Do you want to improve your life through education? You’ve come to the right place. The Claymont Learning Center provides low-cost to free educational opportunities for students ages 16 and older.
James H. Groves Adult High School
Claymont Community Center is excited to be a new site for the James H. Groves Adult High School ! James H. Groves Adult High School is a state approved nationally accredited evening secondary school designed to provide adults and out-of-school youth with an opportunity to complete a high school education and earn a High School Diploma. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
ESL, Adult Basic Education and GED Courses
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes teach foreign-born adults how to read, write, and speak English. In addition, financial literacy, civics/citizenship skills, and workplace skills are integrated into the curriculum.
Students are given the BEST Plus assessment to help determine the most appropriate class placement. Through our partnership with Christina School District’s Adult Education Programs, students may be eligible for state-issued Certificates of Attainment (COA) in both ESL and Citizenship. If you plan to take the citizenship test, these classes will be helpful.
Our instructors are experienced in teaching adults, and they are sensitive to educational and cultural differences.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
If you didn’t complete high school and want to prepare for the GED® – or if you have your diploma but need to brush up on skills to prepare for college, a training program, or a job – we can help. Our ABE classes help you improve your skills in math, reading, writing, and computers and technology. They also help you gain workplace and job-seeking skills, as well as financial literacy. Students may also be eligible for state-issued Certificates of Attainment (COA) in writing, reading, and math.
Claymont Learning Center is proud to partner with Christina Adult Programs (Christina School District) to provide the Adult Basic Education program.
We keep the cost of our adult education classes as low as possible. Reduced-priced to free classes are available to those who qualify. An initial $25 fee is charged for testing and materials.
Do you have a desire to help children succeed in school? Or would you like to help adults build their skills so they can enhance their employment opportunities and financial security? If so, we invite you to volunteer as a tutor or classroom instructor, based on your qualifications. To learn more about volunteering, click here.
To learn more about paid tutor and instructor positions, click here to go to our employment opportunities page.
The Learning Center is managed by a Master’s-level educator with more than 15 years of experience instructing elementary and secondary school students and adults.
Claymont Learning Center is open weekdays starting at 8:00 am. Evening hours vary.
For more information about the Claymont Learning Center, please contact Nicole Macturk, Senior Manager, Education Services, at (302) 792-2757 ext. 125 or email her.
Inga M. Coffee GED Memorial Scholarship
The Claymont Center is proud to offer the Inga M. Coffee GED Memorial Scholarship to help GED students pay for the GED testing fees. This scholarship honors the memory of former GED student Inga M. Coffee who believed that as long as she knew her valuable worth, she could do anything. Claymont Community Center wants to instill this positive belief and hope and help our GED students accomplish their educational goals. Students must demonstrate readiness, financial need, and exemplary effort in order to qualify for the scholarship.
A donation of $30 will help one student pass one subject test. A donation of $120 will help one deserving student pass all four needed subjects for the GED test.
Honor Inga Coffee’s memory, and help an adult open a door to the future.