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Meet Our Students


Mariah and Makayla Davis started classes in August of 2015 at the DAEC. Mariah, the older sister, was just two tests shy from obtaining her GED a couple of years prior before circumstances stopped her from attending classes. Makayla was trying to finish high school with an on-line home school program, but wasn’t making any gains. The sisters enrolled in the GED program together, which has motivated them to stick with it. They also share that DAEC’s teachers instruct in a way that makes the subject matter easily understood. Both sisters have college and career aspirations and comment that getting their GED will “build a foundation for a better future” and help them be proud of who they are while also growing as individuals.

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.

GED Preparation Class

  • Start date: January 4, 2016
  • ID: 148

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

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

  • Start date: January 4, 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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ESL en Espanol

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

Nuestro ESL Programa…

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

  • Start date: February 1, 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.

  • 8 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