Adult Education and Literacy

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

SCC coordinates a free Adult Education program to help people improve their academic skills, prepare for their High School Equivalency tests, and to assist non-native speakers in gaining English proficiency. 

ELIGIBILITY: To register, students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in high school, must have a Missouri address, and must not be in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) Visa.

PLEASE NOTE: Children are not permitted in Adult Education registration or class sessions.


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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. We also offer specialty classes in TOEFL, citizenship, pronunciation and writing. Students from beginner to advanced levels will find classes to help them improve their English skills. 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 GED) 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 Preparation, or contact us at 636-922-8411 or

PLEASE NOTE: Missouri now offers both the HiSET and the GED as approved tests of high school equivalency. For information and a comparison of the two tests, visit


Would you like to help high school equivalency students with basic reading, writing and math skills? Our volunteers typically help during one 3-hour class session per week, and are invaluable to our program! For more information, please call Sonja Mugler at 636-922-8411 or email

Would you like to assist classroom instructors in teaching adult students in non-credit English classes to speak, read, understand and write English? For more information, please call Ingrid Casillo at 636-922-8227 or email

No experience needed. Training is provided.

You CAN Do College Math!

Are you struggling to test into MAT 096 and beyond? Our FREE math program will help you move up the math ladder with a hands-on, personalized class designed to help you overcome obstacles that have kept you from succeeding in the past. Classes meet two afternoons per week. Learn more HERE.

Integrated Education & Training

Integrated Education & Training provides an opportunity for students to remediate language and/or math skills while preparing to earn an industry credential that is valid in the workplace. Students must enroll in the Adult Education & Literacy program to be eligible. We currently offer a logistics program where students can earn Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician credentials. Find more information on our ESL or HSE pages.

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