Collin Adult Education and Literacy

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Collin Adult Education and Literacy, Education Website, 2000 N CENTRAL Expressway, Plano, TX.

We proudly serve Collin County by providing English as a second language (ESL), High School Equivalency (HSE), GED preparation, Citizenship Classes and Career Pathway classes (higher education).

Operating as usual


Collin AEL is open tomorrow with the following exceptions: Morning (9am) classes held at Plano ISD and CRUMC are canceled. Afternoon (12pm) and evening (6pm) classes for Plano ISD, Wylie ISD, and CRUMC will be held via Zoom. Please check your email for more information.


Student Success Testimonial 🙏

"I had initially joined the Collin County Adult Education and Literacy program to learn English and prepare for the US citizenship interview. I had been attending regularly and even received a perfect attendance certificate. The dedication of my teacher Ms. Salma made the whole process even more enjoyable for me to learn. I recently passed my citizenship test and am looking forward to the oath ceremony. Thank you Collin AEL!" ~Tasneem Ashraf

We are always so proud of all of our students!


¡Quedan algunos lugares para que USTED se inscriba en nuestra próxima clase de soldadura en español! ¡Si está interesado/a, complete el formulario usando el código QR en el volante!
Llámenos al 972.349.4550 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] para obtener más información. ¡Las clases comienzan pronto!

Photos from Plano Independent School District's post 06/28/2023

We are so grateful to have such amazing community partners. Thank you Plano Independent School District for your dedication and support. We couldn't do it without you!


Today we celebrate the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the U.S. were informed of their freedom.

At Collin AEL, we act on this enduring freedom through our believe that access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and is imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. Collin AEL serves as a beacon of hope for preserving access to higher education and success for all students, particularly students of color, low-income students, and other historically underrepresented student populations.


All you dad's and father figures out there, Hey, Happy Father's Day!!

Photos from Collin Adult Education and Literacy's post 06/15/2023

Did you know that Grayson College provides Adult Education classes and services to four counties in the great State of Texas? We do, and we are so proud to serve over 2,000 adults every year who are seeking to get ahead in life by finishing high school, improving their English or brushing up on math and reading skills to return to school!
So if you live in Collin, Cooke, Fannin or Grayson county and are ready to change your life for the better, we're here to help. Visit to get started.


Get unstuck by earning your GED or improving your English! Our classes are FREE, and we'll help you celebrate every success along the way!! Visit to get started; we are always enrolling students!

Collin County Jail program aims to reduce recidivism 06/06/2023

Thank you to Susan McFarland at The Dallas Morning News for the recognition of our partnership with the Collin County Sheriff's office to provide life skills and GED preparation classes via project IGNITE! It is our honor to be a part of new beginnings and a better way of life in Texas's first Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education (IGNITE) program.

Collin County Jail program aims to reduce recidivism Collin County Jail launches educational program for inmates


It's hard to learn a new language. We welcome English Language Learners with open arms and respect for the challenge they confront. Enrolling brave souls today and every workday of the year! Visit to get started.


"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them."- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Let us not forget all that was lost to gain what we have today.


I asked chatGPT to create a haiku, a specific type of Japanese poem which has 17 syllables divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, on the value of learning and voila! I think our AI friend is right - Learning's gifts do endure!

GED, ESL and adult ed classes do not/not break for the summer and we are ALWAYS enrolling students. Visit to get started on your free, enduring gift of learning!


💙💙💙💙 this photo of two men who are sharing the joy of accomplishment. One who earned himself a GED diploma and the other whose purpose as the College President has been fulfilled. When you succeed; we succeed. It's not just words. We mean it.

Photos from Collin Adult Education and Literacy's post 05/23/2023

Returning to college after being out of school for a while? We can help make your transition MUCH easier. Check out these tips and then visit to get started on a GREAT start!


Your time to rise has come and your place is here at Collin AEL. GED and ESL classes run year round at NO COST. Visit today to rise again and seek your personal glory.


