Community Education

Adult Literacy


Kindergarten and elementary school, then on to junior high and high school, a diploma and a career or post-secondary education -- this is the most familiar educational path. Not everyone follows this path, however. Some students veer off early; others travel from far away and enter in the middle as teens or as adults. Still others complete the path but need to re-trace their steps or learn new ones. Rochester Community Education's Adult Literacy Program becomes their new route to learning. Anyone 17 or older may chart a new and personalized educational path by entering an Adult Literacy class.

The Adult and Family Literacy Program offers a variety of programs to adults age 17 and older: Adult Basic Skills, Citizenship Preparation, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, Rochester Family Literacy and Work Skills.

Main Site:
Hawthorne Education Center
700 4th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Main Office: (507) 328-4440
GED information: (507) 328-4425
Adult Diploma: (507) 328-4425
Computer Learning Lab: (507) 328-4468
ESL information: (507) 328-4463
Volunteer information: (507) 328-4440
Fax: (507) 328-4441


Contact: Nadine Holthaus, Program Manager
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