High School Equivalency Classes

HiSET classes help participants prepare for the High School Equivalency Test. Passing this test can help participants obtain better employment or continue with secondary education. The HiSET exam can be taken in multiple formats and multiple languages, and it provides a number of accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs.

HiSET classes are typically held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Participants must attend four weekly orientation sessions prior to being officially enrolled. For more information, please contact Mykael Ornbaun, Coordinator of Financial Stability Services, at mornbaun@kingdomhouse.org or (314) 627-1240.

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes provide the opportunity for participants to work with trained teachers to grow their English language skills. Classes teach essentials of the language and help individuals improve in areas such as writing, speaking and reading comprehension. Participants are able to utilize these language skills at work, home and in the community. Participants also learn about St. Louis and American culture while in a supportive environment.

ESOL classes are typically held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Holidays and weather-related cancellations are determined by St. Louis Public Schools.

Participants must complete 12 hours of orientation, which includes testing and completing the necessary forms to be enrolled as regular students. Orientation sessions are monthly. For more information, please contact Emily Stuart, Director of Family Development Services, at estuart@kingdomhouse.org or (314) 260-6380.

Plazas Comunitarias: Continuing Adult Education in Spanish

Plazas Comunitarias is provided through a collaboration with Latinos en Axion STL and the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City. Spanish-speaking adults from any Spanish-speaking country — no matter their formal education level — are provided access to primary and secondary curriculum education in their native tongue. At the completion of the program, students receive a diploma from the Secretary of Public Education in Mexico.

Plazas classes are typically held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tutors and curriculum assistance are provided during this time. Study can also be done from home.

Interested students are welcome to drop in any Tuesday class without an appointment to learn more about the program. For more information, please contact Sarah Caldera Wimmer, Coordinator of Family Development Services, at scaldera@kingdomhouse.org or (314) 260-6382.