Manhattan-Ogden Community – below is a link to a facilities survey being conducted by Patron Insights. This is the same survey that is also being conducted through a phone survey of area residents. We ask that you only take the survey one time. You will need about 10 minutes to complete the survey. You must complete the survey in one sitting.

This survey will close at midnight, the evening of May 1. Thank you in advance for taking the time to give us your thoughts and feedback on our facilities!

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The Manhattan Adult Learning Center will be transitioning to Manhattan Area Technical College on July 1st 2018. Due to this transition, our office hours have changed. Our office will be open Monday-Thursday 8:30- 4PM and closed from 12:00PM-1:30PM. Our office will be closed on Fridays.

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.

2017-18 Enrollment Form

Prospective Students

Current Students

Contact Us

Programs and Services Brochure

2017-2018 Student Handbook

Email "The ALC"
GED/Workforce Brochure 2017-18 Student Calendar 785-539-9009

GED/PRAXIS/ToEFL Test Dates & Registration

2017-2018 Award Recipients 205 S. 4th Street



Adult Learning Center News:



Monday- Thursday 8:30-4PM, Closed 12-1:30PM

Friday: Office Closed


 Due to potential winter weather tomorrow, 2/22/18, all classes have been cancelled. Stay warm and safe this weekend!


Due to the extreme wind chills and temperatures, USD 383 has cancelled school tomorrow, Jan. 16th. GED/Open Door Orientation and ESL Orientation has been rescheduled to Wednesday January 17th; same times. Thank you for your patience; stay warm and safe tomorrow!


The next Student Council Meeting will be on Monday, December 18th, @ 9am. We will be discussing fundraising ideas, planning events, and students needs. If you would like to attend the meeting, come join us in the common area outside of the office. We're still looking for a representative from our ESL groups.


Here's a look at the past month and what's to come in December before winter break!


Take a look at October's Newsletter


Please Click Here for Orientation and Enrollment Dates!

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From the Director's Desk:

"In 1966, two volunteers in the Manhattan, Kansas Community started an ESL class to address the growing number of community members who could not effectively partner with their children's schools to impact their children's academic growth. Thus began adult education in the Manhattan community. We have been honored to serve this community and serve adult students through literacy programs, diploma completion, GED preparation and ESL services for the past 50 years.

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