Literacy Education

English as a Second Language

Free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for non-native speakers are available for all proficiency levels.

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High School Equivalency (HSE)

FREE HSE classes provide preparation for high school equivalency testing, as well as basic instruction in reading, writing and math.

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Adult Education & Literacy

Due to COVID-19, SCC Adult Education & Literacy is currently offering all services remotely. We are providing online learning opportunities for students who were active in our HSE and ESL classes this semester. Fall enrollment dates will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Sonja Mugler at 636-922-8411 or

SCC coordinates a four-county program (St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln and Pike) to prepare people for their High School Equivalency and to  assist non-native speakers in gaining English proficiency.


English as a Second Language

Our free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes help non-native speakers improve English skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding (listening), with a special focus on conversational skills for home and workplace literacy. Learn more about ESL classes, or call 636-922-8411.

High School Equivalency

Our free High School Equivalency (HSE) classes teach basic reading, math and writing skills, to prepare people to take the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or to improve basic academic skills for college readiness or career advancement. Free day and evening classes are available.

Students must be at least 17 years of age and not enrolled in secondary school. For more information, see HSE class times and class sites, or call St. Charles Community College at 636-922-8411 or email

PLEASE NOTE: As of Jan. 2, 2014, the test of High School Equivalency offered in Missouri is the HiSET. To learn more about the HiSET or to schedule a test, go to

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