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Frequently Asked Questions

Who may enroll in Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes?

Anyone 17 years of age or older and interested in improving their basic skills.

How much do AEL classes cost?
AEL classes are FREE for eligible participants. However, participants need to expect to pay for the cost of the HSE exam. Many scholarships are available to help pay for the cost of the exam. Students who have excellent attendance and work diligently in class qualify for these scholarships. 

How are students placed into HSE classes?
Students are assigned based on their assessment results obtained in the Orientation Session. The program offers all levels and subjects needed to pass the HSE. Classes are offered year-round in 3-hour segments; morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available. Skills in basic computer use, literacy tutoring, and life-skills are also provided.

Where are AEL classes held?
AEL classes take place across the north east Missouri area through cooperating agencies that are willing to provide classroom space along with an interested student population. Currently, classes are held in Macon, Shelbina, Brookfield, Chillicothe, La Belle, Kirksville, Hannibal, and Monroe City.

When do AEL classes start?
AEL classes are offered year-round with monthly new student enrollment dates. Enrollment/Orientation is a 3-day process that is required. Dates for orientations can be found under the Sign Up for Class tab. 

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