Evening Study Center
Our Evening Study Center offers educational classes for parents that want to improve their English skills. The goal of the Evening Study Center is to support parents in communicating in English, so that they can be more involved in their child's education. We offer four levels of English taught by certified Garland ISD teachers.
Our study center can also support family members of English learners who want to earn a high school diploma equivalency and better career opportunities. Through our partnership with Dallas County Community College Eastfield, families can work with us to prepare for the Spanish GED test. We also offer an L-Civics class to parents or guardians of English learners who plan to apply for naturalization (citizenship). We will hold L-Civics classes in English, one with Spanish support and one with Vietnamese support.
Opening up a world of possibilities!
Free virtual English classes for adults
Find all of the details about our 2020-21 English classes for adults.
- 2020 Evening Study Center flyer
- 2020 Evening Study Center flyer (Spanish)
- 2020 Evening Study Center flyer (Vietnamese)
Classes will run from October to March with 38 classes total. Each class is available on both Monday and Wednesday evenings:
Non-credit English language classes designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes are taught by certified teachers and available in four levels of English.
This class is designed to help improve job opportunities by earning a high school equivalency certification. Participants will study the four subject area tests needed to obtain a GED.
Two classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. This class is available in Spanish.
|Citizenship Preparation: L-Civics|
From U.S. Geography, U.S. History, the branches of government and U.S. law, this course prepares participants to pass their U.S. citizenship test.
Two classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. Seats are limited to 25 Spanish seats and 25 Vietnamese seats.
Where are the classes being held?
Following our district's protocol for safe school operations during COVID-19, our 2020-21 classes will be offered virtually.
What is the fee to attend?
Classes are free. Parents only have to pay for two books.
Who can register?
All parents of Garland ISD students are welcome to register. Family members that live in the same household as a student may also register, but priority will be given to returning participants and GISD parents or legal guardians.
How do I register?
Registration will be open from Sept. 7-25. Applicants will need to complete their application by filling out the class forms:
Returning participants who attended at least 80% of the 2019-20 classes will have a guaranteed spot as long as they register during the registration window. Due to COVID-19, no letters will be mailed home.
New participants can register using the new participant registration form. Please apply as soon as possible as space is limited. Placement is on a first-come-first-serve basis. A few specifics:
- Spanish GED registration:
Since space is limited in these classes, returning participants from Level 2 or 3 (who attended for at least 80% of the time) will have priority placement as long as they register within the first week of the registration window (Sept. 7-14).
- Citizenship Preparation, L-Civics:
All of our returning participants are encouraged to register. All who attended the program for 80% of the time during 2019-20 will have priority placement as long as they register within the first week of the registration window (Sept. 7-14).