Welcome to The Adult Education Center 2013-2014
We are the only full-time Palm Beach County school for
adults. Known as
The AEC, we are a non-profit, public
institution with the largest GED and ESOL programs in the county. Mr. Rick Swearingen is the principal and we can be reached on the web at www.TheAdultEdCenter.com
Here is an important message from our Principal,
Mr. R. Swearingen.
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The purpose of the
Adult Education Center is to change lives through education by helping
individuals to reach their full potential. In an ongoing effort to facilitate
learning, we equip
adult students, ages 16 years and older, with the knowledge, attitudes
and skills that are essential for personal and
Our goals include responsible citizenship and
The Adult Education
Center is a performance-based school. Attendance is voluntary. The student
population is comprised of approximately 2,000 adults. It is a diverse
and mobile population. New students take diagnostic tests
before entering classes. The focus of all classes is effective student
involvement in meaningful activities at an appropriate learning level.
Ongoing assessments help monitor each
student's progress toward completion, certification and
promotion from high school and the attainment of a GED.
The Adult Education Center's mission
is to assure the
opportunity for all students to acquire knowledge and develop skills to
succeed in life and work.
2. Equitable Outcomes
3. Promotion of Diversity as a Social Strength
4. Lifelong Learning
5. Ethical Foundations of Behavior
When registering for ESOL or GED classes, we can accept
any valid photo ID. These sources of identification include the following:
Florida ID, Florida Driver's License, Passport, Permanent Resident Card,
Work Authorization Card, Alien Registration Foreign Embassy ID or
Palm Beach County School ID.
In order to take the actual GED examination or a GED
pretest, the student must provide any government picture ID.
The Adult Education Center is located at
2161 North Military Trail, north of Okeechobee Boulevard in
West Palm Beach, Florida. AEC has morning, afternoon, and evening classes
with open registration
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If You Need Information
The best way to contact
by calling our main number at