Helena School District Adult Learning Center
Lewis & Clark Literacy Council
Still located at 815 Front Street
Provides free one-to-one tutoring with trained volunteers.
The Helena Adult Learning Center
is now located
on the campus of the
University of Montana-Helena College Of Technology
New Address: Adult Learning Center
1115 North Roberts St. Helena
New Phone: (406)-447-6387
The purpose of the Adult Learning Center is to provide for the literacy needs of adults in the community. Literacy is defined as the individual’s ability to apply reading, writing, and computational skills to a career and to everyday life. Furthermore, all staff are committed to recognizing individual needs, assisting each student in achieving his or her highest potential, and promoting the desire for lifelong learning.
Local, State, and Federal Policy
The Helena Adult Learning Center will strive to meet all policy guidelines as required and report information in a timely and accurate manner as directed.
The Helena Adult Learning Center will provide an environment for students that include: flexible scheduling, high quality instructors, and curriculum materials so students will see an increase in their educational functioning level.
The Helena Adult Learning Center will be an integral partner with referring agencies providing academic support for mutual clients.
Reach-Out Re-Connect Re-Engage
The Helena Adult Learning Center will endeavor to provide a “community of academic success” for all students throughout their adult education.
You must be 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a high school.
Brush-up is for students who already have a GED or high school diploma and would like to "brush-up" on basic skills in:
• Learn basic computer literacy.
• Improve language, writing, and math skill areas.
• Prepare for further training in Technical College or University.
• Earn a promotion in a current job.
Literacy is defined as the individual's ability to read, write and speak effectively. Our literacy program provides instruction for individuals who need assistance in these areas.
The Lewis and Clark Literacy Council provides FREE:
• One-on-one tutoring
• Tutor-training workshops and in-service sessions
• English as a Second Language instruction and materials
• Referrals to other educational and vocational programs
• Preparation for written Driver's License examination
• Preparation for US Citizenship tests
• Assistance to the Adult Learning Center
English as a Second Language
Our courses here provide assistance for those people whose second language is English. Instruction is provided in the areas of reading, vocabulary, writing, and basic grammar skills.
The Adult Learning Center is proposing that these four main areas be addressed with specific goals to be established and evaluated throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.
Program Area Goals:
- Have all staff trained in the use of the MABLE System
- All staff will access the MABLE System from their network station.
- Staff will adhere to all policies as required by OPI , HSD#1, and the NRS
- The Center’s operating hours will be such that each client would have the opportunity to attend for as much instructional time as he or she needs
- Each student will see an increase in their PAI.
- GED Testing success rates to be greater than 90%
- The Center will have an MOU with referring agencies
- Staff from the ALC will continue to meet and communicate routinely with referring agencies
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION:
- Increase attendance for all students so that they have 12 or more hours with and accompanying plan attaining over 40 hours meeting assessment requirements
- All students will be contacted if they exit the program to: