LIFT Launches National GED Curricula


In August, LIFT launched Aztec Learning System curricula for its High School Equivalency (HSE) adult learners.  LIFT volunteer teachers and staff were trained on the new curricula over the summer in preparation for the fall semester.

The new curricula are aligned with state and national standards and ensure that LIFT’s adult learners have all the tools they need to be successful when completing Texas high school equivalency exams.  The curricula cover levels ranging from upper elementary through twelfth grade—Foundations, Pre-HSE, and GED Prep—and are deployed in an integrated classroom setting for the majority of LIFT students. 

The introduction of curricula that meet national and new state adult learning standards was accompanied by new registration processes to ensure adults are placed in the appropriate class level for both math and language arts.  Through generous funding from The Moody Foundation student workbooks are being developed to accompany the curricula. 

Thank you to all the donors who helped fund the new HSE curricula implementation, including:

  • The Moody Foundation
  • The Hillcrest Foundation
  • The Celanese Foundation
  • The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • The Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation
  • Temple Emanu-El (Social Justice Council)

LIFT is grateful for all the generous donors who support the literacy programs at LIFT throughout the year.


Photos: (Left to Right) HSE Director Karen Medlock and HSE Coordinator Schneil Clark-Dunn train HSE volunteer teachers on the new Aztec Learning System Curricula.  HSE Students hear about the new curriculum during student orientation.