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Keystone Opportunity Center’s Adult Education Department offers free English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language/Civics (citizenship), pre-high school equivalency, and high school equivalency (HSE) instruction through classes and tutoring. Keystone is a Title II, Pennsylvania Department of Education funded program. We serve approximately 465 adult learners annually who reside Montgomery County and along the Bucks/Montgomery County lines. We strive to help our learners succeed in meeting their goals, which may include:

  • Obtaining employment
  • Retaining employment
  • Obtaining high school equivalency (GED or HiSET)
  • Transitioning to post-secondary education or a certificate training program
  • Attaining U.S. citizenship

All potential students must first complete intake, orientation, and assessment before being placed into class or matched with a tutor. Please call or text the Keystone Opportunity Center’s education hotline at 267-663-1001 to learn more about our program and to request an appointment for intake, orientation, and assessment.

Schedule

Keystone provides year round adult education instruction. We offer a six week summer session and twelve week sessions in fall, winter and spring. All classes meet two days per week for 2-3 hours per class, depending on the class assignment. For program year 2021-2022, many of our classes are meeting remotely on Zoom, but we also have ESL and high school equivalency classes meeting in person at our teaching sites in Souderton, Hatfield, and Norristown.

Tutoring is ongoing throughout the year. Students who wish to study with a tutor must be available to meet for at least three hours per week.

Case Management

In addition to instruction, the Education Department staff includes student support coordinators who are available to assist enrolled students in setting goals, addressing barriers to persistence, and providing referrals to county partner agencies for assistance with employment, training, food insecurity, or any social service needs.

Interested students may contact our Education Department directly at 267-663-1001 or email Contact@KeystoneOpp.org.