Adult and Community Education

  • GED© : Understand the Change

    diplomasPinellas County Schools adult high schools and community schools offer a variety of classes from GED© preparation to computer literacy.  Many career and technical courses are also offered at adult high schools and community schools.  In addition, day and evening classes are held at locations around the county including worksites, community agencies, nursing homes, condominiums, and recreation centers.  Sites may be scheduled upon request.

    There are seven education centers strategically located in Pinellas County where classes are offered. find an education center near you.

    General Education Development (GED)
    A GED© readiness assessment and advisement will be provided at the registration center of your choice.  Results will identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses. Review classes are available in the subjects in which additional study is needed before taking the official Tests of GED©.  Get more information about Obtaining a GED©.

    High School Credit Recovery
    The adult education centers and community schools offer self-paced evening courses for students (16 years and older) who attend high school but need to make up credits in order to graduate.  Students may enter at any time.  High school students must get a referral from their guidance counselor. High school Credit recovery information

    Adult High School Diploma
    Besides the GED© Program, Adult Education offers the High School Credit Program for individuals who need only a few credits, a higher GPA, or passing FCAT scores to receive their diploma.  Successful students will receive a standard, local high school diploma from an accredited adult high school. Adult High School Diploma information.

    Adult Basic Education
    This program is designed to provide instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics and workplace readiness. Classes are open to adults (ages 16 and older) who left school before mastering the basics. 

    English for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL
    A program to help adults speak, write and read English. This program aids in meeting requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. ESOL classes focus on English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Citizenship is also available to help students succeed and successfully adjust to the new life and culture of America. For students who cannot attend traditional classes, Pinellas County Schools also offers Online ESOL classes that students can take from home. Please visit for more information.

    Countywide Graduation

    A countywide graduation ceremony held each year honors GED© and adult high school graduates as well as high school seniors who complete their credits in summer school and/or night school. To receive information please call (727) 588-6321.

    Countywide Graduation Slideshow