Getting Started with Adult Education and Literacy

What will the program give me? 

You will receive: 

  • A customized educational plan based on your Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) exam scores  
  • Access to learning systems such as Canvas, PLATO/Edmentum and Burlington English  

These will allow you the opportunity to integrate distance learning and technology, which are vital to becoming college ready.  

As an added benefit we also extend transition classes for students who need an academic refresher. Let one of our Career Pathway Navigators (CPN) transition you into one of our College and Career Ready certificate programs

Who is eligible for the AEL program?  

Individuals who lack basic skills or English language skills in the form of an approved assessment are eligible for the AEL program. There are other requirements depending on their age.  

You must be:

  • 19 years old with a picture ID 
  • 17 or 18 years old with
    • a picture id
    • a completed parent signature/verification
    • a self-attestation form stating that you are not enrolled or attending school at this time and are unable to obtain a signature from your home school
    • withdrawal paperwork from the last school attended and/or school district
  • 16 years old with all of the above and a court order  

How do I get started?  

Complete the AEL interest form.

An intake specialist will contact you to schedule an enrollment appointment. During the appointment, your specialist will go over the enrollment steps and assist with filling out paperwork.  

If you have more questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for help. You may also contact us by email below.  


Educational Outreach


Updated June 14, 2023