Adult and Continuing Education
During FY2006/2007, 72 students met the Springfield Public School District requirements for high school graduation and 139 students were successful on the GED as a result of preparation at Lawrence. Lawrence Education Center also provides English as a Second language classes for the international population located in the community. The staff in the VIA/Literacy program matched over 137 learners with tutor volunteers. The one-to-one tutoring is the support that many learners need in order to pass the GED, speak the English language, or acquire the workplace literacy skills needed to be successful on a job.
Flexible scheduling for students is another important component of the Lawrence adult education program. Classes begin each day Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. All classes on Friday conclude at 3:30 p.m.
All of these education programs are made possible through grants from the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Secretary of State. Springfield Public School District 186 provides the building, administration, maintenance, food services, security, and business services support.