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Hopelink Adult Education offers two programs: GED/High School+ and English for Work.
In these programs, students attend classes, complete assignments independently, and receive one-on-one support and career advising.
Both programs are free, and students receive all the learning materials they will need to participate.
Some classes are offered in person at Hopelink centers, and some classes are offered online via Zoom. If needed, students can borrow a Hopelink computer to attend Zoom classes.
In GED/High School+, students prepare to pass the GED exams or complete work to earn credits toward their high school diploma. Visit the GED/High School+ webpage to learn more.
In English for Work, students prepare for employment in the United States and improve their English language skills. Visit the English for Work webpage to learn more.
We strive to be a welcoming place for all adult learners. We welcome people of all races, colors, national origins, abilities, religions, genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
We believe that each person has valuable experience and skills. Our learning environment creates opportunity for people to identify the unique skills they already have, practice new skills, and reach their goals.
“I like the fact that I could work at my own pace. I feel like I learned so much compared to other times in my life. The class is fun and supportive.”
-GED/High School+ student
“The class gives the feeling to belong somewhere and share your thoughts and ideas in English with each other.”
-English for Work Student
“I like that every time I need help there is someone to help me. I feel good about myself and what I am learning.”
-GED/High School+ student
“Thank you for bringing me to my dream life. I know all Hopelink teachers care about me deeply. When I feel tired and want to give up, l can see your faces in my head. I also know l am lucky as a new immigrant because l have support from Hopelink.”
-English for Work Student
GED is a way for people who did not receive a high school diploma to earn a secondary school credential. The GED is made up of four exams which measure knowledge and skills that are expected of high school graduates. The exams are Reasoning through Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. High School+ is a way to earn a high school diploma by filling in gaps on your high school transcript. Both are great options! Hopelink’s GED/High School+ teacher can help you decide which option is best for you.
We offer "English for Work" classes. These classes focus on helping people improve their English language skills to prepare for employment in the U.S.
Most of our classes are designed for students with high-intermediate level English skills or higher. Classes for beginning and low-intermediate level English skills are offered periodically. At orientation, students take assessments to identify their English level. Teachers help students determine if we have a class available that meets their learning needs.
Our students come from a variety of countries and cultures. Some are working and hope to get a better job. Some are parents. Some have been out of school for a long time. Some are new to the Seattle area. Whatever your situation, you are welcome in our classes!
Our goal is to connect each student to resources that can help them reach their goals. Hopelink’s Adult Education team encourages students to utilize the variety of services that are offered at Hopelink Centers. We work hard to be knowledgeable about community resources and events such as low-cost health services, parenting resources, hiring events, job training programs, English language classes, etc. We train volunteers to serve as advisers and advocates who provide one-on-one support to students. We also offer free online learning resources to empower students to learn independently, and we provide scholarships for students to take the GED tests.
Hopelink Adult Education is a part of the community and technical college system in Washington State. We work closely with local colleges, and we are happy to help our students get connected to a college program that is right for them.
Students participate in English for Work classes for one quarter, or approximately 10 weeks.
Students study in GED/High School+ classes for as short or as long as they need. Each student is different and will need a different length of time to earn a GED or high school diploma.
Classes are free! However, they do “cost” time and dedication! We encourage students to work hard to reach their goals. We believe everyone can succeed!
There are morning and evening options available to suit your needs. For details, visit the GED/High School+ and English for Work pages.
It’s easy! To get started in GED/High School+, contact Debbie at 425-457-9685 or GED@hopelink.org.
To get started in English for Work, contact the registration team at 425-250-3007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friendly staff are ready to help you and answer your questions!