Dickson County’s adult high school program holds its last graduation tonight at Dickson Middle School. The Adult Basic Education program’s graduation ceremony is 7:00 tonight in the DMS auditorium with 82 students scheduled to receive their GEDs and 14 students scheduled to graduate from the adult high school program, which officially ends July 1. Starting with the new fiscal year, the Dickson County school system will operate an adult education program for four counties with a $180,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant is for GED preparation and English as a Second Language classes. For the last several years, the board of education has funded the adult high school, which allowed students to earn the exact credits they were lacking when they were scheduled to graduate. Dickson County will no longer be funding adult education starting in the new budget year. Dr. Danny Weeks will speak at tonight’s graduation ceremony, which Adult Education Supervisor Phyllis Bradley said features graduates ranging in age from 17 to 57 receiving their diplomas or GEDs. Dickson County is being combined with Humphreys, Stewart and Houston counties in a new service delivery area under the department of labor’s reorganization of adult education. At first only Workforce Essentials applied for the grant, but turned it down because it wasn’t enough money to operate the program. Dickson County stepped up to accept the grant and Bradley will supervise GED programs in all four counties starting next month. Starting in January, the GED test becomes computer-based and the cost goes up from $60 to $120. Anyone who has not passed all five sections of the GED test must do so before Jan. 1 or start the testing over. For more information on the adult education program, contact Bradley at 446-2114.