St. Mark Youth Enrichment

1201 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 Phone:(563)582-6211 Fax:(563)582-0220

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What Parents Should Look for in an Afterschool Program

St. Mark values Adult Education and wants to assist the parents of our program in finding the education opportunities that meet their needs.  The Dubuque NICC Center Located in downtown Dubuque at the base of the Town Clock, the Dubuque Center is a comfortable, accessible and friendly place to find the educational support you need. Whether you want to start college, finish a high school equivalency degree (HSED) or train for a career change, the Dubuque Center will help you explore the options and reach your goals. Classes and adult education/literacy services are offered year-round with daytime and evening options.

The Dubuque Center features five smart classrooms, a video conference classroom, a teaching computer lab and four traditional classrooms. The facility also houses a learning center with 22 computers for student use and a certified testing center that provides academic and professional assessments.Services at the Dubuque Center include: 
  • An on-staff enrollment specialist to assist with admission, financial aid, advising and registration 
  • On-site career coaches to assist with career planning, college readiness issues and wrap-around support
  • Personal counseling services 
  • Support for students with disabilities 
  • Approximately 50-60 college class sections offered per semester 
  • High school equivalency diploma (HSED) preparation and testing 
  • Re-engage Dubuque, a partnership with Dubuque Community Schools to return high school drop-outs to education 
  • High school correspondence courses English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes 
  • Tutoring for math, writing and computer skills
  • Dyslexia tutoring in partnership with Unified Therapy of Dubuque for children, teens and adults Brush-up classes to refresh academic skills in math, reading and writing - See more at:
If you would like any assistance with getting in touch with someone to assist with your Adult Education, please contact Amanda Avenarius at 563-582-6211 ext. 105