[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Become a Student” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:35|text_align:left|color:%23002647″ google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”orange” style=”dashed”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The staff & volunteers of Kitsap Adult Center for Education (formerly the Literacy Council of Kitsap) are dedicated to Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED testing preparation, along with English as a Second Language (ESL). Using small group learning and individualized instruction, we ensure that our students not only learn, but thrive.

In 2013-2014, KACE Provided 2279 Total Hours of Instruction to 259 Different Students.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”orange” style=”dashed”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

GED Orientation

Please contact our main office (360) 373-1539 in order to register to become a student. You may also contact our Poulsbo or Port Orchard offices if you live in those areas

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Our Programs

Basic to GED

KACE staff and volunteers work one-on-one or in small group classes to serve students regardless of their starting level. Some students are working on fundamental reading, writing and math skills. Others seek help preparing for a GED (General Education Diploma) or an Adult High School Diploma. Often students have strong skills in one area, such as reading, and need support in another academic area such as math or composition. Together we work to help our students achieve their goals.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Our English as a Second Language work one-on-one, in small and large group classes, with trained volunteers and instructors. These students are foreign-born adults who need help with English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as how become an active participating member of our community. Two of our tutors have become specialists in the requirements for Citizenship exams, and work with the students and their individual tutors to prepare a curriculum for students whose goal is US Citizenship.

Workplace, Life Skills, and Computer Instruction

All KACE services are designed to help students reach their goals and participate more successfully in their community. We teach students English language skills, math, reading, and other subjects in the context of real-life situations, such as completing a job application, understanding a payroll stub, giving a child the correct dose of a medicine. Students also have the opportunity to increase their computer literacy, and are introduced to a variety of on-line learning options that they can then use outside the classroom to accelerate their progress.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”orange” style=”dashed”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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2015 Class Schedule.

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Category Location Day Timer
ESL Throughout the County Various Various
ABE/GED Bremerton Monday 9:00 am – Noon
  Bremerton Tuesday 9:00 am – Noon and 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  Bremerton Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  Port Orchard Monday & Thursday 10 am to 6:00 pm
  Suquamish Monday & Wednesday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
To enroll, please call the following numbers:
Bremerton ABE, GED, or ESL: 360-373-1539
North Kitsap ESL: 360-551-0824
North Kitsap ABE/GED: 360-373-1539
Port Orchard ABE, GED, or ESL: 360-602-0014
KACE Offices:
Bremerton: 616 5th St.
North Kitsap: Please call for directions
Port Orchard: 725 Kitsap St.
Suquamish: 15838 Sandy Hook Rd.

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Who are KACE students?

A KACE student is someone with the courage to return to school, even after 20, 30, 40 or more years.

He is someone who often did not have a very successful experience the first time around, due to learning difficulties, poverty, or other personal challenges.

She is a mom who finds time to study at home even while watching their young kids. He is an immigrant barely able to read in his native language.

She is a refugee who fled her homeland under difficult circumstances and is trying to adjust to a new country as well as to the mysteries of English, which we so often take for, granted.

He is someone coming to school while sleeping in a tent, doing odd jobs, and wondering if ever learn the material well enough to pass the GED. She is someone highly educated in her native country, which is eager to learn and advance in her new country.

He is the quiet student who suddenly becomes chatty when he passes a test.

They are all people with dreams, dreams of a better life for themselves and their family, dreams of college or a career, dreams of US citizenship, and dreams of simply achieving something they never had the opportunity to do before.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]