll Now! 
Orientation for Basic Education, GED, and High School Diploma begins on October 18-20 8:30AM-3PM at the ALC. Call or email us to Enroll Now!
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From the Director's Desk:

"As the Director of Adult Education for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, let me be the first to congratulate you on taking this first step to further your education.  As you  explore the many services the department of adult education offers, keep in mind that our faculty and staff are here to help you.  You are in charge of your decision and the pathway upon which you will travel.  Whether you pursue high school completion through the Open Door credit recovery program,  or through the Adult Learning Center,  the high school equivalency exam preparation classes and GED test, or you need  other services such as English as a Second Language, tutoring services, TOEFL and GED preparation coursework, or intensive reading, math or computer instruction, our qualified staff and state credentialed faculty understand adult students.   We are committed to providing the Manhattan community with exceptional service and education.

From the first moment you enter our office, personal attention is available to help you complete enrollment forms, counseling to assist you in identifying your goals and creating an individual pathway or plan to achieve those goals, walking you through the pre and post testing experience, and setting expectations which are conducive to a successful learning environment according to best practices in research.  Our highly qualified instructional staff is able to identify your academic strengths and weaknesses and pin point instruction that will strengthen all academic areas in which you need assistance.  We even offer hybrid and online instruction for qualified students to help make the educational process more convenient to your need, as well as private tutoring services.   In addition, we partner with various agencies and post-secondary institutions such as MATC to make your transition to higher education easier, as well as work with the work force center to offer work keys instruction and testing to help you enter the workforce or retain your present employment and improve your skills.  Whatever you set as a goal, our mission is to provide the academic support you need to achieve that goal.  

In addition, the adult learning center is a regional testing center for the GED, Compass, CDA certification and TOEFL in the fall.  We also can  administer various professional certifications through Pearson Vue if requested in advance.  Our testing center operates daily and also provides  proctoring services, limited independent computer instruction, as well as provide internet access for continued, independent study.

We have been providing services to help adults succeed in the little apple since 1966 and we encourage you to take the next step and call or come in and enroll!"

As we grow our learning culture,

Vickie R. Fix-Turkowski, Ed.D, MA
Director of Adult Education