The John M. Garth Adult Education Center 211 North Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone 217/384-3530, Fax 217/337-4987, Student Attendance 217/384-3538
The Urbana Adult Education Program is offered through Urbana School District 116 and exists to support the lifelong learning needs of our community. Urbana Adult Education provides lifelong learning opportunities to persons 17 years of age and over who reside in Urbana, Champaign, and surrounding communities. Classes are funded through federal and state grants, with help from local sources such as The United Way of Champaign County.
Anyone 17 years or older who is not enrolled in a regular school program in Urbana, Champaign, or in neighboring communities may enroll. You may begin at any time and continue until you have reached your educational goals. Daytime and evening classes are available Fall and Spring semesters. These classes are FREE! The John M. Garth Adult Education Center is located in downtown Urbana within two blocks of the Courthouse MTD Bus Stop. Call 384-3530 for an appointment to register.
GED classes are open to those 17 and over. Students 18 and over may work on a high school diploma in our APL class. Students younger than 18 working on a diploma may earn credits. The following courses are also available: Basic Reading Improvement, Basic Math Improvement, Computer Education (Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding, Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, Windows 7 files and folders, Photo Editing/Photoshop, Word Processing, and General Office Skills), English as a Second Language, and Certified Nursing Assistant.
In addition to our regular teaching staff, we benefit from the expertise of a dedicated group of volunteers. These volunteers work with students on an individual and small group basis. If helping someone learn to read, earn their GED Certificate, or improve their English and math skills sounds rewarding to you, please call our office at 384-3530.