Summer Break

HSE & ELL Courses are taking a summer break during the below dates:

June 17 – July 6

Classes will return after this summer vacation. 

High School Equivalency - Free

High School Equivalency (formerly GED) and classes are a judgment free zone for those looking to practice and test for the HSE exam. Almost 39 million adults in the United States don’t have their high school diploma.

By obtaining their HSE, they will become more marketable to future employers, increase their average lifetime earnings, and opens the doors to advanced training.

This program is in partnership with Marian University.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday – 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday – 5:30-8:30 pm

English Language Learners - Free

English Language Learners is for those looking to overcome language barriers and improve their English speaking skills. ELL classes can help speakers of all ages and levels learn grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation and provides opportunities to practice and use what they’ve learned.

The goal of ELL classes is to help students improve their English speaking skills so they are able to communicate confidently and effectively.

This program is in partnership with Marian University.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday – 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday – 5:30-8:30 pm

Marian University Instructors

Valerie Jeffers

Valerie Jeffers graduated from Marian University with a Business Administration degree in Computer Systems Management.  She has worked in the Information Technology field for over 17 years.  After retiring from Indianapolis Power and Light, she joined the Marian University Adult Education Team, Project Build.  She is committed to working within the community to help the city and state meet the goal of building a highly skilled workforce.


Christopher Matthews

Christopher Matthews graduated from Butler University with a Master’s Degree in Music Composition and Theory.  He is a published composer and worked for over 20 years in the music publishing industry.  He brought his expertise and commitment to excellence in instruction and learning strategies to the Project Build Adult Education team in September 2020.  Since that time, Chris has gained recognition for outstanding success in his ability to teach complex ideas in understandable language.


Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Spanish and Journalism and a minor in Philosophy. During her college years, she lived in Argentina and took college classes in Spanish. Taylor holds a certification in Teaching English as a Second Language and enjoys working with her students to help them achieve their individual goals. She believes each and every individual is “profoundly awesome” and considers it her purpose to help those around her embrace this simple truth.


David Taylor 

David Taylor graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  He began working in adult education as a volunteer.  He has been a presenter at state and local professional development meetings on best practices to use in Adult Education.  His desire to continually help others and his unique ability to connect with students on a personal and academic level has allowed him to attain a high level of success with students of all backgrounds and ages.

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