ISDA’s Community Learning Center and the GED Program are housed in the beautifully renovated historic Curley School cafeteria. Our GED program currently offers both afternoon and evening sessions. The afternoon sessions meet weekdays from 12-3 p.m. and helps prepare Native American, Mexican, and Anglo youth, aged 16-24 to pass the newly revised, on-line GED test. Our evening session, which also offers Adult Basic Education instruction, meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Laptops are available for students to use in improving their test scores via on-line practice tests and activities. Students work at their own pace following individualized learning plans. Other learning activities offered include art instruction, movement games, field trips, and cooking. In addition, a Work-Study option provides students the opportunity to develop important job skills while earning a stipend through placement at a local sponsoring business.
Our bilingual Spanish speaking director, Kate Hyde, has a broad range of professional experience teaching academic reading, writing, and critical thinking skills both in the United States and abroad. She has lived in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia, where she worked primarily as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer. Ms. Hyde has a MATESOL degree and a TESOL Course Teacher Trainer certification from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, as well as being a Returned Peace Corps volunteer. She can be reached by phone at the Community Learning Center at 520-387-3364 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our programs are open to new participants. Applications are available at the ISDA Learning Center or at the ISDA Office at 38 W Plaza.
Services are funded by Pima County Outside Agency, Pima County Community Action Agency, and Arizona Department of Economic Security.
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