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Adult Secondary Education Program

Adult Secondary Education Program

Welcome to the John A. Logan College site for the Adult Secondary Education Program (ASE)! This program was developed for students ages 16-21 who want to complete high school with a diploma. Our hope is to help students take charge of their education and get on the way to reaching academic and personal goals. This program offers a fresh start and our staff is very supportive of positive efforts. Please contact us by phone or email if we can help you or someone you know.


The program is offered to students who:

  • Are no longer attending regular high school
  • Are at-risk of school failure in their traditional school environment
  • Are between the ages of 16-21
  • Obtain written permission from home/sending high school principal to attend ASE
  • Are reading at a 9.0 reading level or higher

The ASE program offers the following services:

  • An intensive, comprehensive program for dropout/potential drop out youth, including education, counseling, and enrollment in the Early School Leaver Transition Program (ESLTP)
  • An education program allowing students the opportunity to earn credit toward high school graduation
  • A program of counseling and support for students, parents, and staff
  • Assessment and counseling in academic, vocational, and life skill areas
  • Evening and summer Credit Recovery

Final decisions regarding admissions will be made by the John A. Logan College Adult Secondary Education Staff, following student pre-screening/registration, student and parent interview, and approval/referral from sending high school. For more information contact:

  • Gina Simpkins
  • ASE Counselor
  • Carterville Campus
  • Office H105
  • (618) 985-3741
  • Extension: 8415
  • Email:


Early School Leaver Transition Program

The Early School Leaver Transition Program (ESLTP) is specifically aimed at helping out of school youth become reoriented and motivated to complete their education by allowing students to participate in adult education instruction as well as career and work training activities. Only those youth who demonstrate a willingness to meet both goals and who are able to benefit from such a program are selected.

The program is offered to students who:

  • Are between the ages of 16 – 24.
  • Are not currently attending traditional high school.
  • Have a TABE Reading and Math score at or above the 8.0 grade level equivalency.

The program provides the following services:

  • Assessment and counseling in career and life skill areas.
  • Exploration of post-secondary training options by job or class shadowing.
  • Develop a Career Portfolio.
  • Receive job-search assistance.
  • Earn credit toward high school completion.

For further information contact:

  • Amy Biley
  • ESLTP Coordinator
  • Carterville Campus
  • H Building 107D
  • (618) 985-3741, 549-7335, 937-3438,542-8612, 800/851-4720, or TTY 985-2752
  • Extension 8264