Why do we offer these programs?
Early Childhood Education
Family Life and Parenting Education
To download a flyer about Focus Points' ESL classes click here.
To download a flyer about Open Book click here.
Adult Education is the largest department at Focus Points and enrolls hundreds of students every semester. Focus Points offers two programs: English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults who are learning English and Open Book Adult Basic Education/ GED Preparation for students who read and write below an eighth grade level and want to earn a GED.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Focus Points offers ESL classes at several locations around the metro area. Five different levels of instruction are offered, from beginning to advanced, depending on the site. All classes are taught by professional teachers, many of them with special training in teaching ESL students. To maintain quality, all classes are limited to 25 students. All students are tested before class begins to determine what level of instruction is appropriate.
Classes meet for 14 weeks and are offered in the fall and spring semester. There is a small fee per semester (payment plans and payment assistance are available).
Open Book Adult Basic Education / GED Preparation
The Open Book program offers literacy instruction to adults who read and write below an eighth-grade level. Classes are offered for all levels of literacy, from beginning to advanced. Students are tested when registering to determine their literacy level. In addition, an on-site math learning lab offers individual instruction in mathematics.
Preparation for the GED exams is a basic part of the Open Book program. Staff work with students to help them prepare for each test. Focus Points holds an annual graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishment of the students who obtain their GED.
Open Book classes are offered throughout the year. Each term lasts 10-12 weeks. There is a small fee per term (payment plans and payment assistance are available).
CALL 303-292-0770 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ADULT EDUCATION