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Empowering Adults to Achieve Personal Aspirations Through Educational Skills

The Adult Education and Literacy department provides educational services to older youth and adults who aspire to enhance their educational level by preparing for the High School Equivalency test.  

Educational services offered include:
  • ESL
  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • Missouri Option Program 

English as a Second Language
The English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum teaches language skills to speakers of other languages, for everyday life. Courses cover Grammar, Conversational English, American idioms, and language-related issues associated with the naturalization process and U.S. citizenship preparation. 
High School Equivalency Preparation
HSE preparation is conducted in various locations throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available to accommodate the busy lives of those who are interested in receiving educational support.  In addition to HSE preparation, we also offer basic computer training, literacy tutoring, and life-skills classes.  For specific HSE testing information, please click here.
Missouri Option
The Missouri Option program of Kansas City Public Schools is designed to offer eligible students a viable second opportunity to stay in school and acquire the necessary high-school-level knowledge and skills to pass the HSE Test and earn a high school diploma within the same time frame as their peers. Students must be at least 17 years old and too far behind in credits to graduate with their peers.  Contact the Missouri Option office at 816-418-8906 for more information.  Click here for more information.