Adult Education and a variety of other literacy programs help adults obtain the basic skills they need to be more productive and successful workers. At St. Augustine College we hold two major programs our General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL).
General Educational Development (GED)
We offersinnovative, free, and intensive 9-week GED and HiSET preparation courses in both English and Spanish, with a strong college and career readiness component.
- U.S. Constitution Testing
- Paid Practice Tests
- Support Services to ensure students can complete the program and earn their Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate
- A Free College class, as an incentive to transition to college, participants who complete the program are offered a free college class at St. Augustine College
English as a Second Language (ESL)
We have a unique accelerated format that allows students to attend classes for 12 hours per week completing one level every 8 weeks. Students who complete the advanced level are then eligible to enroll in SAC’s academic ESL courses and continue working toward a Certificate, Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree
We incorporate LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING to develop students’ English proficiency in work/life skills and academic skills, as well as strengthens basic computer literacy skills.