MESA ADULT EDUCATION - REDEFINING OUR FUTURE

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Mesa Public Schools' Adult Education Program offers courses in GED Preparation, English Language Acquisition and English Language Civics Leadership for adults.  For information on how to register, call (480) 472-7259.

Employment Opportunities:

MPS Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs are currently seeking instructors.  For more information about thess 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.

 

Interested in getting your GED and going to MCC?  Click here for information on the GED to MCC program.

Registration

ELAA- English Language Acquisition - Adults

GED - General Education Development

GED to MCC Program

ABE - Adult Basic Education

EL Civics

Family Literacy

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Course of Study


General Information for all MPS Adult Education classes Top

  • 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.

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Fall Semester 2014

Registration for Spring 2014 classes has ended.  If you're interested in our ABE/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 Fall 2014.

  • New GED Students -  If you would like to take Adult Basic Education or GED Preparation classes next semester, you must attend a registration/orientation session. 
  • Only students on our registration list will be notified of Fall 2014 GED registration dates and times. (See above to be placed on the GED registration list.)
  • Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. The first 50 students to arrive at each session will be accepted.  
  • Interested students should report to classroom 3 at the designated start time and show proof of legal residency. 
  • A registration fee will be charged at the beginning of registration.  The fee is based on household income and ranges from $20 to $40.  
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 Spring 2014 ELAA (English Language Acquisition) students has ended. Fall semester classes will start in August and continue through December.  If you would like to be placed on our registration list for Fall 2014, please see the instructions below.

  • New ELAA Students - Registration for English Language classes are by appointment only.
  • To get on our registration list, please Click HereĀ  to email your name and phone number, or call 480-472-7259 and leave your name, phone number, and class preference (English).  Staff will contact you.
  • Students must present proof of legal residency at the time of registration.  
  • A registration fee will be charged at the beginning of registration.  The fee is based on household income and ranges from $20 to $40. 
  • All registrations are held at the Mesa Education Center, 855 W. 8th Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210 (southwest corner of Extension and 8th Avenue).

Registration for new ELAA students is a two-day process.  Students take a pre-test on the first day, and on the second day, a listening and a speaking test.  The overall registration process takes approximately 4 hours (2 hours each day).

 

Courses of Study Top
GED Preparation Classes:
The instruction provided in GED and PreGED 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 five GED subject areas: writing skills, social studies, science, literature & arts and mathematics. 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 GED exam. Students must attend registration prior to enrolling in a GED class.

The Official GED Test:
The five-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.

ABE Classes:
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 Classes:
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.

Career and College Resources