Monday, October 25, 2010


Please be sure to share this flyer with anyone you know who needs their GED....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The Grenada Adult Education Center's first ever GED Express class students completed their studies earlier this month. Participants were selected for this class by Grenada ABE Director and Express class instructor Cindy Heimbach based on their assessment scores in August. On October 12th, they celebrated the fact that 100% passed all of the GED subject area tests that they attempted as part of the class. Ten of the twelve GED Express class students earned their GED by the end of the 8-week class. Express class students pictured are (front, l-r -- Ashley Leach, Gloria Brewer, and Tanesha Simpson; back -- David Adams, Angela Tucker, John Walker, Greg Winters, and Tony Cotton). Two students have subject area tests still to take this fall.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Our sincere thanks to the Grenada City Council, City Manager, Mayor, Director of Finance, and any other local leaders involved in their appropriation to support adult literacy program operations for the 2010-11 fiscal year. They have budgeted for level funding compared to last year. In these difficult economic times, we appreciate our local leaders illustrating the link between employment and economic development and our local workforce and adult skill level needs by continuing their support. Be sure to thank our local leaders each time you see them. NOTE: See the Sept. 20th post thanking the County Supervisors for their support.


Please note under "Upcoming Events" in righthand column on this web page that the Grenada Adult Education Center will be closed on Monday, October 11th, for Fall Break.

We will reopen on Tuesday, October 12th, with new student orientation for our next session of free adult literacy, adult basic skills, and GED-prep classes. Morning classes will begin at 8:00 a.m on Oct. 12th and evening classes at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday morning classes are from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Tues./Thurs. evening classes are from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Students must be on time to orientation on Tuesday to participate in assessments to determine class placement based on individual learning needs in each subject area.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and must be officially withdrawn from K-12 school. For more information, call 227-6101 or 226-7462.

If you know adults who need a GED or to learn to read, please send them our way!

New resource for Grenada Adult Education Center students & tutors

New Readers Press, the publishing division of Proliteracy, now offers online access to News for You, a newspaper for adult learners. Seven new stories are posted weekly. Based on world and national news events, these articles are written at reading levels 3-6 and ESL levels high-beginning and low-intermediate. One advantage of the online version is that audio is available. We have subscribed for the Grenada Adult Education Center through mid-May 2011. The website is If you are an adult learner or volunteer tutor here, email for the subscription password. Volunteers, you are welcome to use the computers in Room 5 (tutoring room) for this purpose. Also on the website, at the bottom right under "Paper Subscribers" is a PDF file of the Instructor's Guide for the current issue. Volunteer tutors please note that we also receive 10 weekly classroom paper copies and one Instructor's Guide. See John McGee if you are interested in sharing one of his classroom copies with your student. PLEASE NOTE: News for You does not publish the week of Thanksgiving. It also does not publish the last three weeks of the year: the week before Christmas, the week of Christmas, and the week after Christmas.