UNM Los Alamos

High School Equivalency (HSE) & English as a Second Language (ESL)

High School Equivalency (HSE) & English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides services in a campus-based learning center and is designed to improve the educational level of adults, out-of-school youth, and non-English speaking persons sixteen (16) years of age and older. Eligible students are individuals seeking to prepare for life, work, or post-secondary education with skill levels below the college level and who have the ability to benefit from the instruction.

The UNM-Los Alamos Adult Learning Center provides free classes, instructional materials, tutoring, and a computer practice lab for learning English as a Second Language (ESL), preparation for a high school equivalency credential, and preparation for college and a career. Services include instruction in reading, writing, and math, all levels of ESL instruction, and introduction to essential job skills for the workforce. 

You may download and print the enrollment form using the link below. Fill it out and bring it with you to your first class session, or email it to LNash@unm.edu. Students need to answer ALL questions. Registration and enrollment is ongoing. New students will take a placement test and pre-test when they begin classes. 

 

Underage Permission Form

 


Fall 2024 HSE, Skills Building, and ESL Class Schedule

FALL Class Schedule: August 12 - December 20, 2024
Required Orientation: August 5 - August 8, 2024
Contact: LNash@unm.edu
Fall 2024 HSE, Skills Building, and ESL Class Schedule Table

Classes

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

College & Career Skills*
Madeline Hernandez

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

Beginning ESL
Claudia Ress

9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-11 Hybrid

9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-11 Hybrid
9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-11 Hybrid
9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-11 Hybrid

Advanced ESL & Civics

9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-17 Hybrid

9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-17 Hybrid
9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-17 Hybrid
9:00 am - 10:30 am
B-17 Hybrid

Intermediate ESL

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17

High School Equivalent
Claudia Ress

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid

Beginning/Intermediate ESL
Madeline Hernandez

 

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Thunder
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Thunder

Beginning/Intermediate ESL

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mesa Library Hybrid

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mesa Library Hybrid

HSE Delancey
Sally Benson

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Delancey Street

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Delancey Street

HSE Delancey
Marianna Elizabeth

Sunday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Delancey Street

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Delancey Street

College & Career Skills*

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
B-17 Hybrid

High School Equivalent
Iram Lopez

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
B-11 Hybrid

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
B-11 Hybrid
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
B-11 Hybrid
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
B-11 Hybrid

Beginning/Intermediate ESL

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
White Rock Hybrid

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
White Rock Hybrid
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
White Rock Hybrid
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
White Rock Hybrid

Advanced ESL & Civics
Madeline Hernandez

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

 *College & Career Skills classes include a student orientation, TABE testing, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, soft skills, SMART Goals, and more.
DRC https://wbte.drcedirect.com/TABE/#portal/tabe/595219/adminId=59521 

 

High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes

  • Free non-credit education courses for students age 16 and older (students between the ages of 16–17 must have a completed Underage Permission Form to be admitted).
  • Home schooled students are welcome.
  • Students can take advantage of our HSE pre-testing, small group and individual instruction, tutor assistance (subject to volunteer tutor availability), computer practice, and independent study.
  • Students may be eligible for UNM's Bridge to Success Scholarship and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships after a New Mexico High School Equivalency Credential.
  • This class prepares students for either the HiSet or GED®. An explanation of how the two tests compare can be found here.

  

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Free English Classes!

  • Classes help students improve English conversation, writing, reading, listening and pronunciation skills.
  • Students also have the option of working with volunteer tutors (subject to availability) to strengthen their conversational skills.
  • Free use of textbooks and instructional materials. Computer lab practice programs available.

 


UNM-LA Adult Learning Center Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed on holidays


Contact Information

4000 University Dr. (Building 7)
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
Phone: (505) 662–0338
Toll-Free: (505) 894–5919 ext. 338

Linda Nash
Adult Education Program Manager
Adult Learning Center
LNash@unm.edu