Adult Education

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The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Adult Education and Family Literacy Unit, promotes and supports free programs that help individuals over the age of 16 obtain basic academic and educational skills to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Adult education classes provide a second opportunity for adult learners committed to improving their academic and career skills.

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction receives federal funds under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA) Title II and state funds (NDCC 15.1-26) to support the operations and free programs of fifteen (15) Adult Learning Centers located throughout North Dakota.

Adult Education programs serve individuals who are at least 16 years of age; are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under State Law; and who lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills; do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; or cannot speak, read, or write the English language.

Services available in each Adult Learning Center include: reading/writing, science, social studies, math, digital literacy skills, English Language acquisition for adults who are unable to read, speak or write English, workplace and career planning and readiness, and GED® preparation and testing.