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The Hernando County Adult Education department offers a variety of programs including classes to prepare for the GED, ESOL classes to learn the English language, Community Education classes, post-secondary courses offered through SunTech, and we are a GED testing center.

We are committed to serving the needs of our students. Give us a call today so we can help you get started!

Last Updated on Monday, July 28 2014 10:20

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for ABE, ESOL or GED prep courses?
If you are 18 years or older, call 352-797-7018 to schedule an orientation and TABE testing date at one of our 4 conveniently located class locations. The fee to attend our classes is $30 for one semester (which includes your book.

 How do I sign up for Suntech classes?
Call our Suntech office at 352-797-7091 to schedule a tour or receive more information about registration. In state tuition for our long programs is $2.92 per hour. Our shorter programs vary in price. Suntech is located within Nature Coast Technical High School.

 Is child care available?
Childcare is available at some of our 4 sites. Our toddler teachers use toddler curriculum. Please call our office for details.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:46

Staff

Sophia Watson, Supervisor of Adult/Community  and Volunteer  Programs 352-797-7018

Jackie Torres,  Literacy Specialist ESOL 352-797-7018

Julia Thomas,  Literacy Specialist 352-797-7018

Miriam Gomez,  Literacy Specialist 352-797-7018 

Marilyn Holloway, Secretary for ABE/ESOL/GED pre-classes 352-797-7091

Heather Thorpe, Secretary for SunTech/Community Education/GED Testing Services 352-797-7091

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 22 2014 14:51

Adult Education Programs

ABE - Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education involves non-credit courses designed to develop literacy skills necessary for successful employment and citizenship. Adult Basic Education prepares students to enroll in the GED preparation courses. Students in ABE classes work on skills in Reading, Math, and Language.

G.E.D. General Educational Preparation Classes
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for academic and personal success by obtaining the necessary skills required to pass the official GED Test and be awarded the State of Florida High School Diploma. 

GED Testing Services
The GED exam is offered through GED Testing Services, for anyone ages 18 or older. Hernando County does have a local testing center, however registration and payment arrangements are made at ged.com. 

All students under the age of 18 must have an Underage Waiver prior to scheduling your test. In Florida, a student who is 16 or 17 is required to meet the conditions set by the school district in which he/she resides or attends school. You will have to meet the conditions as set forth by your school district before the Underage Waiver will be granted by the school district representative. Please call the Adult Education office at 352-797-7018 for more information. 

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
The purpose of this course is to provide English language instruction for limited English proficient adults, which will increase their ability to communicate in English.

Community Education Classes
Community Education classes are also available, covering everything from crocheting , to oil painting, to Driver’s Education. Fees are required but are usually minimal. 

Adults with Disabilities
The purpose of this program is to provide specialized adult general education for adult students with disabilities. These services are contracted out to ARC of the Nature Coast to provide instruction in literacy, work-related skills, employability skills, and life skills. Please contact: 352/544-2322 

Our programs offer:
One-on-one or small group tutoring.
One-on-one or small group tutoring is a proven effective way to learn.

Childcare at selected sites.
Childcare includes educational activities and we work with parents and their children. The goal is to make going back to school a family experience. As you prepare for success your children will also succeed.

Volunteer Tutors
There is always a need for volunteers to help teach adults Reading, Math, English for Speakers of other Language and G.E.D. Studies. If you are interested please call 352-797-7018 and ask for Miriam. 

Last Updated on Friday, May 16 2014 11:00

Site Locations and Schedules

Nature Coast Technical High School
4057 California Street,  Brooksville
Mon. & Wed. 5:30-8:30 pm

Boys & Girls Club
5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill
Mon. & Wed. 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Brooksville Office (ABE & GED only)
801 North Broad St. (Rt. 41N), Brooksville
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30- 8:30 pm

Grace World Outreach Church
20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville
Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am-1:00 pm



Last Updated on Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:45

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