Cobb/Paulding Adult Education
Lighting Pathways to Success

We hope this information will assist you with answers to questions about:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Pre-GED® Classes
  • Adult High School (AHS)
  • General Education Development (GED®)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our programs are open to all students 16 years and older who are NOT enrolled in a conventional high school program.


2014 - 2015 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.


Click here for information about GED® preparation classes.

Click here for information about GED® test registration.    


Click here for Cobb Paulding Adult Education Strategic Plan.


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Our Vision
We are a community of lifelong learners where goals are achieved, challenges are met, and dreams are born and realized.

Our Mission
To teach adult students the literacy skills necessary to become productive, responsible, well-adjusted members of the community thus improving the quality of life for all Georgians. In order that all students realize their full potential, our mission is to marshal resources and use relevant curriculum to provide education and a supportive yet challenging environment that allows for individual, self-paced instruction.

Our Philosophy
Believing that learning is a life-long process, the Cobb/Paulding Adult Education program dedicates itself to recognizing and developing the potential of each student. The staff and faculty lead students in the formation of educational goals. We believe that by giving each student a "restarting point" and providing a self-paced program to accomplish his/her goals, the student has the opportunity to be a productive and well-adjusted person.


SDA 8 - Cobb/Paulding Counties Adult Education program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicapping condition, academic or economic disadvantage, or creed.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE).  They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service® .  The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Life at Our Adult Ed. Center


Cobb County School District
Calendar of Events
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Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center Instructor Named Kappa Delta Pi "Teacher of Honor"

EricaMcDonaldErica McDonald, instructor at the Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center, recently received the “Teacher of Honor” award from the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Ms. McDonald works with Cobb adult students working towards their GED, as well as serving at-risk students in Atlanta Public Schools. In addition to her roles with both school systems, McDonald operates Treasurechest Learning Systems, a service that helps teen parents meet high school graduation requirements and enter post-secondary training or the workforce.   Ms. McDonald is inspired by her great-great grandfather Booker T. Washington to be an agent of change in her own community.