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 Adult basic education
ABE offers programs for adults to improve their skills
so they can move ahead in their jobs, prepare for further
education or improve their daily lives.

Adult Basic Education

ESL (English as a Second Language)/ELL (English Language Learners)
Adults learn skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are offered.

The General Education Development Diploma (GED) program is provided for eligible adults who lack a high school diploma. The GED is the high school equivalency program that includes a set of five tests: math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. At our classes you can pre-test and study to pass the state GED. You may also prepare to take the GED exams with GED-i, an online program that you may access from the convenience of your own home, 24-7, providing support of a classroom teacher.

HS Diploma
Adult High School Diploma (21 and older)
If you are an adult who needs only a few credits to graduate, you may participate in Diploma classes to earn credits and receive a high school diploma.

Alternative Diploma (ages 16-21)
Young adults who want to earn a high school diploma may attend classes to earn needed credits. Classes are specially designed for students who may benefit from smaller groups and one-on-one instructor time.

Basic Skills
Adult learners work at their own pace with individual help on their reading, writing and math skills from teachers or tutors.

Adults prepare for the U.S.A. citizenship interview, practice English and receive citizenship application help.

Most ABE programs welcome your help in classrooms and with individual tutoring during the morning, afternoon, or evening. Contact you local district and let them know when you are available and they will talk about options that fit your schedule. Experience is not needed. Training is provided.

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