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Adult Education and Literacy

What is Adult Basic Education?

Adult Basic Education offers Basic English as a Second Language, English Literacy & Civics, and GED® preparation classes at several locations in the Lone Star College (LSC) system. The programs are designed for native and non-native speakers who want to improve their language skills and/or gain the core skills they need to obtain a GED®.

Classes are available for free on a first come, first served basis.

How Do I Enroll in a Class?

Before you can enroll in a grant-funded adult education and literacy class, you will need to attend an Orientation session.  Orientation includes important information regarding program requirements and testing for class placement.  Orientation and testing is required for all students interested in the AEL program.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

LSC Adult Education Program
Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule

High School Equivalency (GED®)

Orientation Date

Location

County

January 10th

LSC-University Center

Montgomery

January 13th

Huntsville Public Library

Walker

January 16th

LSC-Greenspoint Center

Harris

January 17th

Mission Northeast

Montgomery

January 17th

LSC-University Park

Harris

January 18th

LSC-University Center

Montgomery

January 22nd

Huntsville Public Library

Walker

January 23rd LSC-Greenspoint Center Harris
January 25th LSC-Victory Center Harris
January 31st Splendora ISD Montgomery
February 6th LSC-University Center Montgomery
February 8th LSC-University Center Montgomery

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Orientation Date

Location

County

January 11th

LSC-University Center

Montgomery

January 12th

LSC-Greenspoint Center

Harris

January 23rd

Schultz Elementary

Harris

January 24th

Kaiser Elementary

Harris

January 29th

Kingwood United Methodist Church

Montgomery

January 30th

Splendora ISD

Montgomery

January 31st

LSC-University Center

Montgomery

February 3rd LSC-Victory Center Harris
February 5th LSC-University Center Montgomery
February 6th SplenLSC-University Centerdora ISD Montgomery
February 8th Huntsville Public Library Walker

Note: Pre-registration is required before attending an Orientation session. To register for an upcoming or future Orientation session, please call us at (281) 260 – 3576 or email us at gcadulted@lonestar.edu. Upon registration, additional details will be provided, including specific Orientation location and required enrollment documents.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Valid, Government-Issued Photo ID.  Passports are accepted.   
  • Students who receive government assistance or TANF must provide a copy of their award letter.
  • Age-Related Documentation
    • 16-Year olds may participate with a valid court order with docket/case number only.
    • 17-Year olds may participate with a court order or withdrawal forms from school only.
    • 18-Year olds may participate with withdrawal forms from school only.
    • ALL MINORS, ages 16-18, must attend Orientation with a parent or legal guardian. Parents must accompany their student in the AEL Orientation for three hours.
  • Must live in Lone Star College Adult Education and Literacy Program Service Area, which encompasses the Harris county, Montgomery county, and Walker county.
  • All ESL/EL Civics students must take the BEST Plus test.
  • All GED Prep students must take the TABE test.
  • No children allowed in the Orientation, Testing or Class sessions.

Adult Education and Literacy Student Handbook

What is the General Education Development (GED®) Prep Program?

The GED® Prep program offers adults without a high school diploma an opportunity to complete their high school education. The classes improve basic education skills to prepare students for the official GED® test. Students can learn about different career pathways available to them as they prepare for the GED® test and workforce skills. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

What is the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program?

The ESL program provides free basic courses for adult students whose first language is not English. Classes are available for beginning students with limited reading and writing ability, as well as more advanced students. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

What is the English Literacy Civics (El Civics) Program?

The EL Civics program incorporates English literacy and Civics education services for immigrants and other limited-English-speaking populations. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

Student Feedback

Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required. We want to make sure that we are providing excellent customer service to all current or prospective students. If you have any concerns or issues that have not been successfully addressed by the Adult Education and Literacy team, please contact the Program Director directly by email at gcadulted@lonestar.edu or by phone at (281) 260-3570. An online feedback form will be added soon!