Adult Education

The Adult Education and Literacy Program is funded by federal money and Tahlequah Public Schools. The program serves anyone 16 years of age and older ,not currently enrolled in public school. Students set goals which in most instances are to get their GED so they can get a job, go to college or get additional training. The Adult Education Program uses a data program called LACES to record student and program information and is available for federal and state review. The data reflects successes and the population served by age and ethnicity. The first GED tests were administered in 1942 for veterans returning from world war II. They were not given to civilians until 1952. Since then thousands have received their GED including noted people such as David Thomas, founder of Wendy’s, and country singer Waylon Jennings.

All students who take the GED Exam beginning June 1, will need to register at www.DiplomaSender.com to find GED scores.  Students will also use this site to order duplicate diplomas and transcripts if the originals have been lost or misplaced.

Students needing to re-test will have until December 31, 2013 to re-test without losing current scores. There will be a new test in 2014 and it will administered on the computer.  Tahlequah Public Schools will be a computer based testing site.

Day Classes

Central Academy
Bldg B, room 5
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Workforce Oklahoma
1755 S. Muskogee
Tahlequah, OK

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1 pm – 3

Enrollment available on Thursdays only

Night Classes

No classes are currently scheduled


Frequently Asked Questions

How much are classes?
Classes are free of charge and materials are provided. Enrollment is on Tuesday afternoons 12:45-3:30. Please call to schedule an enrollment meeting. A formal graduation is held for those students who attend class and receive their GED. Cost for GED test is $65 for the first try, $35 to repeat.

For more information, please call our office at (918) 458-4170.

Who can take the GED Test?
  • Persons who live in Oklahoma
  • Persons who are not enrolled in high school and who do not have a diploma
  • Persons who are 16 years of age or older*
*Note: A person who is 16 or 17 years of age will need to have an approved Test Agreement for 16-17-year-olds. This test agreement form is available at the GED Testing Centers and must be signed by a parent or guardian and a school official of the school district.
How can a person sign up to take the GED Test?
Apply in person at the GED Testing Center located at 403 N Mission in Tahlequah. A driver’s license or a state or government-issued ID is required. Individuals with disabilities may apply for accommodations. Cost for GED test is $65 for the first try, $35 to repeat.
What does the GED Test measure?
The GED Test consists of five tests which measure achievement in subject areas similar to a high school program of study. The subject areas are:

  • Language Arts
    • Reading
    • Writing Part I
    • Writing Part II
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
What scores are needed to pass the GED Test?
A minimum of 410 is needed on each of the five tests and an average score of 450 (2,250 total points). Scores will be received in the mail about three weeks after the test is taken. Persons who pass the GED test will receive a GED High School Diploma, along with scores. Test-takers who do not pass may apply to retest at GED Testing Center. However, you may only test three times in a calendar year, and there will be a charge for the retest.

For more information, contact the Adult Education Offices:

403 N. Mission
(918) 458-4170