About Our School
Adult and Family Education Program is multifaceted, consisting of morning, afternoon, and evening classes for students aged 17 and older in the following areas:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
- ASE prepares students for the GED exam
- College and Career Prep
- Math and Language Arts for students who already have a diploma
- Family Literacy
- Parent-And-Child-Together (PACT)
- Parent Time to support childrens literacy development and success in school
- Providing high quality, age appropriate early learning.
- Foster parent literacy improvement that leads to economic self sufficiency.
The mission of Adult and Family Education is to provide quality educational experiences that equip all students for success as parents, citizens, and workers. For students ages 17 and over, Adult and Family Education offers Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education (often known as High School Equivalency Preparation), and English language classes for non-native speakers of English. Adult Education students who live within District 11 boundaries have the option to participate in the Family Literacy program, where they bring their children, ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, to school with them. While parents attend Adult Education classes, the children receive age appropriate literacy instruction.
Group instruction is provided in classes of no more than 20 students, and classes have dedicated time in the computer lab each week. Adult and Family Education teachers are required to have a Colorado Teaching License and the Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA)
At Adult and Family Ed, you can choose which high school equivalency exam YOU want to take. Click here to learn about the differences between the GED, HiSET, and TASC.
We are currently offering programming at the following locations:
- Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
- Criminal Justice Center
- Pikes Peak Workforce Center
- Pikes Peak Community College
After completion of our program, we work to help students enroll in community colleges, improve their employment, or enter into other vocational/technical programs to continue their education.
Many of our students report they have been able to get better jobs, promotions, certificates and degrees after graduating from their Adult and Family Education classes.
What We Believe
Vision: A respectful, cooperative community of learners committed to achieving commin educational goals through collaboration and use of educational best practices.
Mission: Adult and Familty Education provides quality educational experiences that equip all students for succes as parents, citizens and workers.
Adult and Family Education classes run continuously from August through June. New student registration is held each month with new students starting each month from September thought April. A $50 tuition fee for students over the age of 21 is billed 3 times a year: August, December and March. Students between the ages of 17 and 21 attend free of charge. Classes are held twice a week for three hours at a time.
Morning sessions run from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Evening sessions run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
at Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
In order to enroll, potential students must attend a registration and pre-testing session. Student registration happens several times a month. The registration schedule is available on the district website or by calling 719-328-3001.
- Cap and gown ceremony for High School Equivalency completers
- Onsite official GED/HiSET Testing Center
- Small Classes
- Integration of Digital Literacy in all classes
- Career Navigators to assist with educational and career planning