Adult Education

What is Adult Education?

In today’s economy, almost all workers need to have a high school diploma or GED in order to move beyond an entry-level position. Arizona Center for Youth Resources (ACYR) gives youth (ages 16-24), and their families (ages 16+), a chance to enroll in Adult Education classes. We want students to have a chance for more successful employment and continuing education opportunities. But what is Adult Education?

Adult Education includes:

Adult Basic Education (ABE), which improves basic reading and math skills for adults.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation, which prepares students to pass the GED test.

English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA), also known as ESL, which teaches adults English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Civics with ELAAEnglish Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) and Civics Classes For learners 16 and older who want to improve their English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.


We offer face-to-face instruction, online classes (Distance Learning), as well as a combination of the two (Hybrid) classes, for additional flexibility. Students 16-24 can also sign up for one of our ACYR Workforce programs, which offers more training and possible financial help with the GED test.

What do you need?

Are you looking for:

Classes in Central Phoenix, West and East Valley locations?
A caring, highly-qualified teacher?
Small classes, which make sure you get the attention you need?
Training to help you get ready for career and college?

Then our classes could work for you!

Did you know…

A high school dropout will earn $200,000 less over a lifetime than someone with a high school diploma or GED. A high school dropout will earn almost $1,000,000 less over a lifetime than a college graduate.
In 2013, approximately 1 out of every 8 dropouts was unemployed. Only 1 out of 12 people with a high school diploma or GED was unemployed.
The GED diploma is accepted at more than 95% of colleges and universities.

What’s the next step?

Students should call our main office to sign up and schedule an orientation.
602-252-6721 ext. 201

Additional questions? Email

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Contact Information

ACYR 649 N. 6th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-252-6721