Adult Education & GED
Enrollment for Classes
Our Next Scheduled Enrollment:
GED Enrollment - March 1st
ESL Enrollment - email ESL@rcsd.ms to schedule
New Student Information Page
Enrollment begins at 8:00 am and no one will be admitted after 8:15 am.
Please read the information below before attending.
All NEW students MUST attend an enrollment. Students will need to be at enrollment when it begins, will need to have a picture ID, and if they are under 18 years of age they will need to have proof of withdrawal from their last school.
(Enrollment time varies due to time it takes individuals to test, usually lasting for 3 to 4 hours)
Enrollment requires the student to complete registration paperwork and take an assessment test. Upon completion of testing students will be given their results and be informed of their class time.
For more information or questions, please call 601-825-5040
or email Adult.Education@rcsd.ms.
Adult Education / High School Equivalency
Free Adult Education / High School Equivalency classes (GED classes) are offered throughout the county to anyone 16 years and older and not enrolled in any K-12 school.
The purpose of these classes is to raise basic educational skills and prepare student to be successful with passing a High School Equivalency test.
To attend class students must attend an enrollment/orientation.
Most people equate adult education with the GED. Mississippi now recognizes 2 test provider options for High School Equivalency: GED and HiSET. They are both accredited and approved.
A student that successfully completes EITHER of these tests will earn a Mississippi High School Equivalency Diploma.
Many businesses and job applications ask about High School Diploma or GED, but HiSET should also be accepted. They are BOTH High School Equivalencies.
Credentials and transcripts are available to graduates through www.diplomasender.com or by calling (855) 876-3774.
Driver's License Forms
In order to receive a Driver’s License Form from Rankin County Adult Education, a student must be enrolled and making satisfactory progress in a course leading to a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma (GED or HiSET) and is eligible to make application for a motor vehicle driver license.
We require a student to be enrolled in our program for 45 hours (including in person and online learning), but in order to be deemed ‘making satisfactory progress’ the student’s scores will be evaluated. Upon entry into our program students are Pre-Tested in Reading, Math, and Language and after 40 hours of instruction they will be Post-Tested in either Reading, Math, or Language to determine if the student is making academic progress.
We know that a driver’s license is important to students, but so is earning an HSE. We hope that these 45 hours (just 2 weeks of day classes not including any online work) a student can get a jumpstart towards passing their HSE. We understand that having to wait to get the form is frustrating, but it’s an unforeseen consequence when withdrawing from school. We will gladly work with you to complete what’s needed to receive the form. Once requirements are met, know that it may take up to 7 days to process the request.