Earn a Diploma

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Instruction

Learn English

Face-Face & Computer Assisted

Career Preparation

Workplace & Workforce Skills


We Offer

Adult Basic Education

6 week classes

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Instruction with Face-to-Face and Computer-Assisted Virtual Instruction. 

English as a Second Language

12 week classes

Face-Face and Computer Assisted

  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening and Speaking

College & Career Preparation

6 Week Classes

Gain Workplace & Workforce Skills as you prepare for your future! We offer virtual and in-person tutoring to support your goals.

Learn From Home

Online Learning Options

Have a busy schedule? Prefer to social distance? ALPs is here to support you with flexible learning options.


Why should you earn your diploma?

More Likely to Succeed!

People WITHOUT high school diplomas are 8x as likely to be incarcerated!

Increase Your Job Opportunities

People WITHOUT high school diplomas are 2x as likely to be unemployed!

More Perspective on Arts & Culture

People WITHOUT high school diplomas are 3x as likely to live in poverty!

Become a Better Learner

People WITHOUT high school diplomas are 4x as likely to be in poor health!

Business Travel & Communication

You could earn an average of $9,620 more per year with a diploma!

Speak With More People

CREATE cycles of education for future generations.


Open Registration

10 week class

ABE | Adult Basic Education

Career preparation classes are now available.

10 week class

ESOL | English for Speaker of Other Languages

English as a second language classes are now available.

10 week class

Retail Industry Certification

Career preparation classes are now available.


Why Learn With Us?


Established for Over 40 Years

ALPS is a private, nonprofit organization serving Yuma County since 1981.


Over 1,500 Graduates

Accredited by ProLiteracy America


Community Driven

Funded in part by The Arizona Department of Education and The United Way of Yuma County.


World Class Partners

Partners with the ARIZONA@WORK, Arizona Western College, The City of Yuma, Goodwill, The Housing Authority of Yuma County, and the Yuma County Library District.



Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest Arizona (ALPS) is a full-time advocate for adult literacy in Southwest Arizona. As mentors, we change lives through outreach programs, adult basic education, ESL instruction, workplace preparation and training, and tutoring. Our program facilitates success within the family, workplace, and the community.






What Our Students Say

First, I want to thank God for giving me the...amazing teachers I had... from Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest AZ. They are the best and sweetest people on earth. Thank you so much for all your help.

Gabriela Felix Lorona

GED Program

There is light at the end of the tunnel and it is never too late to begin regardless of your life circumstances or previous mistakes...“You set your own limits in life”...Receiving my GED was certainly the biggest step in having stability and becoming a positive role model for my children, family, and community....Thank you Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest Arizona.

Brenda Buenrostro

GED Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in attending ALPS? See below & contact us!

Am I eligible to attend courses at ALPS?
You must be 16 years of age or older, legally present in the U.S., and a resident of Arizona with proof of documentation.
What if I can't afford tuition?

ALPS offers free tuition for eligible students.

When & how often do classes start?

Classes are 10-week sessions; 4 quarters per year: (July to September), (October to December), January to March), (April to June).

Can I talk to someone about my specific situation?

Yes! Please contact Janneth Melendrez @ 928-343-9363 or jmelendrez@alpsaz.org

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ALPS is offering quality education that leads to college and career opportunities.

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