Adult Education and Literacy
Carthage AEL Mission
The Carthage Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program provides free assistance to help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, GED and English as a Second Language. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving.  
Eligible students – adults 17 years of age or older not presently enrolled in secondary school (or 16 years old not presently enrolled in secondary school but have completed 16 hours of credit toward high school graduation) and speakers of English as a second language.  
Realted Links

GED Online Information


Missouri Career Source

Missouri Connections

AEL Handbook
click above for a copy
Volunteer Tutors
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor with the Carthage Area Adult Education and Literacy Program, please call Mary Bader at 417.359.7095.