Berkeley County Adult Education

Alicia Pressley, Adult Education Director
229 E. Main Street, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Serving: Berkely

Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • College and Career Readiness
  • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency (GED) Exam Testing
  • High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation
  • Integrated Education and Training (IET)
  • Workforce Development

Programs At Capacity

  • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Course Modalities

  • Fully online
  • In-person courses

Assessment Tools

  • Best Literacy
  • Best Plus
  • TABE

Learner Goals

  • Employment goals
  • Get a better job
  • Learn English
  • Obtain high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE)
  • Work readiness

Wraparound Services

  • Work closely with SC Works

Local Partners

  • Charleston County Adult Education
  • Dorchester County Adult Education
  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SC Works Trident Region
  • Trident Literacy Association
  • Trident Technical College
  • W International

National Partners

  • Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
  • Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE)

Beyond program offerings, we asked leaders to think more about their organizational strengths and challenges in the local literacy ecosystem. The purpose of this chart is to identify potential opportunities for partnership. For example, health literacy may be an area for expansion.

Instructional Table
Essential Conditions
  • Safe Learning Spaces
  • Skilled Educators/Teacher Training
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
  • including book access)
  • Literacy Resources (access to, including book access)
Foundational Literacies Building
  • Confidence, self-esteem, and love of learning
  • Foundational skills in reading and writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
Advanced Literacies
  • Ownership of learning
  • Self-expression
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
  • Literacy Resources (access to, including book access)
Civic Fluency
  • Capacity to learn
  • Workforce upskilling
  • Health literacy
  • Literacy arts

Additional Strengths

None not already described

Additional Needs

None not already described

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Number of Learners Served


Learner Population

  • Adults in need of foundational reading and writing (ABE)
  • Adults seeking a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Adults seeking industry-specific credentials or certifications
  • Adults seeking workforce readiness or career skills
  • Adults with disabilities
  • English learners
  • Housing insecure or unhoused

Enrollment System

Open enrollment for HSD candidates only

Recruitment Types

  • Facebook
  • or other channels)
  • Referrals
  • Social Media (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter/X, Facebook, YouTube, or other channels)
  • TikTok
  • Twitter/X
  • Website
  • Word of Mouth
  • YouTube

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