Adult Education & Literacy

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Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) provides College and Career Readiness to adults 16 years of age or older. Programs offered at Iowa Lakes include High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) face-to-face and online, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

AEL programs address the needs of adults who seek to earn a high school diploma or equivalency, improve their ability to read, write, and speak the English language or improve academic skills to prepare for the workforce or post-secondary education and training.

Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) Qualifications & Requirements
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Officially withdrawn from high school 
  • Meet qualifying academic skill levels in reading and/or math
Adult Education & Literacy Contacts
Steve McCauley
Adult Education and Literacy Programmer
712-852-5226 Ext: 5226 | smccauley@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Nancy Ramos
Adult Education and Literacy Instructor / Career Pathway Navigator, Emmet County
712-362-7965 Ext: 7965 | nramos@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus