South Washington County Schools

South Washington County Schools ACCESS Program now Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium

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South Washington County Schools ACCESS (Adult/College/Career/English Language/Skills/Services) Program and Hastings Public Schools are pleased to announce the creation of Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium which will merge the two Adult Basic Education entities into one. The consortium will serve parts of Washington County and Dakota County for Adult Basic Education classes starting with the 2018-19 school year.

Programming offered by the new consortium will include adult family literacy, free computer classes, English as a Second Language and Career and College Prep classes for adults, GED/Diploma/College Prep and Life Skills classes and Paraprofessional Prep for Paraprofessionals. District 833 students in grades 9-12 will also be eligible for Credit Recovery through the consortium.

Expanding from their previous locations, Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium will now include the following site locations:

  • The District Program Center (DPC) in Cottage Grove
  • Central Park Library (Woodbury)
  • Washington County Workforce Centers
  • Century College
  • Dakota Career and Technical College
  • Tilden Center (Hastings)
  • Dakota County Jail (Hastings)
  • Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)

District 833 will act as the fiscal agent for the consortium and will do all required state reporting and collect all State Aid for the consortium. District 833 teachers will also serve both member districts. Management of the program will be the responsibility of the Community Education Directors from each district and Susie Evans, Program Manager.