Reviewed and/or Updated on: April 13, 2020

Adult Education, English Language Learning (ELL) and Corrections/Re-Entry Education

WTCS Adult Education and Family Literacy programs prepare adult learners to:

  • Successfully enter and succeed in postsecondary certificate, technical degree or diploma programs, apprenticeship training, bachelors’ degree, and/or other postsecondary education.
  • Attain and retain meaningful and sustainable employment.
  • Effectively support literacy development and academic success within the family.
  • Become informed and productive participants in community and civic life.
  • Become self-directed and lifelong learners.
Adult Education is comprised of several subdivisions:
Adult Basic Education (ABE) includes K – 8.9 instruction with grade levels equivalent to academic courses offered by an accredited school district in the state and that build toward the equivalent of high school enrollment. 
Adult Secondary Education (ASE) includes 9.0 – 12.9 instruction with grade levels equivalent to academic courses and acceptable for credit toward high school completion approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). ASE includes courses that are designed to prepare learners in pursuit of a GED or high school equivalency diploma (HSED) as well as prepares students for success and transition in postsecondary education.  Use Aid Code 76 for Adult Secondary Education, Aid Code 77 for Developmental Education, and Aid Code 78 for Remedial Education. 
For more information contact Mark Johnson, Education Director
English Language Learning (ELL) refers to instructional programs designed to assist eligible adults who are English language learners achieve competence in reading , writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language learners, and leads to attainment of a secondary school diploma or its equivalency, as well as transition to postsecondary education and training or employment.
For more information contact Alejandro Nunez, Education Director
Correctional & Re-Entry Education can include components of Adult Education, ELL and/or occupational skills education and training, and is often delivered in partnership between colleges, state and local correctional institutions, and other partners. The goal of this programming is to reduce recidivism and increase employment for justice-involved individuals.
For more information contact Lenard Simpson, Education Director

WI AEFLA State Director - Terese Craig, Assoc. VP - Student Success

WI AEFLA Performance, Measures & Accountability - Ben Konruff, Education Director

AEFL Open Grant Competition Information:

2018-2019 Approved Grants


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2018-19 Approved Grants - To see a list of the 2018-19 AEFL Grant recipients, please open the pdf file and view pages 23 to 26. 04/24/18 PDF File