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In our Community Classrooms, students work with trained tutors in small group or 1-1 settings to receive reading, writing, and math remediation to prepare them for the HSE exam or to begin the process of earning a job or promotion. Our Student Navigator can also connect students to certification programs or college education programs.

Indy Reads teachers, volunteer tutors, and AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coaches are also trained in sensory-cognitive processes that prove effective for any students that may have learning difficulties. This allows us to work with a wide range of students at almost any learning ability. These instructional techniques develop the skills needed for reading fluency, which students may not have received in traditional classes. 

Did you know that workers who have a High School diploma (or Equivalency) earn more than $8,000 per year than their peers who do not? More than 14% of Hoosiers in Indianapolis do not have their High School diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. The HSE is an alternative option for earning a high school diploma. 

Job readiness skills are integrated into the HSE Diploma curriculum, including the option to earn a certification in customer service or a paraprofessional training certification."

Through our interactive Community Classroom model, we offer programs for adult learners to increase their literacy, English language proficiency,  job readiness skills, and take a HSE test. Our vision to Make Indianapolis 100% Literate will give everyone the necessary skills for a greater quality of life. For more information about Indy Reads' High School Equivalency Program, call (317) 384-1496 or fill out this online form

Update for 2022-2023 Enrollment:

Thank you for your interest in Indy Reads programs. Our enrollment for the current program year has ended. We will hold on to your information and will reach out to you in July to start orientations for the new program year that begins in August 2023. 

In the meantime, you will be receiving an emailed link to complete placement testing. Your test results will help us determine the best class option for you when our classes open again in August. 

Students seeking ELL classes are welcome to join our In-Person ELL Conversation Circle held at Indy Reads. The Conversation Circle group meets every Wednesday from 6-7pm at 1066 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203. 

We look forward to meeting you soon! 


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