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  • Our Mission

    The Staunton/Augusta Adult Learning Center’s mission is to serve the needs of the community by providing lifelong learning opportunities. We help students earn their high school equivalency, empower them to learn English, or gain access to career training and certification, all with the support of a caring and capable group of adult education professionals in an environment that is supportive, healthy, and safe.

    Our Vision

    The Staunton Augusta Adult Education’s vision is to be recognized as the best facility for all learners to reach their personal, educational, and career goals with the support of the Adult Learning Center’s staff and resources, breaking down the barriers that stand in the way of students having the hope of a better future.

    Our Values

    At the Staunton Augusta Adult Learning Center, we value:

    • RELATIONSHIPS – “May our smiles become your smiles as you reach your educational goals.” We build a relationship with our students. We let students know that we CARE from their first contact with us when they walk through the doors, express interest via the website, or call the front desk until the final moment they complete our program.

    • DATA-DRIVEN EDUCATION - From the moment our students walk through our doors, we employ the concept of using data to drive our objectives and achieve results.  Through the model of dedicated teachers, career and interest inventories, pre-testing to determine appropriate educational materials, regular monitoring of student progress, conferencing, and post-testing, students are successfully guided to meet their academic and career goals.

    • BEST PRACTICES - We support teachers by providing professional development opportunities to keep them informed of current best practices in teaching and life coaching.  We ensure those best practices are being followed by quarterly monitoring and reporting.

    • HONESTY - We know that it is essential to be honest and informative with students and staff to strive toward the same vision. We provide complete transparency about our goals and the processes we use to achieve those goals from the moment our students walk through our doors until they complete our program and reach their goals. We want students to know that we are consistent and do what we say we will do with our students.