Welcome to Adult Education

Adult Education in South Carolina

Beth Martin, Director
Ola H. Copeland Community Learning Center
243 Allison Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341

Ms. Beth Martin previously served as an adult education instructor at the Ola Copeland Adult Education Center. She has twenty-two years of teaching experience at the adult education level. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University, a master’s degree in secondary administration from Converse College and an educational specialist’s degree in secondary administration from Converse College.

Mission Statement

The mission of adult education in South Carolina is to assist adults in becoming literate and obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Requirements to enter Adult Education

  • must be 17 years old or older

  • must not be enrolled in a regular high school setting

Registration and Testing Schedule
Please contact the Adult Education Office to schedule an appointment.  
There are morning, afternoon, and evening times available.

High School Diploma Classes
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (August - May)
Evening Classes:
 Monday and Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8 PM (September - Mid-May)

Pre-GED and GED Classes
Monday- Thursday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (August - May)
Evening Classes: Monday and Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8 PM (September - Mid-May)

WIN Testing Schedule
WIN Tests are given on Thursday mornings. You must make an appointment with Kim Jolly at (864) 206-6992 because space is limited.


  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Department of Social Services

  • Department of Juvenile Justice

  • SC Works

  • Upstate Workforce Investment Board

  • Department of Probation and Parole

  • Nestle

  • Cornerstone Building Brands