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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.
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is literacy instruction aligned to the Arizona Adult Education Content Standards to students with educational functioning levels below secondary education (pre-GED test level). Workforce Preparation activities can be provided concurrently with ABE instruction.
Adult Secondary Education (ASE) is literacy instruction aligned to the Arizona Adult Education Content Standards to students with educational functioning levels above basic education (GED test and college preparation level). ASE activities are designed to lead to the attainment of a secondary diploma (or its equivalent) and transition to post-secondary education/training or employment. Workforce Preparation activities can be provided concurrently with ASE instruction.
English Language Acquisition for Adults
English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) is English language instruction designed to help eligible learners achieve proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening; and that leads to attainment of a secondary diploma (or its equivalent), transition to post-secondary/training, or employment. To meet the requirement of leading to the attainment of a secondary diploma (or its equivalent), transition to post-secondary education/training, or employment, the ELAA program: 1) aligns to the Arizona Adult Education Content Standards, 2) offers college/career counseling services, and/or 3) is part of a career pathway.
Integrated Education & Training
Workforce Preparation instruction is provided concurrently with ABE, ASE, or ELAA/IELCE activities designed to help students acquire a combination of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self–management skills. Participation in workforce preparation activities are designed to lead to employability skills and the development of competencies in using resources and information, working with others, and understanding systems to successfully transition to and complete postsecondary education/training and employment.
Our tutor volunteers are volunteers that are willing to meet with students to help them with the subject(s) they are having trouble with. Our volunteers and students are matched with the subject(s), time, location, and dates they are able to meet. After the students and tutors are matched, there are time sheets that must be filled, signed, and turned in to the person that keeps track of the hours worked.
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
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.