Welcome to the AASD Adult Education Program 

Classes  by appointment

Enrolling for GED Classes
Call (814) 329-0261 or (814) 329-0255  to register for classes or email us at [email protected] )
Class Times
Mon - Thurs. 9AM - 11AM and Mon. - Thurs. 12PM - 2PM
Evening Class - Tuesday and Thursday 5PM - 7PM
Classes are limited to 5 learners/class, so that social distancing can be enforced.
Contact us to enroll in our free High School Equivalency/GED Prep classes or Brush-up Reading and Math classes to prepare to enter college or career training.
Please feel free to contact us!
Dee Martin-Spallone (814) 329-0261 [email protected]altoonasd.com
Diane Himes (814) 329-0257 [email protected]
Jane Yingling (814) 329-0259 [email protected]com
Mackenzie Carrieri (814) 329-0255 [email protected]com
Tina Swineford (814) 329-0253 [email protected]
Stephenie Schroth   (814) 889-5843  [email protected]
Upcoming GED 2023 Testing at AASD - Junior High School
January 13 & 14
February 17 & 18
March 24 & 25
April 21 & 22
May 12 & 13
June 16 & 17

The AASD Adult Education Program Location

ArtsAltoona Center, 2212 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Altoona!
The AASD Adult Education Program and The ArtsAltoona brings a wonderful balance of educational and cultural opportunities for adults and families in our Blair County community.
A special thank you to The ArtsAltoona Board of Directors and Staff for the opportunity
be located in your wonderful Center.
Call us to schedule your appointment, to enroll in high-school equivalency prep classes or to brush-up on Math or Reading before you begin your college or a career training program!
(814) 329-0261 or (814) 329-0255
The AASD Adult Ed Program is recruiting Volunteer Classroom Aides to provide in-class support to our learners preparing for their High School Equivalency credential or brushing up their math and reading skills to enroll in college, career training or employment opportunities. 
Volunteers must:
- be over 18yrs old 
- have a high school diploma or equivalent
- be available to volunteer at least 2hrs./week  
- work under the direction of our instructors
Contact Tina Swineford for more info 814 329-0253 or [email protected]

The AASD Adult Education Program takes great pride in assisting

adults to achieve their educational and career goals.

The Altoona Area School District's Community Education Center was established in 1969. For over 50 years, the Center has provided adult educational opportunities in Blair County. 

The program is contracted to serve adult students annually through funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The Altoona Area School District offers free adult education classes for adult learners participating in adult basic education (ABE), GED, and preparing for post-secondary studies. 

The  AASD Adult Education program  is located in Altoona at  The ArtsAltoona Center, 2212 6th Avenue, Altoona. All programs and materials are provided at no charge to the participants.

Adult Education Programs:

  • Develop and /or improve employment skills
  • Improve reading, writing, and math skills
  • Refresh Math and Reading Skills to prepare for Post-Secondary Studies in Certificate /Trade/Degree Programs
  • Obtain a GED
  • Prep for Post-Secondary Education
  • Get started on a Career Path
**Inclement Weather Notice** 
When the Altoona Area School District cancels classes, the AASD Adult Education Program is closed.
When the Altoona Area School District is on a 2-hour delay,
the AASD Adult Education Program starts classes at the normal time of 9:00 am.