English language classes, High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas, workforce certifications, and more

Community programming designed to improve lives in central Indiana

Literacy Foundations

Literacy Foundations is designed to help native English-speaking adults develop basic reading and writing skills to achieve specific literacy goals.

Indy Reads is the only adult education organization in Indiana that formally serves these students.

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High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE)

Fourteen percent of Hoosier students did not graduate from high school in 2022. Our in-person and virtual HSE classes prepare students to earn their HSE diploma by covering all five subjects in the HiSET exam (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science). 

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HSE graduate Rebecca S. with HSE Instructor, Anne Beal.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Our fastest-growing program, ELL classes support adult learners who are learning English as a new language.

We are proud to serve learners at all levels of the English literacy spectrum as they develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension skills to unlock their economic and social potential.

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Our industry-recognized Paraprofessional and Customer Service certifications help adults in central Indiana stand out in today’s competitive job market.

These programs provide preparation for qualifying exams and personalized support. Customer Service participants have the opportunity to complete a paid internship in our community bookstore.

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Photo of Lay C., a Customer Service Certifications Program student, working in Indy Reads community bookstore.
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