• Community Education Registration and Class Schedule

     

    ESL (English as a Second Language)

    Register in person January 4, 5, 11 or 12 (8:30 AM - 11 AM or 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) for all ESL classes. No appointment necessary!

    Registration lasts 1-3 hours and will be conducted in person with appropriate social distancing measures at Community Education (Options High School, 12380 Pine Springs Dr.) Please bring an official ID with your date of birth, such as Texas driver's license or ID and your Social Security card (if available). 

     A 3-hour Orientation session on January 25th at Community Education (9:00 am or 5:30 pm) is required to start classes. 

    In person and remote classes (online via Zoom): Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday (9 am to 12 pm or 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

    Class dates: January 31-May 26

    Check back in January for registration information for GED and vocational classes.

    Eligibility

    You must be an adult  to participate in the program.  All students are required to take a state assessment before classes begins to determine eligibility and to assist in class placements. 

    17 or 18 years olds living in a house owned or rented by a parent or legal guardian must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign the enrollment form and bring documentation of withdrawal from school. If not living with parent or legal guardian, the student may sign a self-attestation form.  If school withdrawal documentation is not available, the student may sign a self-attestation form in its place.

    To participate in the program all students must agree to have their personal and assessment information entered into the Texas Workforce Commission's TEAMS database and to share that information with the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  All agencies follow strict prcedures to safeguard the security of your sensitive personally identifiable information.

    Identification

    Other forms of ID include:

    • Birth certificate • Official record showing date of birth • Baptismal record • DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty • Driver’s license • Federal, state, or local government identification card • Hospital record of birth • Passport • Public assistance/social service records • School records • School identification card • Work permit • Native American tribal document • Other official documents issued by a federal, state, or local government agency, such as discharge documents from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, with date of birth included, or a voter registration card or certificate. • Other official documents issued by a foreign government agency, such as a consular identification card.

    Community Education is required to make a copy of your ID and adheres to the requirements on handling Personally Identifiable Information , such as eligibility documentation, set forth in WD Letter 13-08, issued April 1, 2008, and entitled, “Security of Personal Identity Data,”

    • Sending, receiving, processing, accessing, and storing Personally identifiable information (PII) must be performed only on approved computers, and not on personal mobile or computer devices. • Photocopy machines and scanners used to copy PII must be in a secured or restricted area. • Only authorized users may access or photocopy PII.

     

    Orientation

    The Orientation includes topics such as:

    • Information about program and collaborating organization services • Review of attendance policy and class participation expectations • Review of available support and partner services • Information about learning styles, learning strategies, and success skills • Emergency evacuation procedures • Grievance procedures • Rights and responsibilities of participants • Program code of conduct

    Orientation includes a process for establishing short- and long-term goals with students for student success and retention. These goals establish the basis for the required Individual Training, Education, and Career Plan (ITEC Plan).