High School Completion and Adult Literacy Programs

The Adult Education and Literacy program assists adult learners to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. The program also assists adults in the completion of a secondary education.

Students 17 years of age or older who have not completed their high school education may be eligible to earn a diploma through Kirkwood’s High School completion program. More than 50 independent study, online and structured course are offered at Kirkwood learning centers located in the seven-county service area.

Computers are available to provide students with coursework, enrichment activities and vocational experience. Students are also encouraged to take interest and career assessment inventories, tour program facilities on the main campus, and explore other career and academic resources as part of their high school experience.

Students may choose to earn credits to meet the state requirement for a state high school equivalency diploma. Kirkwood also offers a high school equivalent diploma through HiSET. A company designated by the state that offers testing to gain a high school equivalent diploma. A student must pass the 5 required tests (English, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies) to earn their high school equivalent diploma. Kirkwood offers courses classes, independent study, instructional software, to learn and prepare for these tests.