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Classes & Information

Classes & Information

COVID-19 Update!

In an effort to comply with COVID-19 requirements, all of our Adult Education and Literacy classes have temporarily moved to online and remote instruction. These classes can be accessed through cell phones, tablets, computers, and other devices. 


  • Adult Basic Education (ABE): Classes providing basic skills instruction and transition skills in grade levels 0-8 in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and life-coping skills.
  • High School Equivalency Preparation Class:  Classes provide High School Equivalency Exam preparation in grade levels 9 - 12 in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.  These studies culminate in students passing the High School Equivalency Exam/GED test and transitioning to employment or higher education.  The Region 5 ESC Adult Education program serves Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. 
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for Adults:  Classes provide oral and literary English language development to individuals whose native language is not English, who wish to acquire English proficiency.
  • ESL for Foreign Educated Professionals: Classes to assist professionals with degrees from other countries to learn English so they can re-enter the workforce in their chosen fields
  • English Literacy & Civics Education (EL Civics):  Integrates programs and services that incorporate English Literacy and Civics Education.  Assists immigrant adults to master English to be able to understand and navigate government, educational, and workplace systems, obtain citizenship, and participate in education, work and civic opportunities of this country.

Adult Education Contacts

Adult Education Contacts

Brenda Schofield
Program Director

Sherrie Thomas
Community Program Director

Allie Landrum
Program Assistant

Terrya Norsworthy
Program Specialist

Kaylee Barnhart
Data Management & Accountability Specialist
(409) 951-1771


JAG Contacts

Katherine Hope
JAG Specialist
(409) 554-2473

Emily Alvarez 
JAG Advisor
(409) 554-6393