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Adult Education - GED/High School Completion

Detroit Public Schools Community District GED High School Completion


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Adult Education Programs 

Detroit at Work and Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) have partnered to move adult education programs into neighborhood Career Centers. 

  • DPSCD adult education programs are 100% tuition free and include in class and online options. 
  • 3 programs offered
    • GED Preparation
    • High School Completion (upon transcript review)
    • Educational Enrichment
  • You can enroll into adult education at any time between September and May and go at your own pace, choosing the number of days and hours per week you spend in instruction.  
  • All adult learners will also have access to Detroit at Work’s job readiness workshops, information on in-demand careers and special hiring opportunities.


Education Pays: On average, those with High School Diplomas/GEDs earn more per week. To see the data, click here.



Learn to Earn: Intensive Program Designed to help Detroiters

This accelerated program is designed to help Detroiters remove a barrier stopping them from entering their chosen Training or Career.  Detroiters can earn their Diploma or GED while receiving a stipend and explore their options for training or new job opportunities immediately after graduating.

What makes this program unique?

  • Get your GED or diploma in record time!
    • With 20 hours per week (program minimum), many students can earn a GED/diploma in as little as 4-6 months! 
  • Learn about careers and build job skills!
    • Build skills that help you get a new or better job after you earn your GED/diploma. A career coach will help you explore training and career options.
  • Program includes a weekly stipend & other support!
    • A stipend for up to 6 months for those who meet all requirements. (Two of five requirements include: Detroit residency and an original graduation date of 2018 or earlier.)
      • 2019, 2020 and 2021 planned graduates not eligible for stipend program but welcome to attend the standard Adult Education program. 
    • Other supports available for adult learners who commit to the program and meet other requirements: a laptop, internet access, help with transportation and referrals to childcare, etc.


Ready to Enroll: Start with Detroit at Work


  1. You will be automatically registered for your next step once you click the LOGIN/SIGN UP button, enter your login information, EITHER a) scroll down to Featured Videos and watch the GED/HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION VIDEO or b) select BUILD MY SKILLS and watch the GED/HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION VIDEO
    o    If you are new to Detroit at Work you will answer a few questions to set up a profile. If you are a returning user and cannot remember your password, please select ‘Forgot Password’ on the login screen.
  2. A career center professional will call you within 3 days to start the process and register you for an initial test. Your results will help DPSCD and Detroit at Work determine which program is best for you.
    1. NOTE: Testing dates for this year are filling up fast. There may be a delay in getting you scheduled, but you will be scheduled as soon as possible. 


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***If you need help enrolling or need access to a computer to enroll, contact Detroit at Work at (313) 962-9675 (WORK) and ask to be connected to a Career Center to enroll into adult education programs. 


NOTE: DPSCD’s English as a Second Language program (ESL) will remain at its same locations. For information on ESL programs or for more detailed information on DPSCD’s GED and high school completion programs, please visit


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