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     Anderson Adult Education

    Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit our site. The Anderson Adult Education Center serves Anderson County School Districts Three, Four and Five.

    We believe that education is a lifelong process and does not end when you leave school. Please explore our site to determine if we offer the education opportunities in which you are interested.

    We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.


    We are located in the historic old North Anderson Elementary School building at 2005 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621.


    Mission Statement

     Anderson Adult Education strives to empower individuals of all academic and cultural backgrounds to reach their full educational potential while building valuable relationships within the community.

    Attendance Eligibility
    Attendance at the Anderson Adult Education Center is authorized by the Board of Trustees and Administration of Anderson School District Five. There is no state attendance law for Adult Education; attendance in our program is optional. Our programs are designed for adults over the age of 18. With the approval of the superintendent, students between the age of 17 and 18 may attend our programs.
    Seventeen Year old Students
    A student, who has reached the age of 17 and has withdrawn from high school, may apply for an underage waiver. Seventeen year old students must provide the following to be considered for enrollment:
     Official Transcript from the last school attended*
    Discipline record from the last school attended*
    Attendance records and/or Court Orders to Attend*
    IEP if applicable*
    WorkKeys  scores*
    Completed Underage Waiver*
    SC Verification of Withdrawal from SC Schools GED testing office*
                                                                                           * The student must secure these from the last high school attended.
    All students 21 years old and under must provide an official High School Transcript before they can be registered for class.
    Enrollment Requirements
    Students may not enroll in adult education while under suspension or expulsion from another school. Students under remainder of the year expulsion may not enroll until July of the next school year. Students under permanent expulsion may not enroll for 1 calendar year from the date of expulsion. Active students who are awaiting trial for a criminal offense may not attend classes until their case(s) are resolved. The Director of the Anderson Adult Education Center reserves the right to limit or prohibit the attendance and/or enrollment of any student who is disruptive or potentially dangerous to staff or other students.
    All students are required to pre-register prior to attending Orientation.
    All students are required to attend an Orientation session prior to enrollment.
    Anderson Adult Education does not discriminate in admission or access to its education programs, nor in the treatment of its applicants for employment, nor in any of its programs and activities, nor does it use any other unlawful criteria such as age, race, sex, disability, religion, or national origin in its dealings with employees, students, or the general public.

News and Events

  • We would like to give a BIG thank you to our Business Partners:
    Greater Anderson Rotary Club
    Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lylas
    Krispy Kreme
     Strands Salon
    Blake & Brady Boutique 
    Papa John's
    Thank you for all you do for us and the community!
    Instructor Needed:

    Job Description:

    GED and Tri County Technical College I-BEST* Instructor Beginning in February 2018. 

    Teaching responsibility, days, times, etc. are still to be determined. The candidate will work at TCTC (Pendleton Campus) and assist I-BEST students towards their academic goals, which include finishing their GED and postsecondary Manufacturing Production I certificate.  Students will represent Anderson, Oconee and Pickens County Adult Education programs. Current SC Teacher Certification Required, $26 per hour for 25 hours a week.  

    1. Assist students in developing individualized learning plans based on students’ needs, initial assessment, and goals.
    2. Development of contextualized lesson plans to deliver and to share with the adult education centers.
    3. Collect and provide materials that will assist students’ progress toward goals.
    4. Maintain and record accurate attendance records. Maintain required documentation for student files.
    5. Conduct periodic testing of students (TABE, GED Ready) per SC Assessment policy. Results should be used to evaluate student progress as well as monitor and adjust student learning plan.
    6. Provide one-on-one, small group, or large group instruction as needed.
    7. Evaluate, grade, and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
    8. Communicate needs for instructional materials to Director or Intake Coordinator as needed.
    9. Actively assist with program recruitment and development of community partnerships, including but not limited to, preparation of press releases and flyers, participation in community meetings and information fairs, and assisting with research for program expansion.
    10. Monitor student attendance, making phone calls or sending post cards to students who are not attending.
    11. Communicate student progress to the Directors of Adult Education and appropriate I-BEST faculty.
    12. Read all communication and announcements from the Adult Learning Center, relaying information to students as needed.
    13. Read all communication and announcements from the I-BEST Office as well as essential announcements and materials from TCTC (e.g., inclement weather announcements, emergency procedures, etc.).

    * Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (I-BEST) is a nationally recognized workforce development program developed by Washington State community colleges – and adapted for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties of South Carolina by Tri-County Technical College in partnership with area Adult Education Centers.

    Interested candidates email

    Need GED classes but live close to Riverside Middle?
    GED registration for our Riverside Middle School evening class location are registering 
    new and returning students located at 298 S Poplar St in Seneca.
    Time: 3 - 7 pm.
    For more information call 864-650-6864 or 864-364-3117
    Pendleton Family Learning Center 
    is also registering new and returning students.
     Located at 902 East Queen Street in Pendleton.
    Call for more information 864-403-2580.
    For new students 21 and under, come by and pick up the necessary paperwork required.
    For new and returning students, please bring a $20 class fee
    (cash or money order only please) or stop by Social Services and
    get a copy of your "CAP2" and "CAIN" indicating your participation in the
    SNAP program and bring it with you when registering.
    We now offer the GED test to the public!
    Go to and register to see our upcoming dates and times.