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Adult Literacy & Language

Fall 2018 Program Guide

High School Equivalency (HSE)
HSE Registration Oct. 19 9 am *
Oct. 22 6 pm *
Nov. 16 9 am *
Nov. 19 6 pm *
* Students must attend ONE of these registrations at 9 am OR 6 pm. Registration lasts a minimum of 3 hours for orientation, paperwork, and placement testing.
English Language Learning (ELL)
ELL Registration Registration dates and times to be determined
Classes Begin Jan. 29, 2019
* Students must attend ONE of these registrations in the morning OR evening. Registration lasts a minimum of 2 hours for orientation, paperwork, and placement testing.

The Adult Literacy and Language program empowers people who are choosing educational opportunities that will enable them to reach their life, work, civic, family, educational, and personal goals.

Literacy instruction, English language learning (ELL), and HSE preparation are available to adults who qualify, through a federally-funded grand dispersed by the Nevada Department of Education. Services are offered year-round and include classes, online instruction, tutoring, transition courses, skills for the workplace instruction, and a computer-based instruction lab. Students will typically move from one level of instruction to another and will be assisted with the transition into credit-earning college courses.

Literacy Instruction

Instruction may be provided to students who lack skills sufficient for successful college work. Prospective students will be administered a broad-based skills assessment to determine educational needs. Learning plans specific to student needs will developed based on the assessment.

Adult Literacy & Language Application for Services

To apply for Adult Literacy & Language Services submit an application and a Consent Form.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam Preparation

Instructional services are provided to students at WNC campuses in Carson City, Fallon, and Douglas, who have not graduated from high school. The educational services prepare students to take High School Equivalency (HSE) exams such as: TASC, HiSET, or GED. Prospective students will be administered a broad-based skills assessment and an HSE practice test to determine individual strengths and weaknesses congruent with exam criteria. Students will then meet with a staff member to develop a learning plan specific to their educational goals. Tutoring, classes, and online instruction are available to students pursuing their Nevada Certificate of High School Equivalency.

English Language Learning

Non-native English speakers can improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in structured, intensive courses offered throughout the school year. Prospective students will be administered a reading comprehension exam upon admission and placed into a class appropriate for their English learning level.

Ensea’anza Del Idioma Inglés

Aquellos que su lengua materna no es el idioma inglés, pueden mejorar la habilidad de escuchar, hablar, leer y escribir en forma estructurada por medio de un curso intensivo que es ofrecido durante todo el año escolar. A los estudiantes aspirantes se les administrará un examen de comprensión para poder colocarlos en la clase apropiada de acuerdo a su nivel de conocimiento en el idiom inglés.

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

This course will focus on a brief overview of U.S. History, laws and regulations of the United States government, how to be an active participant in a community and the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.

English Language Transition (ELT)

The mission of the English Language Transition (ELT) class is to assist non-native, advanced-level English language learners (ELL) to develop and strengthen the knowledge and language skills necessary to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. The ELT class provides a supportive learning environment for students while fostering social and intercultural understanding.

Boot Camps

HSE Brain Boot Camp is designed to prepare students for the educational setting. Brain Boot Camp will focus on time management, communication skills, setting and achieving goals, and other elements to help one become a successful student. HSE Boot Camp classes prepare students to take the High School Equivalency exams by offering instruction in the areas of math, reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.

Skills for the Workplace/Opportunity Knocks

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, communication skills, strong character, emotional intelligence, and other “soft skills” are most lacking in the workforce. These classes are designed to enhance students’ employability and open doors to promotion, continuing education, and successful lives.

National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS)

The National Adult Education Honor Society provides meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students who have demonstrated dependable attendance, cooperation, and work ethic. Students enrolled in ELL, HSE, and ABE programs are eligible for membership in the NAEHS. Students chosen for membership demonstrate personal initiative and dedication to the pursuit of their educational goals, and will be given a Certificate of Membership, a letter of recommendation to use for future education applications or job applications, and a membership pin.


Monday–Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm