Be a Student

How do I get started?
Call 843-747-2223.

Is there an age requirement?
Yes. You must be at least 17 years old to enroll

Where are the classes?
We have classes in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Many are near bus lines and areas of need. For a list of locations and hours, click here.

  • Main Office (Rivers Avenue) 843-747-2223
  • Downtown Charleston 843-469-2512
  • Goose Creek 843-553-3448
  • Moncks Corner 843-761-6033

How much does is cost?
There is a $30 per semester fee per student. There is no charge for senior citizens aged 65 and up.

I have a small child. Is there child care?
Yes. We offer limited child care in the Rivers Avenue location while you take classes. The early childhood program is in partnership with Charleston County First Steps. It is free to all TLA students with pre-school aged children. The hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm. A certified trained teacher is on hand.

We also offer free child care Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm.

Please call us at 843-747-2223 for details.