Adult Education

The Kaskaskia College Adult Education & Literacy Department requires all AEL students to attend a mandatory orientation before they enter class. During the orientation, students will fill out intake paperwork and do placement testing. Completion of the orientation is a requirement before entering class.

To register for an orientation, you can click below to register online, or you can call or text us at 618-545-3115.

Students must be 16 years of age or older. If you are 16, you will need a drop form/letter of withdrawal from the high school you would be attending based on your current address. The letter must state your name, date of birth, last day of attendance, and be signed by an administrator. Even if you have not attended the high school based on your current address, they can still provide you this letter, which will state you are not currently attending that high school. However all students must be 17 to take the High School Equivalency(GED) test.

Classes meet twice a week, and you are expected to attend every class session. Classes run continually throughout the year, with specific orientation and entry dates. Kaskaskia College Illinois High School Diploma Classes are FREE of charge.


We have several class locations to choose from, which are listed below:

Centralia Crisp Technology Center
2005 E. McCord St.
Centralia, IL 62801
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Centralia Regional Library
515 E Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Salem Kaskaskia College Education Center
1475 W. Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Trenton Kaskaskia College Education Center
520 East Broadway
Trenton, IL 62293
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm. 

Vandalia Kaskaskia College Education Center
2310 West Fillmore
Vandalia, IL 62471
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Greenville Kaskaskia College Education Center
209 North Third Street
Greenville, IL 62246
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Nashville Kaskaskia College Education Center
17869 Exchange Avenue
Nashville, IL 62263
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm.

Case-Halstead Carlyle Library
550 6th St.
Carlyle, IL 62231
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5pm to 7:45pm.

Kaskaskia College Main Campus - Day Class
27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am to 1pm.

Online Only HSE/Illinois High School Diploma Class
Students will need to attend a face-to-face orientation.
This class features both asynchronous and synchronous assignments: such as submitting assigned work online, regularly scheduled meetings through Zoom, etc. 

Contact Us

Thomas Henegar

Phone  |  618-545-3117

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 143

Justine Milicevic

Phone  |  618-545-3119

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 147

Gina Cagle

Phone  |  618-545-3096

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 141

Rachael Burkhardt

Phone  |  618-545-3260

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 145

Jessica Foster

Phone  |  618-545-3402

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 144
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