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Hardee County's Adult Education education system includes a range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major program areas are Adult Basic Education, GED® Preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.


Adult education programs are available to individuals that:


  • Are 16 years or older.
  • Are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school.
  • Do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Want to learn to speak, read, and write the English language.



Monday - Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

Monday & Tuesday evenings 6:00pm-9:00pm

  We offer ESOL Day & Evening classes 

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DirectorMeredith Durastanti                       

Secretary: Cyndi Albritton                                                 


Hardee County Adult & Career Education
901 West Main St.
Wauchula, FL 33873

Office 863-773-3173
Fax 863-773-3127


Important links:

Frequently Asked Questions about GED

Obtain a Duplicate Transcript or Diploma



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Earning a State of Florida High School Diploma opens the door to new opportunities and pathways in your life!

  • Go to college
  • Enroll in a technical school
  • Start a new career
  • Get a job
  • Get a better job
  • Get promoted
  • Make more money
  • Join the military
  • Help your children with their homework
  • Feel good about yourself
Upon successful completion of the GED® test, you are awarded a State of Florida high school diploma and are considered a high school graduate.

Learn More! Earn More! Contact Information


Campus Address:

901 West Main St.
Wauchula, FL  33873

Directions to Campus


Contact Us:

Meredith Durastanti, Director



*GED exams are NOT given Online. The exam is only available at an official testing center.

Our Vision:
Empower and inspire all students for success.

Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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