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Adult & Community Education
906 Merida St.
San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-554-2450 (phone)

Margarita Huantes Learning Center
1411 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-554-2453 (phone)

College & Career Navigation Center located at the Bowie Learning Center
Room D11
439 Arbor Pl.
San Antonio , TX 78207
210-554-2440

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This is a new registration process.  If you have any questions or problems with registration, 

please call 210-554-2450 or 210-554-2453

Students can also register in-person at:

Margarita Huantes Learning Center, 1411 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Adult Education Main Office, 906 Merida St., San Antonio, TX 78207

  • Registration Underway: REGISTER TODAY

    Four Class Options to Choose From:

     

    Option 1: Enhanced In-Person Plan -This is the traditional adult education class provided on site/in-person with enhanced SAISD safety precautions such as following CDC social distancing guidelines with a smaller teacher-student class ratio, increased hand sanitizer availability, increased frequency of sanitation of high touch areas etc.

    Option 2: Enhanced In-Person & Remote Class Instruction Plan -This hybrid class combines in-person instruction with remote class instruction (join via Zoom) concurrently with increased safety and disinfecting measures as listed in Option 1.

    Option 3: Scheduled remote Class Instruction Plan - Students don't come to any site to attend class. Instead, they join an online class via Zoom at a specified scheduled time to participate in remote/online learning. Enrollment, testing, and instruction would be offered 100% online. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

    Option 4: Distance Learning Plan -Students use web-based program to access learning curriculum aligned to the Texas Workforce Commission Content Standards designed to fill-in learning gaps the students need to achieve educational goals. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

    We have an open admissions policy for most classes that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in today's technological and global economy. SAISD Adult and Community Education is proud to be a leader in innovation and student diversity.

     

    Discover the right path for you

    Explore SAISD's Area of Studies to our program-specific class options: 

    Please click the links below for current adult and community education course offerings.

    SAISD Adult Education Class Locations

    Free US Citizenship Class

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Train Now for High Wage, In-Demand Jobs for FREE
03/10/2021

Train now for high wage, in-demand jobs with free certification classes  - 

 
San Antonio ISD is happy to announce a partnership with Project QUEST, a local non-profit whose goal is to strengthen the economy and transform lives by preparing individuals for in-demand, living-wage careers. 

 

“Through this partnership, SAISD now offers more than 40 certifications free of charge to SAISD community adult education students, SAISD high school graduates, SAISD parents, and SAISD classified employees,” said Darlene Volz, director for Adult and Community Education at the District. “We are so excited to be able to help provide in-demand workforce training, relevant workforce readiness skills, and college and career transition support to members of our SAISD community.”

 

Free training opportunities in cybersecurity, medical assisting, advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship, data science, hostility manager, phlebotomy and more and are taking place through April 2021.

 

If you are interested in participating in one of Project QUEST’s programs, see below for the easy two-step referral and registration process. 

 

All applicants must complete a registration form. This can be done online or in person. Go to www.saisd.net/ace and click the dark blue button that says, “Texas Residents Click Here to Register for Adult Education Classes.” On the next form, select “Project QUEST” under the class option section. To apply in person, go to Margarita Huantes Learning Center at 1411 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

 

Partners and SAISD department staff use the following referral link https://tinyurl.com/y9zlyrwk or email dvolz@saisd.net with referral name and contact information. This will ensure that SAISD Project QUEST candidates are processed first due to short timelines to enter the current semester of certification classes.  

 

SAISD and Project QUEST are committed to aiding all qualified candidates achieve their goals. Participants in these free program options can gain increased income and job retention, job placement, career coaching, connections to in-demand industry recognized certifications, as well as increased college and career readiness skills, increased digital literacy, and if applicable, the ability to attain American citizenship and English proficiency. 

 

Project QUEST is a nationally recognized workforce strategy with a 26-year history of successfully planning and implementing training programs for professional, high-paying jobs that enhance the economic competitiveness of San Antonio. QUEST has served over 7,000 participants. QUEST now boasts an 89% completion rate for its participants.

 

For assistance or additional information, please call Mark Sanchez at 210-554-2453 or email Darlene Volz at dvolz@saisd.net. Certification classes are filling up fast! See flyer below.


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Adult Education Literacy (AEL)
The Adult Education Literacy (AEL) program embraces success for all adult learners, helping them define what success means to them in order to guide them on a path toward continued improvement and growth. The program’s mission is to ensure that all adults who live in San Antonio have the skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community.

Services offered under the Adult Education program are free of charge to the community and include the following:

  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE)/GED® preparation;
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)/ASE/GED® for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients;
  • Adult Basic Education (Mathematics, Reading and Writing) - class offered in English and Spanish;
  • English as a Second Language (ESL);
  • English Literacy Civics (EL Civics);otherwise known as U.S. Citizenship;
  • Post-secondary education and training (Transitions); and
  • Distance Learning (self-paced online course).

Specialized services include:

  • Integrated Education Training (IET) career training combined with workforce preparation and academic support;
  • Integrated EL CIVICS (ESL/EL CIVICS/Career Training); and
  • Employer partnership with Plumbers & Pipefitters Union: Contextualized TXCHSE or ESL based on employer needs.

All programs emphasize English language competency, basic and secondary skills in reading, writing, math, problem-solving and workplace literacy.

Community Education
The SAISD Community Education program identifies, assesses and promotes the learning needs and interests of the community by building relationships with families and local community businesses. The goal is to create partnerships with families and community members that will increase participation in family enrichment activities. The program is designed to raise student academic performance, attendance, and retention which strengthen the community and increase opportunities of an improved quality of life. In collaboration with over 45 community partners, SAISD offers free community education classes in the following strands:

  • Family Literacy
  • Healthy and Active Lives
  • Financial Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • College & Career Exploration to include TSI Prep
  • Community Enrichment and Leadership

Community member attendance in these classes enhance and upgrade employment skills and provide exposure to resources and support from the community that markedly increase participant self-confidence and advance their education, which allow them to assist their children academically and be a role model for family and friends.

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