Skip to Content

COVID-19 Alert

Highland Community College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) illness in our district and state. The Highland emergency management team has established a COVID-19 Task Force... continue reading

Adult Education

Adult Education

Highland Community College Adult Education serves individuals who live in Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle and Stephenson Counties who are looking for their GED® or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Available services through the Adult Education program are GED® Preparation classes, basic literacy, and math skills development classes, ESL classes, and one-on-one tutoring.

The Adult Education staff meets with students to understand their personalized academic goals, and then assess which classes and programs best meet these goals.

Free classes are offered in various locations. For more information call 815-599-3460.

Available Services

GED Preparation Classes
Classes prepare you for GED testing as well as improving basic skills.

ESL Classes
Classes for foreign-born students to help improve English language skills

One-on-One Tutoring
For more information call 815-599-3538.

To register call 815-599-3560.

picture of Bernard Hicks

Bernard Hicks

“These people make the world more positive, and I want to be part of it. Tutoring is just plain fun!”

Bernard Hicks has been tutoring low level math students since 2010. Hicks combats his students’ math fears and frustrations with a mix of humor, enthusiasm, wisdom, and interest in their everyday lives.

Students enjoy working with Hicks because of his ability to establish rapport and help them understand math. One student voiced his appreciation when he said that Hicks is a friend in addition to being a tutor.

Hicks states, “The people I’ve met are super people needing a hand up. They are good people.”


Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


Translate »