About Adult and Community Education

  • There are two facilities that offer adult and community education:  Adult Learning Center at the Center for Academics and Innovation (in Moncks Corner) and Fishburne Educational Center (in Hanahan). We serve students 17 years of age and older, and we firmly believe that it is never too late to for anyone to achieve their goal of obtaining a high school credential, sharpening their academic skills, or learning English. All programs are available to registered students, and testing is available for both students and members of the community.   

  • Adult Learning Center at the Center for Academics and Innovation

    Cathy Rutledge
    Administrative Assistant
    (843) 899-8690 or
    (843) 723-4627 ext. 8690

    Address and directions

  • Fishburne Educational Center

    Tracy Metts
    (843) 820-3742
    Fax (843) 820-3826

    Address and directions

Phone: (843) 899-8703


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Monica Dixon-Houston

Director of Adult and Community Education

Dr. Dixon-Houston has served as the Coordinator of the Berkeley County School District adult education program since October of 2017. She was named Interim Director ahead of the 2021-2022 school year.

Prior to her roles with the adult education program, Dr. Dixon-Houston served as an assistant principal at Stratford High and Cane Bay High.

“I am extremely passionate about education, and I have the greatest respect for the adult learner,” she says. “Berkeley County is where I reside, and I am fully vested in the advancement of my community. I look forward to growing professionally and personally as I encourage our student population to do the same.” 

Head Start at Fishburne

  • Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive program that provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Head Start program's services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and establish a learning environment. The Head Start approach to school readiness enhances language and literacy, cognition, perceptual, motor, and physical development, social and emotional development, and approaches to learning to support children's learning. The Head Start approach to school readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning and schools are ready for children.

    In addition to being a Berkeley County adult education site, Fishburne Educational Center is home to one of 11 Head Start locations in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. 

    Fishburne Head Start
    Valerie Clark-Owen

    Additional information about Head Start can be found in the Head Start section of the Berkeley County School District website.