Renaissance Adult Education

We have three locations for your convenience:
798 E Bridge St, Plainwell, Michigan
136 E State St, Hastings, Michigan
1135 W Superior St, Wayland, Michigan

Plainwell Adult Education offers several different programs for FREE so that everyone in our community will succeed in getting their High School Diploma, GED or English Second Language goals. Here are a list of some of the programs that we offer to Allegan, Barry and Kalamazoo County:

*High School Diploma
*High School Equivalency
*English Language Classes
* Adult Remediation Classes

High School Diploma- Transfer your credits from prior schools and pickup where you left off! With 17 required credits for students, you can focus on your academic courses and bypass electives to finish quickly!

High School Equivalency- Get an Individualized study program with free practice testing to drill down on the areas you need to study to pass your GED successfully.

English Language Classes- Learn English as a second language learner and study for your citezenship and naturalization test while getting help with employment and college.

Adult Remediation Classes- Are you preparing for a big test? Need help brushing up on your reading, language, and math skills? We can help build your skils do you can get your dream job!

Gun Lake Casino is hiring!

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Beginning at 4:30pm this evening, Renaissance Adult Education will be closed until 10:00am on January 7th.
Please take this time to enjoy the company of loved ones. Feel free to put the classwork aside and do some self care.
Team RHS wishes you a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all around wonderful holiday season!

Beginning at 4:30pm this evening, Renaissance Adult Education will be closed until 10:00am on January 7th.
Please take this time to enjoy the company of loved ones. Feel free to put the classwork aside and do some self care.
Team RHS wishes you a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all around wonderful holiday season!

The Renaissance Alternative students caroled for us today!! 🎄🎵🎵🔔🎁

Congratulations to Manni, Robin, and Austin for completing Welding I for FREE through our Special Programs Grant offered by Allegan Vocational School in partnership with Plainwell and Allegan Adult Education.
More classes start in January - contact Charlie if you are interested in Welding, CNC Machining, or CNA!

Beginning at 4:30pm this evening, Renaissance Adult Education will be closed until 10:00am on January 7th.
Please take this time to enjoy the company of loved ones. Feel free to put the classwork aside and do some self care.
Team RHS wishes you a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all around wonderful holiday season!

Many individuals come to us feeling like they aren't learners or school just isn't for them. Zack felt that way because his past experiences hadn't reflected his true abilities, but as he learned to harness a "disability," he turned it into a "superbility" (which is now a word).

During this season, our program hopes you do exactly as Zack did - give it a try. Put yourself to the test and be willing to ask for help so you can see your true potential.
Congratulations, Zack! This holiday season you have warmed all our hearts!

Congratulations Teddy Cheeseman! Your hard work has paid off and though you say you're not book smart, we have a piece of paper that proves otherwise!
What a great Christmas present to your parents!

By the time we get back from break, two FREE trainings will be starting at Allegan Votech.
If you are enrolled in Adult Education through Plainwell Renaissance (us) or Allegan Adult, you are eligible for FREE classes. Take a look at these flyers and contact CHARLIE ASAP if you're interested.

We are SO excited to celebrate this incredible milestone with our beloved Melissa! She has been with us for a while, took some time off of school to work, and just finished her last leg of the race.
While we will miss seeing your smiling face everyday, we are excited about your new job and what is ahead for you!
Congratulations to this year's 20th graduate!

Welding and CNC Machining are starting first thing in January. If you're an adult ed student, it's FREE.


Gun Lake Casino is looking for security officers, beverage and food servers, etc.
Go Thursday to their hiring event!

Wayland Union Schools

Looking for work? Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) is holding a hiring fair on December 5.

All of our sites are closed today due to poor driving conditions. See you tomorrow.

Boy, do we love a good success story!
Congratulations to Samantha Fay - a graduate of our program who has finished her Dental Assistant degree and is now working with a great team doing a job she LOVES.
Thanks, Samantha, for letting us share your story!

Allegan County Job Openings 11_19_18.xls

Our virtual Job Board is up and running! Click on the link for available jobs in Allegan County:

Renaissance Adult Education

We have had quite a busy week. Murray, Tyler, Mark, Robbie, and Brandon all completed their GEDs this week. 5 in one week is a record for our program!
Congratulations, guys!

Boy, do we love when family comes together to achieve! Cody came in close to complete already, so it was a breeze and a pleasure to see him finish his diploma!
Now, this little family is part of our Renaissance family forever!

