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Adult Learning Center @ UNM-Taos

Listing Last Update: January 27, 2016


115 Civic Plaza Dr.
Taos, NM 87571

Primary Contact

Nina Gonzales

(575) 737-3732

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

Vision Statement: The Adult Learning Center @ UNM-Taos is dedicated to providing adults and out-of-school youth with the education needed to transform their lives. We teach the essential academic, professionalism, and critical thinking skills leading to success in college, careers, and daily living. Our students develop a sense of confidence, well-being, and dignity.

The Adult Learning Center @ UNM-Taos provides literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE), and English as a second language (ESL) instruction to adults at least 16 years of age whose academic skills fall below a high school completion level. Our free classes and tutoring programs serve approximately 200 members of our community each year.

The Adult Learning Center excels at educating
those in need of a second, if not a first, chance at getting ahead in life. We have been recognized by the New Mexico
Higher Education Department's Adult Basic Education Division as the "Outstanding Program of the Year" in 2015
and 2011 and by the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy as the State's "Exceptional Literacy Program" in 2008.

We have a strong commitment to serving those "most in need" with typically between 50 – 60% of students falling somewhere between elementary and middle school grade equivalencies, and the majority of our students fall well below national poverty levels. The majority of our HSE prep students, 80-85%, are Hispanic, 8% identify as Native American, and 7-12% identify as White. Our ESL students tend to be Spanish speaking, although we have served students from many countries around the world in these classes.

Hours of operation: M-F8-5

Program Status: