What is Step Up™?

Emerge Education’s Step Up is a collection of adult education programs that assist adult learners on their path to a stable career and financial independence. Step Up programs include GED®/HiSET/TASC preparation, ESL, ABE and developmental courses. These programs are designed to meet students where they are in their education, increasing competency rates, while simultaneously incorporating a student’s industry interests. Our goal for students in these programs is to advance their career potential, gain industry-relevant knowledge and master transferable workplace skills.

These programs are available online or server-based and compatible with any mobile device or computer. Additionally, these programs are very cost-effective as they do not require the purchase of textbooks or software upgrades to maintain functionality.

This unique learning platform offers students the opportunity to customize their education and focus on their interests to develop the necessary skills that will help them achieve their educational and career goals. Students can customize their education to focus on what they are interested in and develop the necessary skills to obtain a career.

What Makes Step Up different?

Emerge Education’s Step Up program is the first in the adult education market space to provide:

    • Emerge Education’s College Acceptance and Scholarship Guarantee
    • Course development and student support at no additional cost
    • Proactive and dedicated student success coaches that support each student for the duration of the program
    • Career service professionals to ensure job readiness and successful transition into the competitive job market

ee-esl-course-imageEnglish as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL courses are designed for non–native speakers to communicate in English. The focus is typically on skills related to listening and observing, speaking, reading, and writing English. Courses include:

  • Easy English I
  • Easy English II
  • Easy English III
  • Grammar for English
  • Writing for English

ee-abe-course-imageAdult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are designed for adults who already have a strong understanding of English, but wish to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. ABE courses are often taken prior to entering into GED® or HISET programs.

A sample of the hundreds of lessons available include:

  • Reading Strategies
  • Finding Information in Complex Tables
  • Applying Common Rules of Grammar
  • Applying Punctuation Rules
  • Converting Decimals, Percents, and Fractions
  • Using Formulas to Solve Problems Involving Geometric Figures

ee-hse-imageHigh School Equivalency

GED®Designed for students who have not completed high school, the GED® demonstrates the student’s level of equivalent knowledge to those who have completed high school. Accepted by most colleges and business in the U.S., polices will often differ between institutions and companies. The GED® is the oldest and most accepted high school equivalency in the country.

HISET: The High School Equivalency Test (HISET) exam is the new alternative to the GED® test. Successfully completing the HiSET exam will show employers and colleges you have gained academic skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET diploma/certificate is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 of the United States.

TASC: The Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (TASC™) is a national high school equivalency assessment designed for students who have not graduated from high school or obtained an equivalency diploma. TASC will measure Reading, Language Arts/Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science, with newly created content aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

“GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED® Testing Service LLC under license. This material [or content] is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED® Testing Service.”

Emerge Education’s College Acceptance and Scholarship Guarantee

Emerge Education is able to 
offer each graduate of Step
 Up acceptance into one of the hundreds of technical, associate, or bachelor degree programs offered by Emerge Education’s higher education partner institutions. Additionally, in collaboration with the institutional partner, Emerge Education will also offer an institutional scholarship following acceptance.

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Contact me today to learn more about how our innovative programs will help your students prepare for the future.

Jim Hunter Emerge Education

James M. Hunter, PhD
Chief Academic Officer | Executive Vice President for Business Development
(M) 717.678.2949  (O) 717.214.1631