The Office of Adult Education strives to ensure delivery of foundational skills development, career pathways, and academic and career counseling services to adults and out-of-school youth for the purposes of employment, reemployment, or enhanced employment.

Adult Education programs provide math, reading, and writing instruction free of charge to help you acquire the skills needed to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma, go to college, or enter an entry-level occupational certification program. You can even earn a high school equivalency diploma and an occupational certificate at the same time through our Integrated Education and Training programs, allowing you to get back to work or switch careers quickly. For more information, contact your local Adult Education program.

Skill UP Mississippi is an initiative of the Office of Adult Education. Through various programs such as Smart Start and High School Equivalency (HSE), Skill UP Mississippi helps people launch careers, strengthens the state workforce, and creates an opportunity for economic development. 


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(601) 576-1558

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(601) 432-6890

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