Adult Education

GLA works with adults ages 17 and older who wish to upgrade education skills. Our program serves a wide range of education levels, from basic reading and math skills to high school equivalency (HSE) test preparation. GLA also helps adults who are returning to school and need preparation for the COMPASS test to enter community college.

Adult Education     High-School Equivalency     WorkKeys®

Adult Education

All students take a pretest upon registration and are placed in level-appropriate small group classes or assigned to a one-on-one tutor. Program managers monitor student progress throughout the course of study and ask students to take a follow-up test after 40 hours in the program. At that time, the program manager can make adjustments in the student’s study plan, promote the student to the next level, and/or recommend the student to take a practice test for a high school equivalency (HSE) exam. 

High-School Equivalency

GED Testing Service TASC

GLA helps prepare adults for both state-issued high school equivalency certificates, GED and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)


ACT® WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. Assessments are given in the subjects of Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. These assessments measure "real-world skills that employers believe are critical to job success." Successful completions of these tests earn the ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), a credential widely valued by employers.

Prospective Tutors

GLA is always looking for volunteer tutors for both our adult education programs and our ESL program. Find out how you can get connected and make a difference!

Adult Education ESL

Success Stories

Greenville Literacy is committed to helping adult students find success that they never thought possible. Over the past 50 years, thousands of adults have become literate, earned a high school equivalency diploma, obtained a WorkKeys certificate or learned English and as a result moved on to higher education or employment. All of their accomplishments have contributed to families that are sufficient members of the community.