Adult Education and ESL 2018-19 Registration
Adult Education and ESL Registration for 2018-19 School Year
Posted on 08/09/2018
Adult Students

Come Explore Excellence with UCS Community Education:  Adult Education and ESL Programs

Utica Community Schools, Community Education Department is proud to offer learning and enrichment opportunities for all life stages.  Programs include early learning opportunities for children as young as six weeks, nursery and preschool, before and after school child care, academic and enrichment classes for students in grades pre k– 12, as well as enrichment and skill development for older youth, teens and adults including: Adult Education and English as a Second Language.

Adult Education and English as a Second Language classes are offered for FREE to anyone interested in improving their life and work skills.  These grant funded programs provide regional adult education services to students from around the metropolitan Detroit area.  Combined, these two programs enroll an average of over 1,200 adult students each year, providing education and resources to students seeking to improve their academic, communication and life skills.  There are no district residency requirements to attend the District’s programs, one must only be a resident of the State of Michigan.

Last year, 60 Adult Education students proudly walked across the stage in cap and gown.  After much hard work and dedication, these students are now able to proudly call themselves High School graduates.  The Adult Education College and Career Navigator works directly with students to address employment needs and goals.  Those seeking a college level education can take advantage of services that work directly with local colleges to help transition students into post-secondary enrollment.   

Utica Community Schools Adult Education programs include:

  • Adult Basic Education:Improve English and Math skills needed to qualify for the High School Completion or High School Equivalency Test Preparation programs.
  • High School Completion:Finish credits needed to obtain a UCS High School Diploma.
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (GED, HiSET and TASC):Includes teacher directed classes and online learning.

English as a Second Language (ESL) offers instruction in English language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to students whose native language is not English. ESL classes are offered at five different levels ranging from Zero Speaking to Advanced.  Students are assisted in essential life skills including job applications/resumes, finding housing, complete a job application, apply for a loan, explain an illness to a doctor and more. 

Conversations introduce essential vocabulary and life skill information through active speaking practice, while community activities help students become aware of available resources.  Interactive exercises allow all level of speakers to grow, understand and participate in a range of topics.  Students expand their knowledge of reading and writing, prepare for citizenship, learn about the United States government and history, and receive individual instruction on their language needs.

Registration for both programs begins August 20, 2018.  Students must be at least 18 years old as of July 1, 2018 and must show a driver’s license, passport or social security card and proof of residency at the time of registration.  Day and evening classes are available at the UCS Community Education Center, located at 38901 Dodge Park Rd. at 17 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. 

Learn more by visiting or call (586)797-6906 for Adult Education/(586) 797-6960 for English as a Second Language.