DeKalb County School District expands Adult Education Program

Cheryl Watson-Harris

    Recruitment for adult learners to begin in June

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been selected by the Technical College System of Georgia’s Office of Adult Education as an adult education provider for 500 adults who will be able to earn a GED and obtain English language acquisition services, family literacy and support for post-secondary learning.

“We are thrilled to provide these services to hundreds of adult learners. It is our mission to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence, and that includes adult learners,” said DCSD Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris.

The district’s Adult Education Program aims to provide various opportunities that will offer support as a springboard for adult learners to higher education, better-paying jobs and rewarding career paths. One of the benefits of parents and guardians obtaining a GED is the experience of using the academic skills that they learn in adult education classes to assist their children with assignments at home, officials said..

“I am so very excited to hear of the expansion of this important program offering of the District.  The District remain committed to meeting the needs of our families, to include parents and siblings of our students,” said DCSD Board of Education chairwoman Vickie Turner. “When you educate a student, you are educating a family, and it’s obvious that DeKalb County School District understands this very well. I commend the Superintendent and our leadership team as they endeavor to seek partnerships and provide viable solutions to the needs of the families that we serve.”

The program’s recruitment and registration process will begin in June via a link on DCSD’s and Parent and Family Engagement Department’s website and social media platforms. The program begins July 1, 2021. For more information, contact Narva Dunlap, at 770-865-3750 or email family_engagement@dekalbschoolsga.org.

 

 

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