Sumter County Adult Education

905 South Main Street

Sumter, SC 29150


Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty, Director


Sumter Adult Education had 48 graduates in our Class of 2023, and served over 400 community members. Sumter Adult Education will continue our partnerships with SC Works, SC Vocational Rehabilitation, Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, Santee Wateree Mental Health, Sumter County DSS, United Way, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, South Sumter Resource Center, North Hope Center, Enon Missionary Baptist Church, Central Carolina Technical College, Morris College, USC Sumter, and Sumter School District.

Fees for the 2023-2024 school year are $50 per semester for the GED program and $75 per semester for the APEX Diploma Program.

All programs listed below:

 All Adult Education Classes

 Placement Tests and Online Tutorial

 HSED/GED Fast-Track Program

 High School Diploma Credits through APEX

 Workforce preparedness through WIN, SCOIS and SC Job Ready U

 Skills Upgrade and Literacy Programs

 Citizenship/English Language Instruction

 In-person Tutoring

 Northstar Digital Literacy

 Transition and Career Counseling

 Graduation ceremony and gown rentals

 For qualified students – Free GED tests and National Adult Education Honor Society Membership!

 For students age 17 – 24 —Eckerd Connect is in our building!

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