Register for an assessment for programming

Register for your assessment at a date and time that is convenient for you with the staff member who can help you.


You'll pay the assessment fee at the end of registration. Everyone who comes to the Shelby Literacy Center for services receives an assessment to determine how to best help them. After the assessment, we will review the results and a plan to help with classes and tutoring, in addition to fees.

Parents/caregivers for Reading Intervention children: please fill out the information in your name, and include your child's name in the notes/memo section of registration.

All classes, private tutoring, and SLC student-only events are part of a sliding scale, based on family income. No family will be turned away for an inability to pay; area businesses provide scholarship funds for programming. These fees allow us to provide training for volunteers, paid teachers, and a high-quality curriculum. 

The sliding scale for the ESOL

ESOL students, we welcome you to attend one class before payment  and attend community events at no cost. This is paid for by donations and community sponsorships. Please contact us for days and times that meet your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Services

Q: What services do you offer?

A: We have three programs: 1. Reading Intervention Support for 4th-8th Graders, to support learners in these grades with foundational literacy; 2. English for adult Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); 3. Family Literacy community themed monthly events for our students and community

Q: How can you help me?

A: We'll work to your individual goals in each of our programs.

Q: Are you working with HiSET students anymore?

A: We are continuing with HiSET preparation for our ESOL students, in both English and Spanish. 

Q: What are the schedule of classes?

A: ESOL students have a set schedule of classes. Children who need reading intervention meet after school between 3 pm - 8 pm M-Th. Other hours may be available, depending on volunteer availability.

Q: Do I have different teachers each day or the same teachers?

Students will have one teacher, regardless of the program. If ESOL adults would like more conversation support outside of class, we provide that through online and in-person conversation with different volunteers.​

Q: What is the cost?

The cost varies per program and is on a sliding scale. We don't turn anyone away for an inability to pay, and offer the same level of high-quality instruction and materials regardless of family income. Scholarships are available. 

More questions? Please email or call.

Spring 2022 Sample ESOL Classes Open to Registration

(Session 1) January 3rd  - March 10th    (Session 2) March 21st - May 27th 

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