Denison, TX- Grayson College Adult Education and Literacy welcomes high school equivalency seekers, English language learners, and those looking to brush up on their math and reading skills to register for drop-in classes for free classes on Wednesday, August 31 or Wednesday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. can simply enter the Advanced Technology building on the main campus of Grayson College in Denison to register. Registration can be done in most languages with Spanish-speaking staff immediately available to assist registrants.
Students registering must bring government-issued identification. Persons 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring their most recent school withdrawal documents. Due to the assessments required for class placement, the registration process can take up to several hours. Classes are currently offered in-person and online, and there are a variety of class times available.
“A high school diploma and strong English skills are critically important for access to higher education and, therefore, economic prosperity. By 2030, at least 60% of jobs in Texas will require some level of higher education according to data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,” explained Ashley Trevino, Director of Adult Education and Literacy.
Workers’ earnings are directly related to educational attainment and have a strong correlation with quality of life. The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that those with a high school diploma earn an average of $600 more per month than those who have not completed high school. Over a lifetime, this income gap stretches to hundreds of thousands of dollars. As the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Center on Society and Health has reported, higher levels of education lead to higher levels of home ownership, health insurance coverage, literacy family, physical activity and better nutrition. Higher levels of community education are also linked to lower crime rates and pollution rates.
PProspective students interested in free training can view a list of all courses offered at grayson.edu (search ‘adult education’). Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to Grayson College Adult Education and Literacy at (903) 463-8784.