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The New Normal

We are so pleased that you have chosen Union Adult Learning Center to continue your education. While this year has been so different in so many ways, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to school, virtually! From now until October, we will be monitoring the situation and as soon as it is safe to return to class in person, we will let you know what options are available. For now our enrollment and classes will take place online for both ESL & HSE.

Enrollment Continues Through August 28th

There is still time to enroll in our classes! Visit our website and the enrollment page to begin enrollment. Click the link below to get started. After you complete the first step, you will be contacted by a staff member who will work with you through the rest of the process. There are 4 steps in the enrollment process:

1) Pre Enrollment Survey

2) Remote Pretesting (TABE 11/12 & TABE CLAS-E)

3) Enrollment Paperwork

4) Teacher/Class assignment


Virtual Classes

We will begin our first quarter classes the week of September 8th. All classes will be virtual only at this time. Your teachers will give you information on Zoom Class Meetings as well as your log in to our online learning software.

We will reevaluate and decide in October if we will finish the semester virtually or if we can safely offer in person class options for our students.

High School Equivalency

What is HSE? HSE stands for High School Equivalency. Early on there was only one test, the GED test. Classes meant to prepare students for the GED test were called GED classes. Now we have multiple test vendors and tests.

Our free High School Equivalency classes prepare the student to pass the subject area tests and earn their High School Equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education. Test subjects include Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Test options include GED and HiSET®.

For more information, please visit our website.

HSE Guidance Specialist

Maria Smith is our HSE Guidance Specialist. She has been married to her husband, Jared, for 21 years. They have two daughters; Katie and Gloria. Maria has been in education for 21 years and has been a high school Math teacher, basketball, softball, track and cross country coach, bus driver, and a counselor for the first 13 years, as well as a child welfare specialist and juvenile probation officer for 4 years. She returned to education as a school counselor and Adult Ed instructor, and now the HSE Guidance Specialist. She loves dancing and sports. Working with Adult Ed is one of the most gratifying positions that she has held.

English as a Second Language

What is ESL? ESL stands for English as a Second Language. Our free classes help adults in our community who are not native English speakers, learn English together. Our classes help students improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. We offer four levels of classes, so you do not need to know English to take our classes.

ESL Guidance Specialist

Kim Barger is our ESL Guidance Specialist. She and her husband have been married for 36 years and have two children, Francesca and Isaac. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Evangel University. She has served as an Elementary Assistant Principal; taught Kindergarten and all Primary Grade levels. She joined the UALC family as a Family Literacy Specialist and became the ESL Guidance Specialist in July of 2019. Kim loves life, family, and people.

Partner Spotlight: TRiO/EOC

TRIO/EOC is funded by a grant from the Department of Education. Our mission is to increase the number of people attending college and technical school, especially those that are low income and/or first generation.

Services we provide include: GED/HISET exam payment assistance, online tutoring, GED/HISET self-study materials, financial literacy, career assessments, college choice assistance, college financial aid assistance, college admissions assistance.

Website: https://www.tulsacc.edu/student-resources/trio/trio-educational-opportunity-center

To request our assistance, please complete this intake form and then contact one of the counselors below: TRIO/EOC Intake Form

Our TRIO/EOC counselors are available to help with your Educational Journey!

October Enrollment

Monday, Oct. 5th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 8th, 8pm

This is an online event.

Students who missed the August enrollment can enroll in classes beginning October 5, 2020. Enrollment ends October 8, 2020. We will not enroll again until January 2021. Visit our website for more information.