McDowell Adult Education Center

Listing Last Update: September 13, 2021


2700 McKinley Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201

Primary Contact

Nickie Nolting

(812) 376-4451 Ext:107

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program (families attend together)
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online

Program Overview

Individuals attend McDowell Adult Education Classes To:- Prepare for career opportunities
- Help children with homework
- Take the Indiana High School Equivalency Test
- Brush up on academic skills for college
- Earn a grant funded national certification
- Gain employment
- Increase educational levels
- Learn English and citizenship

Hours of operation: 8:30-8:00pm M-TH Morning, afternoon and evening classes

Cost info: All classes and tutoring are free of charge. High School equivalency test fee is $115.00. Test fee scholarships are available. Next level Jobs- Nationally recognized certifications are offered free of charge to qualifying individuals,

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Charles is a 67 year old man with no high school diploma whose life took some sad turns in the last couple of years. His wife passed away and he had a disabling stroke and lost his business. He decided it was never too late to get an education and he enrolled in our program. He took classes for several months and earned his high school equivalency diploma. He plans to continue with our classes as he prepares to enroll in community college.