Spring 2024 Fast Track session is enrolling now!

This is a compressed schedule. Your success in this program requires an absolute YES to the following questions:

If you answered YES to both these questions, click the flyer image for all the details or call 843.745.2173 to schedule your appointment.

Mary Ford Adult Education proudly offers the following services to parents and family members of children who attend Mary Ford Early Learning and Family Engagement Center:

Flyer_Spring GED Session at Mary Ford FINAL.pdf
Bonus $500.pdf
Brochure_Mary Ford Adult Ed


Daytime Program:

Classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 

and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Evening Program:

Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:15 pm.


Please call 843-745-2173 to schedule your individual registration appointment.

We are here to support you and look forward to helping you meet your education goals!  

For more information, contact us today!

Contact us! Please scan this QR code for the contact form.

Contact Diana Ruttonsha, the Mary Ford Adult Education Coordinator, to schedule your individual orientation meeting.

Diana Ruttonsha

Mary Ford Adult Education Coordinator

843.745.2173    diana_ruttonsha@charleston.k12.sc.us

Visit our website CharlestonAdultEducation.com for more in-depth program information!

Meet Our First Graduate of the Adult Education Program at Mary Ford: Zyarie Orum

Meet Zyarie!

Zyarie Orum is a former Mary Ford student. When she was an elementary student, her teacher was Principal Hart! Now, Zyarie is the mother of two Mary Ford students and is the first parent to graduate from our Adult Education GED program at Mary Ford.

Committed and determined to complete her secondary education, Zyarie came into Mary Ford almost every school day and stayed until pick up time to prepare for each GED subtest. 

Her hard work paid off when she graduated with her South Carolina High School Equivalency Diploma just a few months later. Zyarie has since landed a job at Mercedes Benz. She is planning to enroll in school this fall to work on her cosmetology license.

Video featuring Zyarie Orum, GED Graduate at Mary Ford  

OUR MISSION: We assist adults in becoming literate and obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. We assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary for them to become full partners in the educational development of their children, and we assist adults in the completion of a secondary-school education.