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For questions specifically related to 
ESC-20's Adult Education 
& Literacy program, 
please contact us at: 
(210) 370-5498

Students

You have the power to choose your future in your Community, Career or College.
We are here to help!
We provide FREE of charge English language, math, reading and writing instruction classes to help you acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency (GED®), or enter college or career training.
You are eligible for class if you’re:
  • 19 years or older

  • 17/18 years of age:

    £ Not enrolled in Secondary School (one form of documentation below is required in file)

    • School/district withdrawal documentation, Parent letter stating student was home schooled, OR Completed Self-Attestation Form

    £ Parent/Guardian permission

    • Parent/Guardian signature on Student Enrollment Form, OR Completed Self-Attestation Form
  • 16 years of age: Court order, letter from judge, or letter from guardian agency that orders the student to AEL services. In addition, a signature or letter from the public agency that has supervision or custody of the 16-year-old individual under a court order is required to approve the use of that individual’s information and to acknowledge the validity of the information on the enrollment form.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education Program is for students who are not proficient in reading, writing
or math skills.

This term does NOT apply to individuals of limited English Proficiency.

The purpose of the program is to increase basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics,
with an emphasis on helping students develop critical thinking skills.

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)Classes

Adult Secondary Education classes include basic education and preparation classes for any of the Texas Certificates of High School Equivalency.  There are now three high school equivalency testing options in Texas:  the GED test, the HiSET exam and the TASC test.  Upon the successful completion of a single provider's exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.. ASE Classes also integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.

Career & College Planning Services

We offer transition services to all Region 20 students registered in one of our GED® or ESL classes at any of our sites. We are here to help students transition from ESL or GED® to a career or college pathway.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Instruction designed for adults of limited English proficiency. ESL consists of integrated
listening, speaking, reading and writing instructions.

The purpose of the ESL component is to provide instruction in English as a Second Language
to adults who are not able to communicate well in English. This will alleviate some of the
barriers people with limited English encounter and will improve their ability to function
effectively in everyday life.

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