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.
Passing Score Changes for the GED Test
During the month of January 2016, GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) will announce a change to the GED® testing passing score for high school equivalency from 150 to 145.
The new GED® test performance levels are:
- Pass / High School Equivalency > 145
- GED® College Ready > 165
- GED® College Ready + Credit > 175
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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.
Download and read our Quarterly Newsletter (PDF Format)
Check out our Adult Ed. Resource Center
We are a community of lifelong learners where goals are achieved, challenges are met,
and dreams are born and realized.
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,
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.
Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center Instructor Named Kappa Delta Pi "Teacher of Honor"
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.