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Adult Education & Literacy

Welcome to Adult Education and Literacy! All Region 9 ESC Adult Education and Literacy classes (ESL & HSE) will be transitioned to a virtual learning platform through Labor Day.  In order to attend you will need to download Zoom Client for Meetings software to your desktop or Zoom Cloud Meetings to your mobile device from your App Store (Google Play or IPhone). 

If you are interested in our English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency, or Integrating Education and Training, please contact us at 940-322-6928 or email us at and leave your contact information.  We will contact you to complete some initial paperwork and training before you enter our classes.  Students are now required to have an email address (GMail) so make sure you have it and check it frequently.  


About Us

The Adult Education and Literacy Program provides adults with sufficient basic education that enables them to effectively acquire the basic educational skills necessary for literate functioning; participate in job training and retraining programs; obtain and retain employment; and continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school and preparation for post-secondary education.  We have many partners throughout our 11 counties of the North Texas Workforce Board and continually seek to build new partnerships to improve our services to communities and provide our classes at no cost to the students. 

Adult Education and Literacy Program Services provide the following:

  • English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education and Literacy (ABE)
  • Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency Preparation (formally GED) Classes (HSE)
  • Academic Work-Based Readiness and Life Skills (Workplace AEL and Preparation Activities)
  • Integrated Education and Training (IET)
  • Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IETCE)
  • College & Career Readiness Classes (Transitions)
  • Financial Literacy

Vision and Mission of Adult Education and Literacy


To deliver education, workforce, and post-secondary education and training transition outcomes for students through innovative service delivery and partnerships that result in efficiencies, alignments, and accountability.


To promote and support a responsive and accountable system that creates value and supports local solutions to addressing the educational and workforce development needs of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) customers, businesses, and community stakeholders. 


To support increases in employment, postsecondary education and training transition, skill gains, and secondary completion through demonstrated approaches that integrate system services and leverage community partnerships.