Adult Education and Literacy

Important Note

There is no higher priority than the health and safety of our AEL participants. As such, and in response to the COVID‐19 situation we want to thank each and everyone one of you for doing your part in continuing your educational endeavors while complying with the rapidly changing CDC and government guidelines. We appreciate your patience and cooperation with us as we transition our program and services to online and remote learning in order to minimize the interruption of services to you. Together we can continue to function as normal as possible and continue to provide the services that will no doubt address your literacy needs and open doors for you down the road.

Contact Centers:

Crystal City – (830) 374-2828

Del Rio – (830) 703-1586 or (830) 703-1572

Eagle Pass – (830) 752-1761

Hondo – (830) 584-7027

Uvalde – (830) 278-4391 or (830) 278-5208

Main Office – (830) 591-7385

New Student Orientation:

  • Conduct online NSO via Zoom (blank documents shared or emailed)
  • Program POC (Point of Contact) information is shared
    • (phone numbers, best times to call, emails, webpage, social media, etc.)
  • SEF (Student Enrollment Form) is filled out over the phone
  • Student drops off required eligibility documentation to local sites
    • (CDC/Govt. recommendations apply)
  • The student is screened to minimize exposure risk (SWTJC‐Survey)
  • Students are scheduled sporadically to come in and be baseline assessed

Instructional Delivery:

  • Students are scheduled sporadically to come in and accumulate 12+ face to face instruction hours (unless the requirement is waived by TWC)
  • Students are provided a class syllabus
  • Students are transitioned to remote instruction
  • Classes are conducted via a combination of Zoom and Google Classrooms
  • GED Ready Vouchers are provided to eligible participants
  • Students are placed in supplemental DL Curriculum options (Aztec Software; USA LEARNS; CA Distance Learning; Skills Tutor)
  • The student is screened to minimize exposure risk (SWTJC‐Survey)
  • Students are scheduled sporadically to come in and be post‐progress assessed

The SWTJC Adult Education & Literacy Program is a federally funded project (since 1973) that provides adults the opportunity to improve their literacy levels, thereby increasing their ability to function in the complex society and job market of the 21st Century. The project operates an 11 county region that includes Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Medina, Real, Val Verde, Uvalde, and Zavala counties.

What is Adult Education and Literacy?

Adult Education and Literacy provides comprehensive English literacy services with basic instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics to adult learners. In addition, adult education programs provide workplace literacy services and family literacy services. Performance indicators include placement in, retention in, or completion of, postsecondary education, training, employment or career advancement in addition to receipt of a Texas Credential of High School Equivalency or GED. In communities across the Lone Star state, adult students gain the education necessary to find and keep jobs working in the highly-skilled occupations that increasingly characterize the Texas economy. AEL programs help Texans build a strong foundation of academic skills in order to fulfill their roles as workers, parents, and citizens/community members.

How Do Adults Participate in Adult Education and Literacy?

There are several qualifications an individual must meet in order to be eligible to participate in an adult education class. He/she must be at least 17 years of age (16 if court ordered) or older. Additionally, he/she must lack a high school diploma and/or function at or below 12.9 grade education level, and not currently enrolled in secondary school. New to AEL starting in 2018 - 2019 will be the Academy Model approach to ensure that students can more directly identify a program of study within services that address their objectives.

SWTJC-AEL Prime Objective:

Transition to Higher Ed.; Training; and/or the Workforce.

What’s your Why?

I want to learn English.  Why? - to get a job. = Career Academy

I want to get my GED.  Why? – to enroll in college. = College Academy

I want to learn English.  Why? – to get my Citizenship. – Life Academy

Because we are your How.

AEL Models