Adult Education

Program Description

In Missouri, the GED test is no longer used. Missouri’s new test is the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Nevada Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) programs offer classes to help you prepare for the HiSET®. 

There is no cost associated with our programs. AEL programs are free to everyone. When you are ready to take the HiSET®, there is a cost associated with the test. We do not administer the test; we only prepare you to take the test. You must be at least 17 years old and not currently enrolled in public school to attend AEL classes. 

Students wishing to enroll in AEL must complete enrollment forms and participate in 12 hours of enrollment activities including a pre-test, orientation, and initial instruction to complete the enrollment process. Again, you must be at least 17 years old and not currently enrolled in public school to attend AEL classes. The Nevada AEL program serves Vernon, Bates, Dade, and Cedar counties and offers three class site locations. 

Visit for information on the HiSET. 

Class Sites and Schedules  


Bowman Building
2015 North West Street
Nevada, MO 64772
Instructor: Shearl Scism
417-448-2016 Ext. 259

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Enrollment: First Monday of each month at 9:00 AM


El Dorado Springs

El Dorado Springs High School
901 South Grand Avenue
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744-1903
Instructor: Mike Horn

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Enrollment: Every Tuesday



Tuesday classes are held at the Stockton High School Library. 
Wednesday classes are held at the Cedar County Library. 
Instructor: Larry Nottingham

Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Enrollment: First Tuesday and Wednesday of each month

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