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Adult Education

Programs offered through Wayne County Public Schools

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Instruction in English language communication skills to participants whose native language is not English. This includes understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English. Some programs include preparation for the naturalization process.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Instruction in language arts and/or mathematics provided to adults who function below 9th grade level in reading or mathematics or both.

High School Equivalency Test Preparation

Instruction designed to prepare participants to pass a test (e.g., GED, HiSet, TASC) to receive a certificate of high school equivalency.

High School Completion (HSC)

Instruction is designed to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma for adults and out-of-school youth.

Adult Education Providers

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The Purpose of an Adult Education

To "help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens."

U.S. Department of Education

To provide "mature students" the opportunity to achieve education levels equal to those of high school graduates.

Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services


Jason Evers

Career Technical/Adult Education Consultant