Adult and Community Education

  • GED - Understand the Change

    diplomasPinellas County Schools Adult Centers offer a variety of classes from GED© preparation to computer literacy.  Day and evening classes are held at locations around the county, including worksites, community agencies, and recreation centers. 
    There are Adult 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 the requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. ESOL classes focus on English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Our program embeds citizenship lessons to help prepare eligible permanent residents to successfully complete the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. For more information please visit

    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.