Leer en español: Nunca es demasiado tarde: Seis programas de educación para adultos en Milwaukee
It’s never too late to further your education. Organizations throughout the city offer adult education programs for individuals looking to earn their GED, High School Equivalency Diploma, also known as the HSED, or to improve their basic skills.
Check out the list below.
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1. Dominican Center
The Dominican Center offers several adult education programs to Amani residents. In the Adult Basic Education program, students receive one-on-one support in reading, writing, math, computer literacy and social studies. In the Arts and Culture program, students engage in poetry, art, music and more that enrich the body, mind and spirit. And finally, it offers GED/HSED preparation classes in partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College.
The adult education classes are offered at the Dominican Center, 2470 W. Locust St., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
2. Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers adult high school to individuals who are 16 and older looking to earn their high school diploma. Courses are offered in-person and online. The application form can be found at the downtown Milwaukee campus Welcome Center, 700 W. State St., Room S115, or the Main Building Room, M222C. The program offers daytime, evening and weekend classes.
3. Adult Learning Center
The Adult Learning Center, 2224 W. Kilbourn Ave., helps prepare adult students to take the high school equivalency diploma or GED exams. To get started, individuals can apply online under the “Become a Student” tab. Tuition costs $20 per semester and semesters last 16 weeks.
4. YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin has an Adult Education Department. Adults can take part in the GED Preparation Program, which helps prep them for the GED exam through one-on-one tutoring, open lab time and classroom-style instruction. To learn more, sign up for an information session, which takes place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursdays.
5. Journey House
Journey House offers a Basic Skills/GED program in both Spanish and English. The classes, which help prepare students for the GED exam, are open to residents 18 and older. Students can find classes that fit best with their schedule. The organization also has an English Language Learners program for adults looking to improve their English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Click here to register for either program.
6. Literacy Services
Literacy Services, 555 N. Plankinton Ave., has several adult education programs, including Adult Basic Education, English Learning Language and Adult Secondary Education. In the Adult Basic Education program, students receive one-on-one lessons to improve their reading and spelling skills. In English Language Learning, students receive support with their English skills in reading, writing, spelling and speaking. Adult Secondary Education prepares students for the GED or HSED tests. To enroll in any of the programs, click here or call 414-344-5878.
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Denise Wooten says
Are there any financial literacy classes out there for beginners, intermediate learners or advanced?
Ron Smith says
Ana recently wrote about one such program.
Ron, NNS editor
Ana Martinez-Ortiz says
Here is a list of six financial literacy programs: https://milwaukeenns.org/2021/09/16/six-programs-to-check-out-if-you-want-to-be-financially-fit/.
Ginny Finn says
What a great list but i must add that YWCA Southeast Wiscinsin program is more robust than reported. We offer extensive HSED program along with career readiness services, in addition to GED option noted. Nearly 300 participated last year. The program is offered virtually and will have in person option when health permits. All services are free.
Terri Lewis says
To get started we just need to signup for an information session? My son is 18 and would like to obtain his GED.
Mrs.Hattie Walker says
Literacy services; are there any classes offer to teach spanish.