Gibson County Adult Education
Call Us at 731-855-0665

Mission:  To provide adults with opportunities to acquire and improve the educational skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about us and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to


How do I get started in your program?

First, give us a call at 855-0665.  If it's determined that day classes will be better for you, we will set up a time for you to come in for orientation.  If night classes will work better for you, we will let the teacher know that you are coming and when you plan to get started.  During your first visit, you will fill out a registration form and you will be given an assessment called CASAS.  This determines your Reading and Math levels and will take approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours.  We will go over your results with you and help you decide what your next step should be.


How long will this take?

There is really no definite answer to this question.  It varies from person to person.  Some people will need to spend more time in class than others.  We will be able to better determine an approximate time frame after you have taken the CASAS test.  The HiSET test is given in Jackson every week and in Martin 2-3 times a month and we encourage everyone to take the test as soon as they are ready.


How much will this cost me?

The CASAS test, Official Practice Test, and even the classes are all FREE!!  The HiSET test is $75.00 which includes 2 free re-takes.  You may qualify for learner support, which will cover this cost, depending on your financial need and practice test scores.


What subjects are on the HiSET?

The test covers 5 subjects.  They are:


Social Studies



Writing (this does include an essay 


What is the HiSET test?

HiSET stands for High School Equivalency Test and it is another alternative to the GED test.  You earn your equivalency diploma just like you do with the GED test.