Adult Education

  • Earn Your GED or High School Diploma 

     Adult Education's mission is to strengthen our community by improving adult learner skills for successful long-term employment. Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Adult Education programs offer High School Completion (HSC), General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education/Pre-HSE (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) at several community sites and schools, including two main Adult Education campuses.

    We provide free classes for adult learners giving them the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills, complete high school, obtain General Educational Development (GED) and other services. We also provide opportunities at two Detroit Learning Labs for students to receive HSE preparation. Enrollment is year-round and classes are offered Monday-Friday.   


    Services Provided 

    • Free Tuition
    • State Certified Instructors
    • Computer Training 
    • Career Training
    • College Planning
    • Job Placement Opportunities
    • Free Bus Tickets
    • Counseling Support
    • National Adult Education Honor Society
    • Annual Graduation Ceremony


    To Enroll in Adult Education

    • Pick the nearest location and schedule a visit.
    • Bring state-issued picture identification and social security card.


Resources (Forms, Files, etc)

Contact Information

  • ESL Community Sites

    Academy of the Americas
    5680 Konkel Street
    Detroit, MI 48210
    Programs: ESL
    Bennett Elementary School
    2111 Mullane Street
    Detroit, MI 48209
    Programs: ESL

    Earhart Elementary-Middle
    1000 Scotten
    Detroit, MI 48209
    (313) 849-3945
    Programs: ESL

    International Academy
    111 E. Kirby
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 872-0863
    Programs: ABE/HSE/ESL

    Priest Elementary-Middle
    7840 Wagner
    Detroit, MI 48210
    (313) 849-3705
    Programs: ESL