GED, ESL, & Literacy Tutoring

Earn your GED or improve your skills in Reading or Math

Getting your GED can put you on the path to your career goals.  GED graduates are more likely to be employed and earn more than people without a GED or high school diploma.

What is the Cost?

Our program is completely free. Students never need to pay for materials or classes. The only thing a student ever pays for is the GED testing itself. For many students, grant dollars will cover the testing costs as well.

When Can I Start?

All students are required to complete an orientation before starting classes. Orientations are held once a month at each center. Sign up for an orientation through our website. You’ll be a regular student in our class once you complete orientation.

How Long to Complete?

Because everyone has different skill levels, the time it takes an individual to earn their GED varies. Current skills and effort determines the length of time to complete the program.

GED Instruction

How Do I Start?

The first steps are to complete the enrollment form and sign up for an orientation. After you’ve completed both of these, we will contact you to get you ready to begin!  We will walk you through each step and look forward to helping you achieve your academic and career goals!  Feel free to give us a call if you would like help with the forms.

Complete the Enrollment Form

Sign Up for an Orientation

Spring Class Schedule

Classes begin January 16, 2024. Sign up for an orientation or give us a call at 217.641.4951 to get started!

QuincyMain JWCC campus; 1301 S. 48th St. in D147Monday-Thursday9:00 AM - noon
Main JWCC campus; 1301 S. 48th St. in D147Monday, Wednesday5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bella Ease; 707 BroadwayTuesday, Thursday9:00 AM - noon
Quincy Public Library, 526 JerseyWednesday1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Quincy Public Library, 526 JerseyThursday1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PittsfieldSoutheast Education Center; 39637 260th AveMonday9:00 AM - noon
Mt. SterlingMt. Sterling Education Center; 108 N. Capitol StTuesday5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Camp PointFirst Christian Church, 210 S. Ohio StTuesday9:00 AM - noon

Have more questions?

Fill out the form below if you have any questions regarding the GED program.  You may also call our Adult Education Coordinator at 217.641.4951.

Contact Us

Melissa Baum

“It’s never too late. If you put the time and effort in, you can do anything.”

Melissa Baum

Monica Foster instructing student

What is the cost?

The program is completely free!


(English as a Second Language)

Learn to read, write, and speak English.  We offer free classes for adults in the JWCC district who wish to learn the skills necessary to interact successfully in the workplace, school, and community.

Fall Class Schedule

Classes at the Southeast Education Center (Pittsfield) begin September 13. Sign up for an orientation or give us a call at 217.641.4951 to get started!

QuincyMain JWCC campus; 1301 S. 48th St. in D147Monday, Wednesday1:00 - 4:00 PM
PittsfieldSoutheast Education Center; 39637 260th AveWednesday5:00 - 8:00 PM


Do you need help improving your reading or math skills, or need to learn English as a Second Language?

Adults who live in the JWCC district, are 17 years or older, and not enrolled in high school, may be eligible to enroll in the Literacy Services program. Students will be matched with a trained volunteer tutor and will meet once a week at a time and place that is convenient. The program is free and confidential.

GED Student takes notes on her pink notebook

Literacy Tutor with student

Become a Volunteer Tutor! 

The goal of Literacy Services is to reduce adult illiteracy within the JWCC District by providing effective, non-threatening, and easily accessible literacy instruction and by building public awareness of the issue of adult illiteracy.  Tutors may enroll in the program anytime during the year.

Literacy Services matches trained volunteers on a one-to-one basis with non-reading or low-level reading adults, and with adults who need to learn English as a Second Language. The program is free to both tutors and students.  Tutors are provided required free training.  Times and locations for tutoring are flexible and worked out between tutor and learner.  Privacy and confidentiality are assured as students  proceed through lessons designed to help them meet their personal goals.

GED and Literacy photo
GED Literacy photo
GED and Literacy photo