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Learn English · Improve Academic Skills · Career Training · High School Diploma

Registration is Open

We are now offering online classes with an instructor or our in-person classroom on Elm Street.

Our Classes

High School Equivalency Diploma

The High School Equivalency diploma replaces the GED diploma. You will earn your diploma by testing in five subject areas: Math, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, and Science. This exam, called the HiSET test, can be prepared for online or at the CARA building for free. The price of the exam is $115. Read MoreScholarships are available if you meet the requirements. To take the exam, you will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or state ID at the time of registration. Whether you are our student or not, you can contact us to take the HSE exam
**If you are under 18 and/or still registered in school, you will need an “Exit Withdrawal” form on file. Contact our office for help!**

Career Training

Through the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy (CARA), many career certifications that are in high demand may be earned for FREE! As our student, you have access to our certifications such as Parapro , and many other trainings and certifications around the region and state. Explore your options at CARA!

Learn English

No matter your native language, we can help you learn or improve your English. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students are welcomed! Classes are fun and will help you with reading and conversational English. Currently, classes are offered online and onsite.

Improve Academic Skills

Have you already graduated from high school and need to brush up on your academic skills? Do you need to review some academic skills before entering freshman college courses or a career training? We have the program for you! All classes are free---online or in a building!

Our Staff

Kathy Tobias

Title
Adult Education Director
Email
ktobias@cville.k12.in.us
Phone
765-362-2690

Welcome to Adult Ed!  My name is Kathy Tobias, and it is my pleasure to introduce you to the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy. Read MoreI started my journey in adult education around 20 years ago teaching GED preparation in our local Even Start Literacy program.  It was love at first sight! I am passionate about what we do at CARA and how we can help you further your life long success.  Our instructors and staff are the best in the state. We may be small, but we produce big results.  Please give us a chance to help you start a rewarding educational journey that you will never regret.

Karen Crawford

Title
CARA Teacher
Email
kcrawford@cville.k12.in.us
Phone
765-362-2690

Hi!  I am Karen Crawford, your online instructor at the CARA program!  After 20+ years in business and 10+ years in adult education… Read More I look forward to being your partner!  Between my educational background, majoring in curriculum and instruction, specializing in adult education and my business career, I hope to help you find the best and quickest path forward!  In my class, no shoes are required!  I hope to see you soon!

Janene Plunkett

Title
CARA Teacher
Email
jplunkett@cville.k12.in.us
Phone
765-362-2690

I am Janene Plunkett and I have been a teacher at CARA since 2014.  Prior to that, I taught in public schools for 30 years. Read More  My experience includes both the general education setting and the Resource Room. I have been in school for most of my life. I attended Crawfordsville schools, then received my B.A. degree from the University of Indianapolis and my M.S. from Indiana State University. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family or reading a good mystery. I also love watching my three kittens romp with each other.
Anne Cassady

Title
HiSET Assessment Coordinator
Email
acassady@cville.k12.in.us
Phone
765-362-2690

I am a lifelong resident of Lafayette. I have been with CARA since 2021. Read More My experience in Adult Education began at LARA in 2014, volunteering to help with several graduations and United Way campaigns.  I was soon hired to work on special projects, but was then selected by Cherry Richardson to fill a need in LARA Assessment. Cherry was my mentor in all things Assessment for 3 years. I spent a 6-month period as teaching assistant and office administrator for Bethellen Richardson in our Carroll and White County programs. In 2018, I was invited back to LARA as Assessment Coordinator, shortly after assuming the role of Regional Assessment Coordinator. In 2021 I transitioned to CARA to become the Assessment Coordinator for the Crawfordsville program. Adult education has become a passion for me, and it is a joy and a privilege to work with others of like mind and dedication. I love to help people to be more comfortable with testing, overcome obstacles, and witness their success in the attainment of their goals.

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