Plymouth Adult Education
Registration Information for Classes
and Training Opportunities
Career, College, and Workforce Readiness
CNC Machine Operator Program Information - call the Adult Education office at (574) 936-7268 for more information.
CLA- Certified Logistics Associates and CDA- Certified Development Associates - call the Adult Education office at (574) 936-7268 for more information.
- HSE: High School Equivalency diploma (once known as GED)
- ELL: English Language Literacy
- Certifications: Logistics, Welding, CNC, CDA, and more
- Day and evening onsite classes
- Online Learning classes and programs
- Virtual-based class
Class Registration Information
Plymouth Adult Education program registration is currently held at the Lincoln Education Center building by appointment only. Interested students and participants can contact the Plymouth Adult Education office: (574) 936-7268, text or call: (574) 780-6334, or email [email protected]. Day and evening appointments are available.
Program Year 2021-2022 Student Registration begins July 6th.
Plymouth Adult Education is an official test site for the High School Equivalency (HSE) test.
Note: HSE replaced the GED test
Call Deb Sherwood to preregister at (574) 936-7268 or (574) 780-6334.
Plymouth Adult Education will transition to a new high school equivalency test on July 1, 2021. HiSET® will become the state’s new HSE credential, enabling Marshall County residents to demonstrate mastery, earn a state-issued HSE diploma, and enable adult learners to achieve college and career goals, expand opportunities, and change lives.
HiSET® is seven hours in length and covers five subject areas – mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts (reading and writing). The HiSET® test will be offered in English and Spanish, by paper and computer, and there is an option for examinees to take the exam from home.
ATTENTION: Examinees that have not completed the past HSE-TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion™) exam, will be allowed to complete any unfinished tests from July 1–September 30, 2021.
HSE/TASC TEST DATES
Location: Lincoln Education Center (LEC)
220 N. Liberty St., Plymouth, IN 46563
Location: Lincoln Education Center (LEC)
220 N. Liberty St., Plymouth, IN 46563
2021 HiSET® Test Dates:
Lincoln Education Center Room 204
4:00 to 8:30 p.m.
- October 11th and 13th
- November 8th and 10th
- December 6th and 8th
TASC Test and Retest Dates: Call office for dates.
Registration appointment required.
ID Requirements: State-issued photo ID
Test fee: $115.00 (additional fees for at-home testing) or other form of payment is due at time of registration.
TASC Retest Fee: $23 per subject
Due to limited space, we encourage contacting the Plymouth Adult Education Test Center to reserve seat when test date is determined.
Please note: Time, dates, and locations are subject to change
Free HSE Testing for HIP Plus Members
DWD has partnered with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield to provide HIP Plus members with free vouchers that cover the cost of the Indiana HSE test. We encourage you to make an appointment with your local testing center within the next 30 days or sooner. Bring the voucher to your local testing center. Call Plymouth Adult Education for a HiSET - HSE test registration appointment.
When you come in for the test registration appointment, you should bring:
- The HSE voucher
- State-Issued Photo ID, such as valid driver’s license, valid passport, military IDs, or another form of government-issued (national or foreign) ID that shows name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph.
Adult Education Staff
Deb Sherwood–Adult Education Director, Instructor/SOSS Supervisor
Susan Simpson–ABE/HSE Educator
Bill McIntyre–HSE Educator (PT)
Patricia Darling-Eddy–HSE Online Class Computer Educator
Cinthia Tellez–ELL Instructional Mentor
Ethan Starke–Adult Education Computer Instructor
Jason Rivich–Adult Education Instructor
Darcy Morrison Lyman–ELL Adult Education Instructor
Adult Education Office - Lincoln Education Center
Classes in Plymouth
All of our classes are free and designed to build your learning skills and ultimately help to prepare you to take your High School Equivalency exam and beyond. We have day and evening classes to help fit around everyone's schedules.
Our current class schedule is as follows:
Adult Ed Classes @ LEC, 220 N. Liberty St., Plymouth, IN 46563
- Day class: Tuesday & Thursday – 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Evening class: Tuesday & Thursday evenings – 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
ESL: English as Second Language and Citizenship - Registration is Open!
- Classes are offered virtually and onsite.
Adult Ed Classes @ St. Isidores Hall
- Evening class – 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Opening Soon: Adult ED Classes @ Argos Public Library
- Wednesday – 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
We will be starting a new program year with more options to advance to your Indiana High School Equivalency Credential! We will be having a Distance Learning Class, online resources and more! We are bringing classes to you.
Classes are TBD.
On My Way Pre-K
On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality Pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.
