Free classes for adults

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The goal of the Evening Study Center is to support parents in communicating in English so that they can be more involved in their child's education. We offer six levels of English taught by certified Garland ISD teachers.

Our study center supports family members of Emergent Bilingual and Immigrant students who want to earn a high school diploma equivalency and better career opportunities. Through our partnership with Dallas County Community College, families can work with us to prepare for the Spanish GED test.

We offer a Civics class for Emergent Bilingual and Immigrant family members who plan to apply for naturalization (citizenship).

Families of our Emergent Bilingual and Immigrant students can also participate in a technology class where participants learn basic and intermediate computer skills.

About our classes

Evening Study Center classes are offered all year, divided into two semesters. Classes are held at 6:15-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The fall semester will be from Sept. 4 to Dec. 11.

Available classes

English classNon-credit English language classes designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes are taught by certified teachers and are available in six levels of English.500
GEDThis class is designed to help improve job opportunities by earning a high school equivalency certification. Participants will study the four subject area tests needed to obtain a GED.
This class is available in Spanish.
Citizenship Preparation: L-CivicsFrom U.S. Geography, U.S. History, the branches of government and U.S. law, this course prepares participants to pass their U.S. citizenship test.40

Where are the classes being held?

Our 2024-25 classes will be offered virtually for levels 3, 4, and 5 and in person for all levels. In-person classes will be held at Bussey MS and GAEC. Childcare is offered for in-person classes.

What is the fee to attend?

Classes are free. Parents only have to pay for two books and can ask about book scholarships if needed.

Who can register?

Parents of Emergent Bilingual and Immigrant students currently enrolled in GISD may register. Family members that live in the same household as Emergent Bilingual and Immigrant students may also register, but first priority will be given to returning participants and GISD parents or legal guardians.

How do I register for classes?

Registration for our Fall 2024 classes will open on July 16 and close on August 16. Classes start on September 4.

Register as a New Student

Register as a Returning Student

Class schedules

A teacher showing a class of adults a picture of a bag with the English translation printed on it.
A group of adults working on language projects in a school computer lab.
A class of adults works on a project using paper, pencil, colored paper and scissors.