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Paola Adult Education Center

1710 E Industrial Park Rd

Paola, KS 66071

(913) 294-8018

(913) 294-8019


The Paola Adult Education Center strives to provide educational opportunities to area residents that are not otherwise locally available in Miami, Linn, and Anderson counties.The center offers instruction in GED® preparation, basic skills education, technology, workplace readiness skills and life skills.The classroom environment emphasizes diversity, accountability, persistence, and courage.

Paola Academic Completion Program (PACP)/Contract Courses

For students who are working toward obtaining a high school diploma.

Adult Education Classes

Preparation instruction for the GED Test.

General Education Development (GED) Test

GED testing information.


Adult Education Classes: Click here for a class schedule

                The Paola Adult Education Center fosters student growth in:

  • Improving educational levels,
  • Entering employment,
  • Retaining and/or improving employment,
  • Completing and passing the GED® test and earning a Kansas State High School Diploma,
  • Placement in post-secondary education, and
  • Preparation for College Readiness.


Program Requirements:

                To be eligible for the Paola Adult Education Center, a person must:

  • Be age 16 or order,
  • Not enrolled or required to be enrolled in school, and
  • Lack a high school diploma or have a skill level that is below eighth grade.


Enrollment Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • If an individual is 16 or 17 years of age, the compulsory attendance disclaimer forms must be provided to the adult education program.


Fee Information:

  • Material fee - $25.
  • The Official Practice Testing fee is $45 if an individual is not a student in the Paola Adult Education program.If the individual is a current student in the adult education program, the Official Practice testing fee is waived.
  • GED® testing fee - $120.
  • All material fees must be paid prior to beginning adult education class.
  • GED® testing fee must be paid during the GED® registration process.


GED® Testing Information:          Click here for the Official Practice Test and GED ® test schedule.

  • GED® testing fee - $120.
  • A valid, current government issued ID must be presented at registration, and is required for access into the testing room for the Official Practice Test as well as the GED® test.



Karen Ulanski                    Director                                karen_ulanski@usd368.org


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Paola Adult Education Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations.

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