Adult Basic Education

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The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes provide instruction in basic reading, writing and math. Most people find that taking classes is the fastest and most enjoyable way to reach their educational goals. These daytime and evening classes are free of charge, even for those who already have a diploma and just want to brush up on their skills.

People who did not finish high school can study with us and take the High School Equivalency examination, more commonly known as the HiSET Test. HiSET preparation includes practice in the five skill areas of the HiSET: Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Science and Math. Students who pass the Official HiSET Practice Test go on to take the HiSET examination at Second Start.

Class Schedule

Daytime classes:

Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Evening classes:

Monday & Wednesday, 6 PM until 9 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next class start?

Classes run from September to June and students can enter throughout the school year. To register, call and schedule an orientation appointment. It includes a free skills assessment.

How long will I need to take classes?

The length of time varies. Some learners need more time than others. Your academic skills will be assessed at registration to provide a starting point for instruction. Progress will be measured periodically and you will be able to take a practice test to check your readiness for the HiSET if that is your goal. As soon as you pass the practice test, you can take the HiSET at Second Start.

Adult Basic Education Students