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and while our focus is adult education we also support the mental well-being of our students by improving their communication skills and connections to the community. Mental Health matters for all of us and even seemingly little initiatives like adult education can make a huge positive impact. 💚💚💚


You have goals; we have goals too. With just over a month to go in our year, we are 89% of the way to reaching our goals for serving you! Our classes are already FREE so we can't make a better deal to get you in here, but if you wanted to help us meet our 2023/2024 goal, now would be a great time to enroll 🤩! Visit to get started!


Just one week ago we gathered to celebrate our incredible GED graduates and English Language Learners who have made significant gains in language acquisition. Put yourself here in December. Classes are FREE and we enroll students year round. Visit to get started. Congratulations to this incredible group of achievers!!


As we move on from last week's graduation it's time to sow again. Join us in planting yourself at Collin Adult Education in classes where we'll help you grow and then reap the rewards!


Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there pouring into generation after generation!! Collin Adult Education is with you all the way with adult education classes to help you improve your English, graduate high school or launch your college journey!


TONIGHT!!!! Eeek!!! So Excited!!🎉🎈🎊💙

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It's that time! 🎓 Tonight's Grayson College, Center for Workplace Learning ceremony and tomorrow's commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Grayson College YouTube channel.

Watch here:

Timeline photos 05/09/2023

YES!! Watch and cheer our graduates and English language learners from anywhere you can stream YouTube. AEL/CWL Graduation & Recognition ceremony takes place Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm!

This week. 🎓💙

All Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Grayson College Youtube Channel! Be sure to subscribe to get alerts when we go live!

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It's our favorite week of the year!! Thank goodness it actually comes around twice a year 🤪😅! This Thursday at 6:30 pm at Grayson College's main campus in Denison, we'll be celebrating our graduates and those who have made great gains in learning English. All are welcome!


Start right now! Become who and what you have the potential to be, and let us help with ESL and GED classes to get you on your way. All classes are pre-paid -- no cost to you! Visit and share you details so we can reach out with more info!


It's often referred to as 'the GED', but actually the GED exam covers four subjects broken into four separate exams. To earn a high school equivalency diploma through GED testing the student must earn a passing score on all four GED subject exams.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! We're here to help with experienced instructors who know how to help you conquer the GED. Visit, share your details with us and we'll contact you to get you started. You can do this! We'll help!


Ever wondered why GED classes are called ADULT Education? In Texas attendance in school in compulsory until the individual reaches the age of 19 or they graduate, whichever comes first. There are, of course, multiple exceptions to this statue, and some GED students in our program are as young as 16.

If you're wondering if the GED is right for you, share you contact details at We'll give you a call and explain the options to help you find the best way forward.

Photos from Collin Adult Education and Literacy's post 04/11/2023

We are returning to Harrington Library! Come register on April 24th at 6:15 pm if you are a new student in our program and share with your friends.

¡Regresamos a la biblioteca de Harrington! Ven a registrarte el 24 de abril a las 6:15 pm si eres un estudiante nuevo en nuestro programa y comparte con tus amigos.


Everyone messes this up from time to time, and I do mean everyone- native and non-native English speakers alike!


Teacher's pet knows that you give an apple to the teacher not a apple! And if you're in Texas it's an armadillo not a armadillo!
Learn more about "a" and "an" and all the ways that English is unique in one of our English as a Second Language classes. Contactless enrollment is possible and classes are ALWAYS accepting new students! Call 972.349.4550 today.

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Collin County Adult Education and Literacy is a Texas Workforce Commission funded program (TWC).

We proudly serve Collin County by providing English as a second language (ESL), High School Equivalency (HSE), GED preparation, Citizenship Classes and Career Pathway classes (higher education).

Our classes are offered in the areas of English language, math, reading, and writing instruction designed to help improve the students’ basic skills and acquire the necessary knowledge to succeed in the workforce.

The program offers classes and student enrollment all year around.

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2000 N CENTRAL Expressway
Plano, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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