[11/06/18]   We have openings for CNC Machining training. Free to adult education students! Contact Charlie ASAP if you’re interested. (269) 873-4848

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[10/30/18]   Students-
Tomorrow we will have Morning classes only and NO PM classes due to a conference Charlie has to attend. Trunk or Treat will be available (sponsored by Faithway church) in the parking lot at the Community Center- stop by with the kids!

Leighton Township Fire Department

Wayland folks...this is a close and safe option for the kiddos on Halloween.

Halloween night is coming and the weather looks great. Join us for our Truck or Treat open house from 6-8pm at the Moline Station. This year we will have face painting and a raffle for a ride in a fire truck for the 4th of July parade in addition to donuts, candy, and cider.

Look for us in Hunters Glenn and Green Ridge Estates as we will be handing out candy from the trucks in addition to the Moline station.

This is in our Community Center parking lot! Join the fun!

See you at Trunk or Treat! #GOFAITHWAY

Congratulations, Kevin! Even when it seemed hopeless, you kept coming to class and plugging away after 11 and 12 hour work days. We are proud to say you are a graduate!

Renaissance Adult Education

[10/24/18]   We have 3 openings for FREE welding training through ACATEC in Allegan. If you are an adult education student, this is TOTALLY FREE for you (and you can earn credit toward your diploma). Classes begin in November. Contact Charlie IMMEDIATELY if you're interested (269) 873-4848

Want free training? Also need your GED or diploma? You can earn both with us.

Congratulations again Charlie Wynne, MACAE’s Outstanding Educator of the Year

[10/15/18]   Great quote of the day from The Cuban Guy: "You can have excuses or you can have your dreams, but you can’t have both!"

We have had such a wonderful start to the school year!
Due to training, we are closed Monday October 15 and Tuesday Oct 16 (next week). We will be back Wednesday for regularly scheduled hours.
Please refer to the calendar in the back of your planner for more information :)

[10/08/18]   Hello all! Renaissance Adult Ed is seeking donations of toys, child-sized furniture, or any other items we can add to our children's play area. Anything you can donate to keep kiddos occupied while their parent studies, we welcome! Please contact Charlie at (269) 873-4848 if you have something you want to donate.

Rob Dial

I'm very fortunate to be one of the 15% who absolutely adores my job; however, do you? If you don't, what would you adore doing? Sometimes a few months or years in school can lead to having a job you love!

Every time I say, "I think you broke a record for quickest completer," I'm proven wrong very soon after. Alicia came in determined. She is the FIRST student to actually attend all days of classes at TWO different satellite campuses. Actually, I'm not sure if we should consider her a Wayland graduate or a Hastings graduate because she belongs to both.
Congratulations Alicia! Your hard work is inspiring :)

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What's your DREAM JOB? Shout out in the comments :)

Next week is a big week for Renaissance Adult Ed!
We are beginning two on-site classes that are worth English and Math credit: Taking Control and Building the Bridge.
If you're interested in either of these classes, contact Charlie Wynne ASAP. Spots are filling up!

[09/25/18]   Students: We have a special gift for each of you waiting in the classroom. You'll have to stop by and see what it is :) HINT: you can also get points towards credit for using it

October 10th from noon to 4:00pm! Project Connect is a FREE day of services ranging from health/vision screenings, dental cleanings, family and child activities, legal assistance, budgeting, resume assistance, clothing giveaways, haircuts, veteran's services, and much more available to all Kalamazoo County residents. A hot meal will be provided. The event will be held at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center.

Allegan County Jobs 9.17.18.pdf

Are you or someone you know looking for a job?
Click the link below for a list of open jobs from our partner, Michigan Works!

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Congratulations are in order!!! Your very own Charlie Wynne was chosen by the Michigan Association of Community & Adult Education as their 2018 Outstanding Educator. His work in Plainwell at Renaissance and his efforts throughout all of Allegan County and even extended throughout the state, are being recognized for what we already knew...he is awesome!
Congratulations from your proud colleagues,
Tammy Glupker

Congratulations to our latest graduate, Carmen!
In July, Carmen came in and sat down. She refused to leave until she had completed a class. Her determination and perseverance inspires us. She's already got her financial aid paperwork done and is enrolled at KVCC!
It never ceases to amaze me what our students can (and do) achieve.

Wayland Residents,
Do you need to finish those last few credits or take your GED?
Please don't forget we are in your back yard at Windsor Woods on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the community room. Stop by or refer a friend!

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798 E Bridge St.
Plainwell, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:30
Thursday 10:00 - 19:30
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