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​Adult and Family Education

2115 Afton Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80915


The Adult & Family Education Office is closed for the summer.  We will re-open on August 1st
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starfish.pngAbout Adult and Family Education

The mission of Adult and Family Education is to provide quality educational experiences that equip all students for success as parents, citizens, and workers. For students ages 17 and over, Adult & Family Education offers Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education (often know as High School Equivalency Preparation), and English language classes for non-native speakers of English. Adult education students who live within District 11 boundaries have the option to participate in the Family Literacy program, where they bring their children, ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, to school with them. While parents attend adult education classes, the children receive age appropriate literacy instruction.
Group instruction is provided in classes of no more than 20 students and classes have dedicated time in the computer lab each week. Adult and family education teachers are required to have a Colorado Teaching License and the Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA).
 We are currently offering programming at the following locations:
  • Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
  • Criminal Justice Center
  • Pikes Peak Workforce Center
  • Pikes Peak Community College

After completion of our program, we work to help students enroll in community colleges, improve their employment, or enter into other vocational/technical programs to continue their education.

Many of our students report they have been able to get better jobs, promotions, certificates, and degrees after graduating from their Adult and Family Education classes.

Melissa Burkhardt-Shields
Adult & Family Education
Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
2115 Afton Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 328-3001 
starfish.pngWhat We Believe
Vision:  A respectful, cooperative community of learners committed to achieving common educational goals through collaboration and use of educational best practices. 
Mission: Adult and Family Education provides quality educational experiences that equip all students for success as parents, citizens and workers.
1.  Demonstrate student achievement by meeting or exceeding the National Reporting System goals for each adult functioning level.  
2.  Offer and create programming that meets our learner's needs.
3.  Demonstrate operational efficiencies.
4.  Demonstrate a high performing team.
5.  Communicate and engage frequently with stakeholders/students and community members.
6.  Demonstrate fiscal prudence. 
Enrollment Procedures:
Adult and Family Education classes run continuously from August through June. New student registration is held each month with new students starting each month from September through April. A $50 tuition fee for students over the age of 21 is billed three times a year: in August, December and March. Students between the ages of 17 and 21 attend free of charge. Classes are held twice a week for three hours at a time. Morning sessions run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and evening sessions from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus.
In order to enroll, potential students must attend a registration and pre-testing session. Student registration happens several times a month. The registration schedule is available on the district website or by calling 719-328-3001.
Program Highlights:
  • Cap and gown ceremony for GED completers
  • Onsite official GED Testing Center
  • Small classes
  • Integrated classroom and computer based instruction 

Contact Information:      Adult and Family Education
                                        Phone: 328 - 3001 ​​

Celebrating 50 Ye​​ars of Education​​

Family Literacy
English Language Learning/ English as a Second Language (ESL)
GED Preparation/Basic Skills
AUGUST 2017 – Adult Education Classes-High School Equivalency-College Prep-Career Pathways.pdfAUGUST 2017 – Adult Education Classes-High School Equivalency-College Prep-Career Pathways
AUGUST 2017 - English Language Acquisition Classes.pdfAUGUST 2017 - English Language Acquisition Classes
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