In an effort to address the educational needs of the entire family, the Adult Education program utilizes a comprehensive approach that supersedes a limited definition of education characterized solely by academics. The guiding mission of Adult Education programming is to equip students with the needed language and life skills to strengthen their ability to participate in the workforce, improve their quality of life, and enhance their self-sufficiency and engagement within the community.

The Adult Education program includes English language, financial literacy, citizenship and computer literacy classes. English language classes provide one-on-one and small group English language and literacy lessons guided by the Side-by-Side curriculum. English classes are led by trained volunteer instructors who are often retired teachers themselves. Small groups are arranged both by English knowledge and education level. Our Rosetta Stone language lab offers supplemental support to both current and incoming students.

These concentrated classes enable adult learners to improve their language, literacy and life skills unlocking new opportunities for superior job placement with higher compensation and improved community involvement.

Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.

Academic Year 2017

of students improved their proficiency in English reading comprehension
of students improved their proficiency in English listening comprehension
of Financial Literacy students felt better prepared to create a family budget

Program Details

Adult Education Program Manager

Oscar Rodriguez



Adult Education aims to furnish the knowledge and skills necessary for adult learners to succeed in the acquisition of the English language and to nurture the assimilation process to the culture of the United States.

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education changes everything.

An investment in the literacy and language skills of our families is an investment in the workforce of Collier County. Together we can build a stronger community, now and for future generations.