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Restore Education (Nonprofit)

We offer several programs, from basic literacy and high school equivalency preparation, to workforce training and college support, based on a flexible, and individualized model, so that students are placed on a pathway to life-sustaining careers.

Restore Education we believe that everyone has the potential to transform their lives through education. We offer several programs, from basic literacy and high school equivalency preparation, to workforce training and college support, based on a flexible, and individualized model, so that students are placed on a pathway to life-sustaining careers. Check out our programs below and find the best fit for you.

Transform at-risk youth and adults into successful college and career ready students, so that they can achieve the future ...

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Rhodes - Executive Director
  • You are enrolled or about to begin an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • You are a first-generation college student or would like extra support
  • You are committed to completing your degree

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Phodes - Executive Director Send email
(210) 432-6123

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and the documentation requested by a court, and
    parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Restore Education
(210) 432-6123
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498

We can help you receive a Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Not enrolled in any K-12 school system
  • Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma)
  • Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment)
  • Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment)

Age-specific requirements:

  • 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license or rental agreement) he/she lives separate from parent/guardian.
  • 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
  • 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Restore Education
(210) 432-6123
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498

Restore Education’s college readiness program bridges this gap by putting college preparation in reach for students across Bexar County. With our help, students are less likely to end up in remedial courses and more likely to persist in college.

Go at your own pace. Create your own schedule with our evening and weekend hours. Take your exams when you are ready

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Rhodes - Director
(210) 432-6123

Earn your high school equivalency credential (GED or HiSET).

  • You are 16 years of age or older
  • You do not have a high school credential (diploma, GED, or Hi-SET)
  • You are ready to commit and finish what you start

The program is completely free for students. This includes assessments, tutors, support, and educational materials

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Phodes - Executive Director Send email
(210) 432-6123

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and with varied educational experiences. We have a wide range in participant ages and academic starting points. If you want to be part of someone’s educational journey, come join us! Becoming a tutor at Restore Education can have a lasting impact in the lives of both the student and the tutor. In the words of one of our current volunteers, "If you believe in the value of lifelong learning, this is the volunteer gig for you!"

With ever increasing student participation, dedicated volunteers are more important than ever. To take the next steps in supporting our mission and our students, please complete our Volunteer Application.

Restore Education volunteer tutors assist students with the following:

  • Preparing students for the GED exam to achieve a high school equivalency certification. Subjects include Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Writing.
  • Developing students’ oral and written English language skills.
  • Supporting Workforce Training students as they develop fundamental math and language arts skills in conjunction with their career program.
  • Developing student study habits, problem solving, critical thinking, and test taking skills.
  • Maintaining focus and enthusiasm as students work to reach their academic goals.
  • Volunteers can also review GED essays and assist at Restore Education events.

Click here for more information.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Restore Education offers free workforce training certification programs for in-demand fields. We offer several options for earning a certification as you work towards your high school equivalency credential or college enrollment

  • You are 17 years or older
  • You are ready to move forward in a new career or enhance your industry knowledge
  • You are interested in healthcare, business, or hospitality and are ready to commit to what you start

Enrollment is free and. Upgrade your education and career prospects as you enhance your immediate earning potential with workforce training.

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Phodes - Executive Director Send email
(210) 432-6123