Transforming your future
It doesn't matter what your educational journey has been. What does matter is your next step.
NEO's Adult Education offers many opportunities to transform your future. Whatever your goals, we're here to help you achieve them.
NEO programs include:
Adult education courses
High school equivalency diploma and test preparation
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
Citizenship test preparation
College test preparation and remediation
Algebra credit/proof for apprenticeships
New students must attend a Start Day. Check the NEO calendar for dates. At these sessions, our teachers will explain our classes and expectations. Students then take a pretest that helps us determine which classes are best for your goals. Each student receives a learning plan designed for your educational needs.
All NEO classes are free. We provide all classroom supplies.
ADULT EDUCATION AND ESL LOCATIONS
5201 U.S Hwy. 6
Thomas A. Edison
3304 Parkside Ave
454 S. College Ave
Robert A. Pastric Library
1008 West Chicago Avenue East Chicago
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have by filling out the form link below, calling our office, or stopping by for a tour.
Who can attend NEO Adult Education?
Any Indiana resident who is 18 years of age and older can enroll in NEO’s adult education program. Students who are 16 or 17 may also enroll IF they have a signed Exit Interview from their previous school. Certain documents are required for the HSE test.
Can I get my GED?
A few years ago, the state of Indiana replaced the GED (General Education Diploma) with the HSE (High School Equivalency). So yes, you can earn your GED at NEO, it just goes by a different name now.
How long will it take me to earn my HSE or certification?
It depends! Every student is different. The length of time you are a NEO student depends on a few things:
1. Your goal(s)
2. Your attendance
3. The commitment you give to studying
What makes NEO different from other learning centers?
We believe that the best education happens in the right environment, with the right leaders. NEO offers classes taught by highly qualified instructors that are truly teacher-led. Computer courses are a portion of a student's educational plan, but we know the importance of learning with a teacher and peers in the classroom. NEO also has English as a second language and citizenship classes.
What is the registration process?
Email us using the contact form on this page or call us at 219-850-4445 or stop in. Our Adult Education staff will get in touch with you to sign up for a Start Day and fill out your paperwork. You will need to provide proof of Indiana residency and a government issued photo ID.
What are the hours and attendance policy?
We have both day and evening hours to help students achieve their goals. However, students must be present in class in order to learn. We know that most students have families, jobs, and other important things outside of school. Teachers work with students to create a schedule that includes a minimum of 12 hours of class each week.
Daytime classes are Monday-Thursday, 9am to 1pm
Evening classes are Monday-Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30pm (we do not have evening classes in the summer)
Computer lab study hours are Monday-Thursday, 1pm-3pm
Can NEO help me get a job or a new job?
We can't guarantee a new job. But we do promise that through our classes, certifications, and career counseling, we can put you in touch with opportunities that you may not have had before your time at NEO.