Adult Education Department offers English as a Second Language, English Language/Civics, GED, Adult Basic Education classes and/or tutoring. The program is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Adult Basic and Literacy Education. Each year, we serve approximately 400 adult students in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Classes are free to students who are interested in working towards improving skills for attaining the following goals:
Obtain a GED
Advance to post-secondary education or a job-specific certificate program
Attain U.S. Citizenship
Interested students must attend orientation and assessment/placement sessions in Souderton, but may be tutored or take morning, afternoon, or evening classes at our sites in Lansdale, Hatfield, and/or Souderton.
The Adult Education Department’s program year runs from July to June. Our ESL, EL/Civics, and GED classes are offered in three (10-12 week) semesters (fall, winter, and spring). All classes are scheduled twice a week for a total of five hours of class per week.
Classes that are also offered in the summer are ESL Conversation, EL/Civics, and GED.
Tutoring is ongoing throughout the year. Students who wish to study with a tutor must be avalible to meet for at least three hours per week.
Keystone is also a referral agency for the Distance Learning Project, an online study program for students whose schedules conflict with class times or for those who wish to participate in supplemental learning from home.
Students enrolled in our Adult Education Program are able to receive employment and education counseling from our Student Advisor. You must be enrolled and attending class to receive such services.
In addition to the PDE funded classes offered by Keystone in 2015-2016, the Rotary has generously funded an English Language/Civics class, and Souderton Mennonite Church has generously donated space for the class. Most of the students served through this grant are those who do not have transportation to our Hatfield or Lansdale sites. The instructor works with students on teaching English, U.S. government and history, and U.S. holidays and culture to those students who are preparing for naturalization.