Adult Education & Literacy

  • Located at: Northland Human Services Center
    Maple Woods Community College
    3100 NE 83rd Street Suite 2450
    Kansas City, MO  64119 


    The Adult Education and Literacy program offers preparation classes for adults who want to take the Missouri high school equivalency exam.  

    Students must be 17 years old or older and not enrolled in school.  

    All classes are free. Students are required to make a commitment to consistent attendance and effort. Daytime and evening class schedules are available.

    • Classes are taught by AEL certified instructors.
    • Additional help during our Open Lab hours


    In order to enroll in classes to prepare for the high school equivalency exam, you must complete an Orientation session. Please click HERE for information concerning orientation.


  • Classes for Adult English Language Learners (ELL) are also offered at several northland locations. Call (816) 321-5011 for more information.

    We offer additional learning opportunities for all adult students in:

    • Job Search/Career Goals
    • Resume Development
    • Individual Goal Setting
    • Computer Literacy
    • Work Skills
    • U.S. Citizenship 


    If you are unable to attend classes, but would like to enroll in online classes, please register at

    For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help an adult with reading, math or English speaking skills, call (816) 321-5011.  Email inquiries may be sent to