Adult & Community Education Classes
Adult & Community Education
ASE/GED® PreparationAdult Secondary Education (ASE) instruction is designed for an adult who:
- is literate and can function in everyday life, but is not proficient; and/or
- does not have a certificate of graduation or its equivalent from a school providing
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
The Adult Basic Education Program is for students who are not proficient in reading, writing
or math skills.
This term does NOT apply to individuals of limited English Proficiency.
The purpose of the program is to increase basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics,
with an emphasis on helping students develop critical thinking skills.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Instruction designed for adults of limited English proficiency. ESL consists of integrated
listening, speaking, reading and writing instructions.
The purpose of the ESL component is to provide instruction in English as a Second Language
to adults who are not able to communicate well in English. This will alleviate some of the
barriers people with limited English encounter and will improve their ability to function
effectively in everyday life.
Distance Learning (online classes)
The GED and ESL distance learning program consists of either sole online classes or a
combination of in classroom study and at home computer study. Students interested in
participating in distance learning are required to attend regularly scheduled registration
and orientation sessions. Distance Learning is an option for those unable to attend a
traditional adult education class or who would like to enhance their classroom experience.