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AEL Program Recognized for Excellence by Missouri Department of Education

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AEL Program Recognized for Excellence by Missouri Department of Education

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently awarded the Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program the AEL High Quality Award for exceptional student outcomes and program operations. DESE annually recognizes local programs that achieve outstanding student outcomes while maintaining a high degree of fiscal integrity in their program operations.

The Jefferson College AEL program earned the award for meeting all set targets for the 2021-2022 academic year: persistence, post-testing, measurable skill gains, and employment after exit. The award was presented to AEL Program Director Julie Johns at the Missouri AEL Directors Conference in Jefferson City.

The program is funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is the only accredited program in Jefferson County.

Jefferson College provides the following services at no charge:

HiSET (formerly GED) test preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalency) provides instruction in Language Arts (Reading), Language Arts (Writing), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

English Language Learners (ELL) provides individual and small group instruction where English is not a person’s original language. For more information about the next scheduled ELL orientation, call (636) 481-3437.

Adult Literacy Program assists those with fundamental reading skills and matches students with their own personal tutor for individualized instruction. For more information, contact the Literacy Coordinator at (636) 481-3437.

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