To learn more about this program, go to the following link: www.onmywayprek.org
Twenty-eight graduates from Plymouth’s Adult Education program (article from The Pilot News)
PLYMOUTH — At 6 p.m. June 13, the Plymouth High School Auditorium was solemnly filled by friends and family of 2013 GED Graduates. The ceremony began with an adorable performance by the Boys & Girls Club Choir. Instructor Mary Yates introduced student testimonies proceeded the performance. Yates described Siria Kresser as a joy who’s smile and attitude was always welcomed in the classroom. Siria Kresser gave gratitude to her family and supporters as well as her instructors in a bilingual English and Spanish testimonial. “Education doesn’t have a nationality,” said Kresser wife, mother, and small business owner. Kresser sees herself as living proof of never being too late in accomplishing a goal. She went on to emphasize the importance of education to her peers and to those present. “Take advantage of every challenge and opportunity,” asserted Kresser, “Failure is not an option.” The graduate aspires to continue her education as an interpreter. Kresser’s bilingual skills shined throughout her speech making smooth transitions throughout between the languages. Yates went on to introduce the second student and described her as a courageous woman. Coyly, Barbara Gingerich made her way to the podium. With hands clenched on her notebook, Gingerich began her emotional testimonial. She grew up Amish, with 6 brothers and 5 sisters. The graduate went to a small school and began being homeschooled in 5 and 6th grade, making it easier for her and her mother to attend to Gingerich’s grandmother who needed the care. When Gingerich reached the 8th grade, most Amish children are given the option to continue their education. Gingerich was not given that option. Gingerich fought back tears as she said, “I would have liked to have continued, not because I was any good at school, but because I would have liked the chance.” The graduate was married with children by 20, now at her mature age, she found it difficult to manage her schedule around her children’s schedule and fit in her studying. Although Gingerich had difficulties, her efforts were rewarded with her completion. “If you have a goal, there is nothing that can stop you but you,” affirmed Gingerich. Gingerich admitted to sitting in the back of the class, getting laughs from the audience as she expressed her initial concerns and fears about attending the classes at her mature age. She admitted to having reached a point where she felt hollow, a shell of a person. Her eyes welled up as she commented on her lack of self-esteem. Gingerich was hesitant to attended but finally made the choice and made her way to the back of the classroom. “I remember how nervous I was and how I though Deb (Director, Plymouth Adult Basic Education) had no idea what she was in for with me,” Gingerich said getting laughs from the audience, “I sat in the back until I realized I wasn’t the only old one.” Gingerich concluded with her deep appreciation for the instructors and volunteers who made her educational journey possible as she said, “They truly brought back my confidence.” Audience members applauded Gingerich’s raw testimonial some wiping away tears, several giving her a standing ovation. Mayor Mark Senter imparted some encouragement to the grads as he dramatically repositioned the podium wanting to specifically appeal to the 2013 graduates. “You can do anything you want,” said Senter, “Let me repeat that again, you can so anything you want.” The mayor wanted the students to recognize the job market is not what it use to be and it has been difficult but the grads have all greatly increased their chances in the job market by obtaining their GED. Senter ended his speech with a quote by George Will, “The future has a way of arriving unannounced,” once again repeating for emphasis. Three CNA Certificate recipients were announced, Amanda Branton, Rachel Dreibelbis, and Heather Reese. Yates, announced the presentation of the diplomas as the students made their way, eagerly receiving their GED’s. The 28 grads accordingly adjust their tassels settling back into their seats as instructor William McIntyre made his way to the podium for some final words. McIntyre lit up the auditorium as he commented on why speeches are provided to the graduates. “We do this because we believe as educators, we can’t send you out there before first sedating you,” joked the instructor. He looked out into the audience and thanked family, friends and others that have supported the graduates education. McIntyre assured it was because of them the graduates were on the stage and without their support would not find themselves there. “We travel through life in the company of others,” said McIntyre. The instructor threw around some jokes, while encouraging the students to continue their studying. Imparting a grandiose amount of wisdom with comedic relief. He reminds the grads to appreciate their education as he said, “What is given can NEVER be taken.” The ceremony concluded with a benediction before family and grads made their way to the cafeteria for refreshments. Supporters of the Adult Basic Education are the Italian Coffee Bar, Culligan Water, CVS, Felke Florist, Ferrell Gas, Francis Ellert: Coca Cola Bottling Company, Granny’s, Papa Johns, Mancino’s, Penguin Point, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa, and Prices Dry Cleaning. Partners of the program include Plymouth Community School Corporation, Plymouth ABE/GED Staff, United Way of Marshall County, Ancilla College, and the Work One Center.
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Interested in Volunteering for the Program?
Please contact Deb Sherwood for more information!!
Already Have A GED?
Already Have A GED or HSE?
Attention GED or HSE Certificate Holders: Official copies or your GED or HSE transcript (score report) or Diploma/Certification must be obtained from DiplomaSenderTM, the state's HSE/GED document fulfillment service.
Adult Education Office: Plymouth Community Schools Service Center
701 Berkley Street
Plymouth, IN 46563
Cell (574) 780-6334
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