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Meet Our Students

Jackie Safari moved to Durango in November 2014 from Mombasa, Kenya. She and her family joined her father, who had moved here for a job as a chef in 2013. After several months of adjusting to life in the United States, Jackie came to the Durango Adult Education Center in September 2015 to earn her GED so she can attend college. Jackie completed high school in Kenya but wasn’t able to transfer her diploma to the U.S. She attended English classes for a week and then transferred to Adult Basic Education classes and High School Equivalency preparation classes. Jackie is determined to get her GED by the end of the year so she is diligently attending classes 4 days a week from 9 – 3 pm and our evening Bridge class, a hybrid course between ESL and High School Equivalency. She hopes to eventually become a Dental Hygienist and has started on her career path by interning at a local dentist office 5 days a week.

Quality Programs. Great Results.

The Durango Adult Education Center (DAEC) provides affordable and effective education to young adults (16 & 17) and adults over 18. We equip individuals with the knowledge they need to lead productive lives, allowing them to better contribute to the local economy and the overall health of our communities. Learn more about why you should study with the DAEC.

Our students come from diverse educational and economic backgrounds and attend the DAEC because we offer:
• Teachers who personally invest in the success of each student
• Small, caring learning environments with updated technology
• A flexible, student-oriented class schedule that adapts to most needs
• Extensive support services including onsite childcare, snacks, career advising,and scholarships

Nearly 300 students each year attend classes at the DAEC. Our success is directly attributed to the many donors who recognize the importance of education in our community and our volunteers who help tutor, teach and assist with office duties and more. Contact us today to learn how to get involved with the DAEC either as a student or a supporter. Or, go to donate now to become a financial contributor.

ESL en Espanol

  • Start date: January 4, 2016
  • ID: 1294

Nuestro ESL Programa…

  • 8 Lessons
  • Level Basic
  • Commons Building, Durango
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English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Start date: August 29, 2016
  • ID: 150

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to support students at varying levels of learning English, instilling a greater sense of confidence. It is for non-native English speakers.

  • 8 Lessons
  • Level Basic
  • Commons Building, Durango
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High School Equivalency Preparation Class

  • Start date: October 17, 2016
  • ID: 148

The General Education Development (GED) and HiSET are nationally recognized high school equivalency diplomas. If you are over 16 years old and interested in getting your high school equivalency, contact us today.

  • 8 Lessons
  • Level Basic
  • Commons Building, Durango
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Community Education

  • Start date: November 2, 2016
  • ID: 149

Learning Spanish is just one of our community enrichment classes that take place throughout the year. At the DAEC, we are passionate about adult education at all levels, stages and ages.

  • 6 Lessons
  • Level Basic
  • Commons Building, Durango
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Boost (Career Transitions)

BOOST is a career transitions program. An advisor helps students move to the next phase of success by coaching learners on skills training, college and livable wage careers.

Contact us to apply