The mission of Adult Education is to increase learning opportunities in literacy, work-related, financial, interpersonal, and wellness skills leading to greater self-satisfaction and an enhanced quality of life for adults with disabilities.
Adult Education Services help to increase individuals’ skills and knowledge to become better equipped to participate in an ever-changing world. Using existing, modified, or newly created learning opportunities, individuals are able to access a wide range of learning environments.
Classes are organized into Fall and Spring Semesters and open to anyone over 18 years of age. Classes offered may include adult basic education, GED Preparation, I-Pad class, social skills, art, cooking, budgeting, history club, wellness and theater arts. Free income tax preparation is also offered through Adult Education and support from the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region. (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Classes are based on students’ interests and needs.
Learning supports are delivered in a variety of ways:
- Small group classes
- Individualized supports
- Interactive methods
- Technology-based learning
- Video and multi-media
- Hands-on materials
- Adapted texts and curricula
- Accommodations for testing and learning
- Supports for other community-based learning
- Ongoing learner involvement and feedback
To enroll in classes, students complete an intake interview, select classes and arrange payment. Scholarships are available. Registration begins one month before classes start.