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Mesa Public Schools' Adult Education Program offers courses in HSE (GED) Preparation, English Language Acquisition and English Language Civics Leadership for adults. For information on how to register, call (480) 472-7259.
MPS Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs are currently seeking instructors. For more information about these positions, call (480) 472-7262.
Click Here for the Adult Education/Family Literacy Teacher Application. On the website, select Teacher, Hourly - Academic Support and then Adult Education.
- Classes are open to anyone 16 years old or older.
- Daytime and evening classes are held at a number of sites throughout Mesa, AZ.
- Students must be legally present in the United States to attend class.
- A registration fee of $20, $30 or $40 (determined by household income) is due at the time of registration.
- Drop-in registrations will NOT be allowed at the classroom.
Spring Semester 2015 (January through May)
Registration for Fall 2014 classes is closed. If you're interested in our HSE/GED Program, please call (480) 472-7259, or Click Here to email your name, telephone number and email address and staff will contact you. You may request to be added to the registration list for Spring 2015. Spring registration will occur in January.
All registration sessions will be held at the Mesa Education Center, 855 W. 8th Ave., Mesa, 85210 (southwest corner of Extension and 8th Avenue).
Registration for Fall 2014 ELAA (English Language Acquisition) students is closed. Fall semester classes will start in August and continue through December. If you would like to be placed on our registration list for Spring 2015, please see the instructions below.
Courses of Study Top
HSE/GED Preparation Classes:
The instruction provided in HSE/GED and ABE/GED classes is designed to address the learning needs of people with a wide range of skills and abilities. Classes include activities and lessons in the four HSE/GED subject areas: social studies, science, literature & arts and mathematics with an emphasis in reading/writing in all subjects. When a student enters the program, standardized assessments in reading, writing and math are administered and the student's lesson path is determined. Individual assignments are made based on the results of these assessments. Students maintain their own education portfolio which includes goals, practice test results, subject-area assignment sheets and a monthly assessment of progress to help the student determine when they are ready to take the official GED exam. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in a HSE/GED class.
The Official GED Test:
The four-part official State of Arizona GED Test is administered at several locations throughout the state. Call the Arizona State Department of Adult Education at 602-258-2410 for locations. Or, log onto http://www.azed.gov/adult-ed-ged/. Scroll down to GED Testing and Transcripts. Click on the title to get more information about the official test.
The instruction provided in the ABE classes are geared to students with reading assessment scores below the sixth grade level. The classes include activities and lessons in the following subject areas: writing, reading, social studies, science and mathematics. In addition, instruction and activities are designed to promote job readiness. The enrollment is kept lower to allow the teacher more opportunity to work one-on-one with students. Students may be referred to this class from another adult education class. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an ABE class.
ELAA (English Language Acquisition - Adults) classes provide instruction for people who desire to improve their basic English language proficiency. Classes are participatory and interactive and include listening, speaking, reading and writing activities designed to promote the acquisition of the English language. The classes are divided into three levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. At registration, students are tested and placed in the appropriate level. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an ELAA class.
EL (English Language) Civics Leadership Class:
Within an English Language Acquisition class, students study topics related to their responsibilities in the community. Lessons and activities are based on social studies topics and are interactive. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in an EL Civics class.
Family Literacy Classes:
The Mesa Public Schools Family Literacy programs offer classes to adults who have K-3 children enrolled in one of the following schools: Adams, Holmes, Jefferson, Keller, Lincoln, Longfellow, Porter, Redbird, Stevenson, and Whitman. Adults attend literacy instruction, parenting classes, and computer literacy classes Monday through Thursday at the school site. For information about Mesa Public School's Family Literacy Programs, call 480-472-1089 or 480-472-7262 or Click Here
Students must be legally present in the United States to attend classes. Drop-in registrations will NOT be allowed at the classroom.