Northeastern Adult and Community Education
Adult and Community Education

Adult and Community Education

The Adult and Community Education Center offers adult learners career and academic pathways to accomplish their goals.

Registration for Yuma fall GED and ESL classes will open soon!

New and returning students must attend orientation prior to registering for classes. 

Orientation dates and times are:

  • GED - All returning and new students - September 6th, 2022 at 9:00 AM 
  • GED - All returning and new students - September 7th, 2022 at 9:00 AM
  • ESL - All returning and new students - September 26th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

All students are encouraged to call Marylu Smith Dischner at (970) 526-5121 to reserve your spot at orientation as space is limited!

Yuma GED classes will begin September 12th. If you were unable to attend orientation, please contact Marylu Smith Dischner to sign up for the next orientation date later this fall. 

The NJC ACE Yuma site is located at the NJC Yuma Campus at 910 South Main Street Yuma, CO 80759. 

Registration for Sterling fall GED and ESL classes has closed!

New and returning students must attend orientation prior to registering for classes. 

Orientation dates and times were:

  • Returning Students - August 15th, 2022 at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM
  • New Students - August 17th, 2022 at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM

All students are encouraged to call Dalia Alexander at (970) 521-6761 to reserve your spot at orientation as space is limited!

Sterling GED and ESL classes will begin August 22nd. If you were unable to attend orientation or complete registration/testing, please contact Dalia Alexander to sign up for the next orientation date later this fall. 

Registration for Holyoke fall GED and ESL classes has closed!

New and returning students must attend orientation prior to registering for classes. 

Orientation dates and times were:

  • All returning and new students - August 22nd, 2022 at 6:00 PM

All students are encouraged to call Brianna Bade at (970) 571-2660 to reserve your spot at orientation as space is limited!

Holyoke GED and ESL classes will begin September 6th. If you were unable to attend orientation, please contact Brianna Bade to sign up for the next orientation date later this fall. 

The NJC ACE Holyoke site is located at the Phillips County Family Education Services program at 22505 US-385, Holyoke, CO 80734. 

Mission

Northeastern is committed to developing excellence in our students by instilling knowledge, advancing skills, and providing opportunities to transfer and enter the workforce successfully. The Adult and Community Education center provides adult students with the skills and resources needed to pursue their academic and professional goals.

Northeastern recognizes the value of every student and the importance of a quality education.  We offer a variety of programs to provide students with the tools they need to improve their basic academic skills and to transition into college or a career. Programs include High School Equivalency (GED) preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), College and Career Navigation and Family Literacy. Our dedicated staff creates a welcoming environment to support our students in identifying, pursuing and achieving their academic and professional goals.

Who We Serve

Adult students, ages 17 and older, who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math; to prepare for the GED test; and/or to improve their English. The Family Literacy Program serves parents and children (ages 3-9 years old) by supporting families to build literacy and language skills in order to reach their greatest potential possible. Please let us know during registration if you will be needing childcare.

What you can expect

  • There are no fees for registration for the Adult Education classes!
  • All GED Preparation and ESL classes are offered with morning or evening options as well as distance learning.
  • All Adult Education programs begin with registration, orientation and assessment testing to get students started in the program
  • GED Preparation students study reading, writing, science, social studies and math to prepare for the official GED® and/or to get ready for college.
  • Daytime GED Preparation classes meet four times a week for two hours each class (8 hours/week).
  • Daytime ESL classes meet four times a week for two hours each class (8 hours/week).
  • Evening GED Preparation classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours each class (6 hours/week)
  • Evening ESL classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours each class (6 hours/week)
  • Classroom environments include traditional classroom instruction, small groups, one-on-one tutoring, and computer lab group and individual work
  • Limited financial resources are available for GED testing fees for qualified students. Resources will be discussed during orientation.