Page 1

ADULT LEARNING CENTER OSCEOLA School District of Osceola County

COURSE CATALOG ǀ FALL 2017

alco.osceolaschools.net

407.518.8140 Online Training Academy: ed2go.com/alco


Locations

ALCO at Kissimmee Middle School 2410 Dyer Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741 ESOL—Evening Classes Only

Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) Main Campus 2320 New Beginnings Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34744 ABE/GED/ESOL Classes—Day or Evening

ALCO at Celebration High School 1809 Celebration Blvd., Celebration, FL 34747 ESOL—Evening Classes Only

ALCO St. Cloud Campus 2901 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769 ABE/GED—Evening Classes Only

ALCO Poinciana Campus 1030 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34759 ABE/GED/ESOL Classes—Day or Evening


Table of Contents Topic .............................................................................. Page Locations............................................................................................................... Front Cover Taking Classes at ALCO ................................................................................................. 2 Programs and Classes: Adult Basic Education, GED® Classes .................................................................. 3 GED® Testing ....................................................................................................... 3 English Enrichment ............................................................................................. 4 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) ................................................ 4

Online Training Academy .................................................................................... 5 Online Training Academy—Series Bundles ......................................................... 6 Spanish ................................................................................................................ 7 Test Preparation.................................................................................................. 7  Citizenship  FCAT Other Programs and Services at ALCO........................................................................... 8 School Calendar (Day and Evening Classes) ............................................................ Back Cover

As you browse through our catalog, look for these icons: LIVE CLASSROOM COURSE

ONLINE COURSE


Page 2

Taking Classes at ALCO Eligibility All persons age 16 or older are eligible to attend training classes at ALCO. Individual courses or programs may have prerequisites.

Registration and Payment All registration and tuition fees must be paid at the time of registration. You may register for ALCO programs and classes in one of the following ways:  In-person at the Kissimmee or Poinciana locations (cash, check, or, Visa/MasterCard/Discover cards are accepted). 

Online registration and payment is available for ed2go online classes and traffic school classes only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express are accepted).

Contact Information Mail:

Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO)-Kissimmee 2320 New Beginnings Road Kissimmee, FL 34744

Phone: (407) 518-8140 Fax: (407) 518-8141 Email: alco@osceola.k12.fl.us

Mail:

Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO)-Poinciana 1030 Cypress Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34759

Phone: (407) 343-7341

Course Cancellation 

Register early! Classes that do not have the sufficient enrollment one week before the class begins are subject to cancellation. ALCO reserves the right to change dates and times of classes, or cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or a complication beyond our control. In these circumstances, a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy 

Registration, testing, and tuition fees are nonrefundable.

Full refunds will always be given if ALCO cancels a class.

Please allow 3 weeks for refund processing.

Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (7:30 AM-3:30 PM) Tuesday and Thursday (7:30 AM-8:00 PM when classes are in session)

Adult Learning Center Osceola is a Tobacco-Free School.

Page 2

alco.textbookx.com


Page 3

Adult Basic Education and GED® Adult Basic Education (ABE) The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides instruction in reading, math, and language for individuals wishing to improve basic skills.

General Education Development (GED® ) The General Educational Development (GED® ) program provides instruction in language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics leading to a State of Florida diploma. Enrollment in the Adult Basic Education or GED® training programs: Cost: New Student Continuing Student

$70.00 $45.00

Class Schedules: Main and Poinciana Campuses  Monday through Friday 8:00—11:00 AM or 11:45 AM—2:45 PM  Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM—8:30 PM

St. Cloud Campus  Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Prerequisites:  Students are required to take a placement test and attend an orientation session during enrollment. Visit the “ABE/ GED” section of our website at alco.osceolaschools.net for more information. Online training classes are available for the ABE and GED® training programs. Discuss this option with your counselor if you are interested.

General Education Development (GED® ) Testing Location: All GED® Testing will take place at the Main Campus only. Cost: $128 for the full battery of computer-based tests. ($32 per individual test.) Visit www.ged.com to register for the test. All tests are now given only on the computer. * If you are enrolled as an ALCO student, you’ll receive one free Ready (practice) test and a 50% discount off of the cost of the GED® test! Location: ALCO Main Campus

Dates and Times: For more information, visit the “Testing Center ” section of the ALCO website at alco.osceolaschools.net.

www.ged.com Free practice tests & tutorials

Did you know?  

ALCO is the only official GED® testing center in Osceola County. The GED® test is also available in Spanish. For more information, visit the ALCO Career Center or go to www.ged.com.

Page 3


Page 4

English Enrichment Adult ESOL College and Career Readiness This course is open to students who have completed the adult ESOL course and to other students who demonstrate the required level of English language skills. Students enrolling in this course have a goal to enter a university or college. The class is intended for students who already have a high school diploma, but want to improve their English academic skills before going to a post-secondary institution. Location: ALCO Main Campus Class Schedule: Monday—Friday Cost: New Student $70.00 (Continuing Student $45.00 )

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) English for Speakers of Other Languages The six (6) levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed for adults who need to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Los seis (6) niveles de el programa de ESOL (Inglés para personas de otros lenguajes) están diseñadas para los adultos que necesitan desarrollar las destrezas en hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir en Inglés. Cost: New Student/Estudiante Nuevo Continuing Student/Estudiante Continuo

$70.00 $45.00

Class Schedules/Horarios de Clases: Main Campus  Monday—Friday/Lunes—Viernes 8:00 AM—10:00 AM; 10:15 AM—12:15 PM; or, 1:00 PM—2:45 PM  Tuesday and Thursday/Martes y Jueves 5:30 PM—8:30 PM

Poinciana Campus  Monday—Friday/Lunes—Viernes 8:00 AM—11:00 AM or, 11:45 AM—2:45 PM  Tuesday and Thursday/Martes y Jueves 5:30 PM—8:30 PM

Celebration High School  Tuesday and Thursday/Martes y Jueves 5:30 PM—8:30 PM Kissimmee Middle School  Tuesday and Thursday/Martes y Jueves 5:30 PM—8:30 PM

Prerequisites: 

Individuals must be at least 16 years and not enrolled in any other public school. Las personas deben tener 16 años o mas y no inscritas en ninguna otra escuela publica.

