General Educational Development (GED)

We offer innovative, free, and intensive 10-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 a Listening-Speaking-Reading-Writing method to develop students’ English proficiency in work/life, academic and basic computer literacy skills.

Success Stories

Empowering students to thrive in today’s competitive world.