Through AAMA’s adult literacy program, Adelante, adult learners overcome language and other barriers to success. Adelante means “to move forward” and that’s what these courses help students to – move forward to higher education, certificate training programs and better job opportunities.

Comprehensive courses and flexible schedules meet the needs of working adults. Morning classes are from 9:00 a.m.-1:15p.m. and evenings from 5:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. depending on class type, level, and demand.

Due to COVID-19 all classes will be held virtually online through Zoom, with class times to meet varying schedules.

Courses are free and are open to adults 18 years of age and older who are currently NOT enrolled or attending a regular School system such as High School.


Students Served


HSE Diploma Attained


Obtained Workforce Certification



  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • High School Equivalency Preparation (HSE)
  • Office Technician
  • Digital Skills for 18+ adults (Weekly Seminars)
  • Citizenship Classes


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must bring an official photo ID
  • For some programs, Social Security number is required.

Adelante Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Adult education and literacy services are provided with support from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to help individuals find a job, keep a job, or get a better job. AAMA supports, and the Board is committed to, providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

AAMA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas Numbers: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) 1.800.735.2988 (voice) or 711

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Program Highlights

Each year, more than 1,200 adults attend AAMA Adelante classes and approximately 150 students receive the GED certificate in graduation ceremonies held in February and August.

Through these courses, students move forward to better opportunities for themselves and their families. And many, like Yamelith, are inspired to become leaders.

Yamelith dropped out of high school in 2010. She didn’t think she’d ever get her diploma.

Watch Yamelith's Story