Community Connections

A Southwest ISD Community Education Monthly Newsletter

May 2019

The Community Connections Newsletter is a monthly digital communication source presented to our Southwest Independent School District families and community by the Office of Community Education. In the Community Connections Newsletter, you will find information about adult education and community enrichment opportunities as well as family and community resources.

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GED® Preparation Class

The Southwest ISD Office of Community Education in partnership with the Education Service Center Region 20 offers free adult education classes to adults interested in earning their Certificate of High School Equivalency GED. This program prepares students for the GED® Test in Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning.


Class schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Class location: Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 9390 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242

Fall Registration and Assessment Dates: (August 20, 21, & 22) Must attend all three dates.


For more GED information, visit our webpage, click here to view now.

To sign up for registration click on the button below.

ESL: English as a Second Language Classes

The Southwest ISD Office of Community Education in partnership with the Education Service Center Region 20 offers free adult education classes to adults interested in learning or improving their English language literacy skills. The ESL Program is designed to help adults with communication skills in English through conversation, reading, and writing. Participants are eligible for class if they are 19 years or older with a valid ID. (Photo ID, Matrícular Consular de Alta Seguridad, Military ID or Passport)


Registration and orientation are required in order for students to attend class.


Class schedule: Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Fall Registration and Assessment Date: Monday, August 19, 2019, Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Registration Location: Office of Community Education, Building 502, Adult Education Classroom, Room #15, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78252

Class locations:

Beginning and Intermediate Level: Office of Community Education, Building 502, Adult Education Classroom, Room #15, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78252

High Intermediate and Advanced Level: Hillside Acres Community Center, 8110 Clegg Dr, San Antonio, TX 78242


Class schedule: Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Fall Registration and Assessment Date: Monday, August 19, 2019, Tuesday, August 28, 2019

Registration Location: Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 9390 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242

Class location: Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 9390 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242

All Levels: Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 9390 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242


For more ESL class information, visit our webpage, click here to view now.

To sign up for registration click on the button below.

Citizenship Course/Curso de Ciudadanía

The U.S.Citizenship Test is a required step in the naturalization process to become a citizen of the United States. This 8-week course is designed to prepare eligible individuals for the naturalization exam.

The course will offer individuals...

  • knowledge of history and government necessary to answer the 100 civics questions on the naturalization exam
  • practice on completing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • an orientation with instructions on what to take to their interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), what to expect, and how to be prepared for their interview.


Class schedule: Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Class Site: Office of Community Education, Building 502, Adult Education Classroom, Room #15, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78252

To register for the Fall 2019 Citizenship Course click here.


La Prueba de Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos es un paso requerido en el proceso de naturalización para convertirse en ciudadano de los Estados Unidos. Este curso de 8 semanas está diseñado para preparar a individuos elegibles para el examen de naturalización.

El curso ofrecerá a los individuos ...

  • conocimiento de historia y gobierno necesario para responder las 100 preguntas de educación cívica en el examen de naturalización
  • práctica al completar el Formulario N-400, Solicitud de Naturalización.
  • una orientación con instrucciones sobre qué llevar en su entrevista con los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS), qué esperar y cómo prepararse para su entrevista.

Horario de clases: miércoles y jueves de 9 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.

Ubicación de la clase: Office of Community Education, Building 502, Adult Education Classroom, Room #15, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78252

Para inscribirse en el curso de ciudadanía de otoño de 2019, haga clic aquí.

SWISD GED® Tesing Center

The official GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. After a student passes all four areas of the High School Equivalency Test, his/her diploma or credentials will be issued by the student’s state but he/she will receive a complete transcript to apply for college, state training, or use to apply for employment. All examinations are available in English and Spanish. The High School Equivalency Test will test students in the four subject areas:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 150 minutes (includes a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes
  • Social Studies: 90 minutes
  • Science: 90 minutes

You must create an account at www.ged.com to register for your GED® exam.


The Southwest ISD GED Testing Center is located at the SWISD Central Office Annex, Room 8, 11914 Dragon Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78252.

For more GED information, visit our webpage, click here to view now.

Click here to view the Southwest ISD GED Testing Schedule.

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2019 Summer Youth Program

The Southwest Independent School District Office of Community Education and the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to bring a safe, structured, high energy, and low-cost summer program to the community.

The Summer Youth Program is a program in which children ages 6 through 12 years are given the opportunity to participate in activities that include active games, sports, arts & crafts, and a weekly enrichment program in Fine Arts, Science, Literacy, Fitness, and Nutrition. Participants enrolled in this program will also be served a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Space is limited, so mark your calendar.

Click the image to view, download or print the Fit Family Challenge flyer.


Registration: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The 2019 Summer Youth Program will be held June 17, 2019, through August 8, 2019. The program will be closed July 1, 2019, through July 5, 2019. Transportation will not be provided.

For more information click here.

Fit Family Challenge

The Fit Family Challenge is a FREE 12-week summer program is designed to get families active, eating better and learning about health and fitness. This includes events and resources to help your family be more physically active and learn about good nutrition. There are free weekly workouts at seven sites and every three weeks, a family-friendly Big Event is held on a Saturday where we’ll give away a $1,000 cash prize.

You can join at any time between May and August but the more you participate, the greater your chances of winning some great prizes! To learn more about our rewards program visit sanantoniosports.org/fitfamilychallenge/

Click the image to view, download or print the Fit Family Challenge flyer.


Family Fitness Challenge at Southwest ISD

Mondays 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

The family fun starts on Monday, May 20, 2019

Christa McAuliffe Middle School Cafeteria

9390 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78252

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2019 GED Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 31st, 6pm

Southwest High School, Dragon Lane, San Antonio, TX, USA

Click on the image above to learn more about the GED Graduation Ceremony.
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2018-2019 Southwest ISD Community Education Catalogs

Click on the images to view the entire versions of the Community Education Catalogs!

We are Southwest!

The Office of Community Education creates learning and enrichment opportunities as well as provides resources to the families and community members of Southwest Independent School District. We believe in serving our families and community, every day.