Download our 2014-2015 Academic Year Calendar (PDF) by clicking HERE. You can choose from the following courses:
Adult Education Course Offerings
PI 5.09 Program
Milwaukee Achiever's PI 5.09 Program is a high school equivalency (HSED) option for adults (18.5+) who are interested in developing their skills and applying them in the real world. The program is based on the Common Core State Standards which emphasize communication skills in speaking, listening, and writing across content areas. PI 5.09 learners are assessed through their performance within the class and projects, rather than standardized testing. The PI 5.09 program is a holistic approach to learning which incorporates career readiness and health.
For more information on a HSED, please visit: http://ged-hsed.dpi.wi.gov/files/ged-hsed/pdf/ged_faq.pdf
To register/refer a learner to our PI 5.09 program, please click here.
Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2014 and learners will receive notification regarding their status on or around December 15, 2014. The fall semester will begin Monday, January 5, 2015.
Adult Basic Education Tutoring
We offer individualized tutoring for adults working toward acquiring basic literacy skills. These skills assist our learners in leading more fulfilling and healthy lives on a daily basis. Adult Basic Education learners receive one-on-one instruction in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This learning provides the foundation for students to pursue other education and employment goals. Sessions are eight-weeks in length.
GED / HSED Tutoring
Milwaukee Achiever provides one-on-one, targeted tutoring in all of the subject areas of the GED or HSED. Learners who register with us are paired with a tutor who works with him or her throughout the process of earning the high school credential. Learners can begin their studies with any of the subject areas. Learners who complete their credential with Milwaukee Achiever are invited to participate in an annual cap-and-gown graduation ceremony. Learners also receive personalized career and education counseling from our staff as they plan for their next learning adventure. Sessions are eight-weeks in length.
English Language Learning Tutoring
We work with learners from over fifty countries and nationalities. These individuals possess all levels of proficiency in English but they all share a passion to learn and to share their own unique backgrounds and experiences. English Language Learners (formerly known as English as a Second Language learners), are given a standardized evaluation in order to pinpoint their exact learning level and are matched with an individual tutor who works with them on a weekly basis. ELL students are engaged through a variety of media and their progress is monitored by Milwaukee Achiever staff utilizing our customized language competencies. Sessions are eight-weeks in length.
GED Minilab: Small Classes for Accelerated Learning
For GED students preferring an intimate classroom experience that meets several times per week, the "mini-labs" operated at both of our community learning centers might be just the right fit! Mini-lab courses are self-guided and make intensive use of computer-based learning. A knowledgeable and supportive instructor provides attention to each member of the class as he or she works towards each test. The mini-lab is operated on a semester-long basis in cooperation with Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Our learners come from over 40 countries and speak over a dozen languages. We have lots of experience in tutoring adults to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services examination.
Workforce Development Course Offerings
Warehouse Worker Certificate Program
The Warehouse Worker Certificate program prepares the adult learner for entry-level employment in warehouse occupations. The Warehouse Worker program includes 40-hours of small-group classroom instruction and 8-hours of off-site Forklift operator training. Individuals successfully completing this program will have proof of skills training prior to applying for positions, thus satisfying the requirement of many employers for âsemi-skilled workersâ. Participants will receive a Warehouse Worker Certificate and Forklift Operator Certification.
To learn more, please click here.
Computer Literacy Classes
The 21st Century Workforce requires a working knowledge of computers and the Internet. Milwaukee Achiever offers a customized curriculum and one-on-one tutoring so that computer literacy learners can become proficient in keyboarding, email etiquette, Internet-based job searches, word processing, spreadsheets and more! Learners will find the skills they acquire in this program invaluable in the workforce and in their educational pursuits.
Bilingual Medical Interpreter Training Program
Milwaukee Achiever offers an intensive, five-week program in Bilingual Medical Interpreting for qualifying individuals (pre-requisites include bilingual Spanish-English fluency, a high school diploma or GED/HSED, a desire to work in the medical field). Our BMI program quickly prepares participants to become competent, ethical medical interpreters. Milwaukee Achiever proudly partners with one of the regions largest healthcare providers, Community Care, to offer program participants with a follow-up practicum that gives learners practical experience in the field. Unique in our area, the BMI program offers tuition assistance to qualifying candidates. The program has recently been adapted for bilingual speakers of other languages as well.
Health Literacy and Financial Literacy Workshops
Literacy is so much more than the ability to read the printed word. At Milwaukee Achiever, we offer regular workshops on topics such as:
Workshops are announced on our website, our newsletter and at our centers.