Adult Education & Literacy

SLATE can prepare job seekers for High School Equivalency testing and help obtain diplomas required for most job opportunities.

What is Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)? 

The program can help adults and out-of-school youth to prepare for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing. To offer HSE classes, SLATE partners with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the St. Louis Public Schools, and other community-based organizations. 

How does AEL benefit individuals?

High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma is the most common prerequisite for most of the jobs, even for entry-level positions. Most organization wouldn't consider a candidate without a HSE diploma. 

How to apply?

To get started, you need to register for and attend all three (3) Orientation sessions.

Download Orientations flier


  • Participants must be registered with SLATE prior to attending Orientations
  • Students must arrive no later than 8:30 am on the day of the Orientation
  • Students are enrolled in a program after attending Orientations and completing 20 hours of class

Related Resources

For a list of HSE/AEL classes closer to your home, call SLPS Adult Education & Literacy, at (314) 367-5000

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Disclaimer: An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Service at 711.

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