Develop Your Skills

Adult Literacy

Individuals who want to learn how to read or improve their reading skills are invited to enroll in the Adult Literacy program. Students are paired with trained volunteers who work with them in private, one-on-one tutoring sessions. The program is designed for adults in the early stages of reading and services are available throughout the district.

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Paula Faulkner
(319) 208-5306
Toll-free: 1-(866) 722-4692 x5306

Adult Education

Adult Education classes provide instruction for adults who want to develop the skills necessary to seek or upgrade employment, earn a high school equivalency diploma, or enter a college or vocational training program. Group learning is offered in combination with self-paced instruction and may be supplemented with online educational activities.

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Brenda Kempker
(319) 208-5314
Toll-free: 1-(866) 722-7692 x5314

High School Equivalency Diploma

Individuals who left high school before graduating have an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma by successfully passing an assessment approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Students must be at least 17 years old to take the exam.

Subjects covered by the test are Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Prospective graduates must first attend a local Adult Education class where the instructor will assess their skills, recommend instruction to prepare for the test and, at the appropriate time, refer them to a testing center.

Testing locations

  • SCC West Burlington Campus, 1500 W. Agency Rd
  • SCC Keokuk Campus, 335 Messenger Rd.
  • SCC Fort Madison Center, 1602 Ave. F
  • SCC Mount Pleasant Center, 200 N. Main

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Jean Couch
(319) 208-5302, (319) 208-5312
Toll-free: 1-(866) 722-4692 x5302 or x5312