Adult Ed & Family Literacy Program

Adult Ed & Family Literacy Program

The Adult Education & Family Literacy program provides basic educational services to adults who are English as a Second Language learners, the undereducated, the unemployed or underemployed, and/or low income, and who reside or work in our community. Some of the basic skills taught are English as a Second Language, preparation to take the Illinois High School Equivalency test, U.S. Citizenship Training, Basic Reading and Math, and one-to-one reading tutoring for beginning adult readers. All classes are free.

Fall 2020 Program Information

Classes will be offered in a hybrid mode this fall. Classes will be on site at Forest View Educational Center and also presented online in Zoom meetings. More information will be provided at the in-person registration. 

Students need to register online for a testing appointment. Testing begins July 13 at FVEC for all classes.


FREE Programs and Services


We Offer:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Preparation (Illinois High School Equivalency)
  • Online GED (Illinois High School Equivalency)
  • Spanish GED (GED en Español) (Illinois High School Equivalency)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Family Literacy
  • Citizenship Services
  • Read to Learn (RTL)
  • Catherine M. Lee Women's & Children's Center
  • Early Childhood Prevention Initiative