Adult Education

Welcome to Sparta Adult Education

*** ENROLLING FOR 2021-22 NOW! ***

Whatever your story, you deserve the power of a good education -- which opens doors to financial stability, a rewarding career, and personal fulfillment. Your goals are important to us, and we provide an opportunity to reach them, COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!


At Sparta Area Schools Adult Education, we see your potential and surround you with a group of caring, highly qualified instructors to help support your studies. We organize our program around your personal goals, both on-site and online. Whether you need a High School Diploma, Job Training, GED, or English as a Second Language, you belong here. 


There is NEVER A WAITLIST, never a delay, and always a person who will meet you right where you are. So, what are you waiting for?


Providing in-person services in Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Lowell, Sparta, Kentwood, and NW Grand Rapids. No residency requirements to enroll in online programming.


Do you live outside of Kent County or are unable to enroll in-person? All programming, including enrollment and testing, now can be done COMPLETELY ONLINE to all eligible participants statewide!

Want more information about ENROLLMENT in our program: New Students Click Here!

ATTENTION GRADUATES: To request your official transcript after program completion, please complete the information at the following link: Graduate Students Click Here!

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Sparta Adult Education offers instruction by experienced professional teachers in the following areas:

  • High School Diploma  Earning a diploma is the first step to a more fulfilling career. Online instruction from our certified teachers will help you get there, no matter your age. You bring the motivation, and we will help you graduate to greater things.

  • GED – Need to prepare for the GED tests? You are looking in the right place. At Sparta Area Schools Adult Education, all practice and official GED tests are FREE for students with good attendance.

  • English as a Second Language – Say “hello” to your second language. Based on your unique needs and language skills, our instructors will help you obtain proficiency in the English language.

  • Workforce Preparation and Job Training – A little help can take your career a long way. That is why we offer college assistance, job preparation services, and can guide you in the right direction for National Career Readiness Certificates through ACT WorkKeys testing.

Classes run year round with OPEN ENROLLMENT.  Call (616) 887-7321 for more information!
                                                **MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER** 




 Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs

   6 North 1st St., Cedar Springs - Back Entrance



 GED & Diploma

 Alpha Family Center of Lowell

   519 E. Main St., Lowell

 Tuesday & Thursday


 ESL, GED, & Diploma

 Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary

   204 E. Muskegon St., Cedar Springs - Room 38

 Tuesday & Thursday

 Times TBD

 GED & Diploma

 Sparta High School Media Center

   475 W. Spartan Dr., Sparta - Media Center

 Monday & Wednesday


 GED & Diploma

 Steepletown Neighborhood Services

   827 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids

 Monday - Thursday


 Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday


 GED & Diploma

 Streams of Hope - Kentwood

   280 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids

 Monday & Wednesday


 GED & Diploma

 York Creek Community Center

   3999 Alpenhorn Dr. NW, Comstock Park

 Monday - Thursday

 10:00am-2:00pm and


 ESL, GED, & Diploma





Office of Adult Education

475 W. Spartan Dr.
Sparta, MI 49345
Main Office: (616) 887-7321
Fax: (616) 887-7503

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm
Summer Hours Vary

Office Location

For the summer of the 2021-22 school year we are located inside of the Sparta High School library/media center

Satellite Locations:

2021 Satellite Locations

Heather Holland
Director of Adult Education
Ann Kober
Program Coordinator