New students are required to take the CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) test upon enrollment. Test appointment and registration must be completed in person. Se requiere que los nuevos estudiantes tomen la prueba CASAS antes de comenzar las clases. La cita de la prueba y matrícula deberán realizarse en persona.

Page 4


Page 5

Online Training Academy ALCO Online Training Academy ALCO is proud to partner with ed2go, a division of Cengage Learning, to offer an extensive catalog of highly interactive career skills and adult enrichment training courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Cost: $89 (cost may vary depending on length and topic) Location: Online. Dates and Times: Courses are six weeks in length and new sessions begin monthly. Fall Semester sessions begin:     

August 16 September 13 October 18 November 8 December 13

Prerequisites: Course requirements may differ depending on the level and type of course. Prerequisites, if any, will be listed in the course descriptions. Technical Requirements: All courses require Internet access, email, and Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit the ALCO Online Academy for more information. Available Courses: For the most updated list of courses, go to the ALCO Online Training Academy link at www.ed2go.com/alco.

Course Categories: 

Accounting and Finance

Design and Composition

Personal Development

Business

Healthcare and Medical

Teaching and Education

College Readiness

Language and Arts

Technology

Computer Applications

Law and Legal

Writing and Publishing

ALCO also offers online training options for Adult Basic Education and GED® students. See Page 3 for more details or go to the “GED® ” section of the ALCO website at alco.osceolaschools.net.

Page 5


Page 6

Online Training Academy

Page 6


Page 7

Spanish Conversational Spanish (Level I) This 30-hour course is designed for adult students who have never studied Spanish. Dates and Times: Check the Training Classes section of our website at alco.osceolaschools.net or call ALCO at 407-518-8140 for upcoming classes. Osceola County School District employees receive a discount—inquire when registering. Location: ALCO Main Campus Prerequisites: None.

Conversational Spanish (Level II) This 30-hour course is designed for adult students with some Spanish background who want to improve their conversational skills. Dates and Times: Check the Training Classes section of our website at alco.osceolaschools.net or call ALCO at 407-518-8140 for upcoming classes. Osceola County School District employees receive a discount—inquire when registering. Location: ALCO Main Campus Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Spanish or Level I class. The following Spanish courses are offered online: Speed Spanish—Levels I, I, III; Spanish for Medical Professionals; Spanish for Law Enforcement; and Spanish in the Classroom. See Page 5 for more details or go to the ALCO Online Training Academy at www.ed2go.com/alco.

Test Preparation Citizenship

FCAT Reading Test Preparation

This 16-hour class is designed to prepare eligible permanent residents to successfully complete the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.

During this 16-hour workshop, you’ll refresh your reading skills necessary for achievement on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Cost: $45 for the class. (There is no cost to take Cost: Tuition $30/Book Fee $30/Placement Test Fee $25 the test. Please specify when registering if you want to sign for new students up for both the class and the test.*) Location: ALCO Main Campus

Location: ALCO Main Campus

Dates and Times: Check the Training Classes section of Dates and Times: Check the Training Classes section of our website at alco.osceolaschools.net or call ALCO at our website at alco.osceolaschools.net or call ALCO at 407-518-8140 for upcoming classes. 407-518-8140 for upcoming classes. Prerequisites: Intermediate level of English is needed to take this class. A placement test is required for those who have never taken classes at ALCO. Register in person. The following Test Preparation courses are offered online: SAT/ACT Prep 1 & 2, GMAT Prep, GRE Prep 1 & 2, LSAT Prep 1 & 2. See Page 5 for more details or go to the ALCO Online Academy at www.ed2go.com/alco.

Page 7


Page 8

Other Programs & Services Career Center The ALCO Career Center provides career planning, assistance with job search and applications, resume preparation, job interviewing skills, and financial aid/scholarship assistance for ALCO students. Cost: Career Center services are free for all ALCO students. Location: ALCO Main Campus, Building 5 Dates and Times: Office hours are during regular school hours.

Career Pathways Your education doesn’t stop once you obtain your diploma. As a student at ALCO, you will have the opportunity to work with staff members who will help you develop your own Career Pathway. How it Works:  Meet with your Career Pathways Advisor and teachers to discuss your progress and goals during and after completion of ESOL classes or the GED®.  Visit the Career Center to participate in career exploration activities to consider opportunities beyond ALCO and to create a career plan.  Receive assistance with your resume, job searching, applications, interviewing, and employment skills.  Attend ALCO workshops and events designed to prepare you for the workforce or higher education.

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Testing Center Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) is an official testing location for adults who would like to retake the Reading FCAT. Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required and you must register in person; bring photo identification or state-issued ID and Social Security Card. Location: ALCO Main Campus Dates and Times: Tests are administered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Call the ALCO office at 407-518-8140 for more information and test dates.

Test Proctoring ALCO offers test proctoring services to students who are enrolled in internet-based college classes or taking correspondence courses. Cost: $25 Location: ALCO Main Campus Dates and Times: Call the ALCO office at 407-518-8140 to schedule an appointment.

Page 8


School Calendar


Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) is a proud member of the School District of Osceola County. Inspiring all learners to reach their highest potential as responsible, productive citizens. An Equal Opportunity Agency

ALCO Catalog - Fall 2017  

Adult Education, ESOL, GED

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you