Adult Education and ESL Fall Registration
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Posted on 08/02/2019

Your Future Starts Here!  Adult Education and ESL Registration Begins Soon!

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, the programs enroll an average of over 1,200 adult students each year, providing education and resources to those seeking to improve their academic, communication and life skills. 

Students are provided a variety of resources, including:  job placement assistance, help with resume writing, as well as a college and career navigator to assist students in planning their future.  Program staff works directly with the Michigan Works office to assist students in finding a career path that is right for them.  Some students may earn credits toward graduation through their employment.  There are no district residency requirements to attend the District’s programs, one must only be a resident of the State of Michigan.  Whether a student is in need of just one or two credits to graduate, or is starting with no credits at all, UCS Adult Education can help.

This year, Adult Education had 36 students graduate. 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 the 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 given instruction in essential life skills including job applications and resumes, applying for a loan, explaining an illness to a doctor and more. 

Classroom instruction introduces essential vocabulary and life skills through active speaking practice.  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, history, and receive individual instruction based on their language needs.

Walk in registration for both programs begins August 19, 2019 at the UCS Community Education Center located at: 38901 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights (at the corner of Dodge Park and 17 Mile Roads).  Students must be at least 18 years old as of July 1, 2019 and must show a driver’s license, passport or social security card and proof of Michigan residency at the time of registration.  Day and evening classes are available at the UCS Community Education Center. 


Learn more by visiting or call: 

Adult Education (586)797-6906
English as a Second Language  (586) 797-6960