For questions specifically related to
ESC-20's Adult Education
& Literacy program,
please contact us at:
£ Not enrolled in Secondary School (one form of documentation below is required in file)
£ Parent/Guardian permission
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 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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