Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Adult Secondary Education Classes

Adult Education classes are offered FREE of charge for adult students at all academic levels. Adult Secondary Education includes basic education and GED® preparation classes that help students acquire the reading, writing, and math skills necessary to successfully complete the GED® exam. Classes also integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.

As a result of Adult Secondary Education class participation, students are better equipped to:

  • Help their children in their educational development
  • Complete a secondary school education by obtaining their GED®
  • Begin post-secondary education
  • Improve career options and opportunities

Official Practice Tests (OPTs) can be used as a predictor of how a student will perform on the actual GED® test. They are administered on a monthly basis FREE of charge. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary to take the practice tests. You need only arrive during the dates and times when the tests are offered. Please click here for the dates the OPTs are offered.

Official GED® exams are scheduled through the Northside GED® Testing Center. For more information, please click here.


Class Schedule

Classes meet for a minimum of 6 hours a week. They are available Monday through Friday, during the day and in the evening, at several locations throughout the Northside Independent School District. If you do not feel you can attend scheduled classes, Distance Learning classes may better meet your needs. Please click here for more information.

Class Registration

Registration for classes must be done in person on specified dates. Please click here for the next scheduled registration.


Teen GED® Class

A GED® preparation class is available for 16 and 17 year old students.The requirements for 16 and 17 year olds differ from those in the adult classes. Please click here for registration dates and times or contact the Adult Education office for more information.



Northside Learning Center
6632 Bandera Road, Building B
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 397-8109