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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.

2017-18 Enrollment Form

Prospective Students

Current Students

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Programs and Services Brochure

2017-2018 Student Handbook

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GED/Workforce Brochure 2017-18 Student Calendar 785-539-9009

GED/PRAXIS/ToEFL Test Dates & Registration

2017-2018 Award Recipients 205 S. 4th Street



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Adult Learning Center News:


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 All forms have been updated to 2017-18 School year. Please click on "Forms" above to download enrollment form.


Please Click Here for Orientation and Enrollment Dates!


Testing Center Policies and Programs have been added and a PDF of all testing dates through August 2017 have been added as well. Please click on "The Regional Testing Center Button" above for more information.


Current GED, Praxis and TOEFL dates have been added to the Regional Testing Center button above. For even more up-to-date information about the testing center please like us on Facebook. 


As the school year is winding down our final enrollment/orientations dates are 4/5-7 and 4/24-26. Please call the center at 785-539-9009 for more information and to enroll. More information about School during the months of June and July will be coming in the following weeks.

10-24-2016 Happy 50th Anniversary! 

Today marks the first day of our Open House Celebration at the ALC Come visit us this week for free food and open doors!


Dates for the rest of the 2016 Calendar Year have been added to the events box on the left! We only have THREE orientations left until January! Also, dates and times for our 50th Anniversary Open House and Dinner have been added as well! For more information contact Sandy McCool at the ALC, either 785-539-9009 or

TOEFL DATES have been updated under the ESL Button at the top of this page.


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:

"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