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 General Educational Development examination,
more commonly known as the GED®
Test. GED preparation includes practice in the five
skill areas of the GED exam: Writing, Reading, Social
Studies, Science and Math. Students who pass the Official
GED Practice Test go on to take the GED®
examination at Second Start.
Those who are unable to attend classes can explore
the Guided Study path. Students meet twice
a month with a learning coach to design their study
plan. The learning coach provides materials, assignments,
encouragement and guidance. This may be the best choice
for "do-it-yourself" types who need a flexible
study schedule and don't mind studying alone.
Option 1: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8:30
AM until 11:30 AM
Option 2: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:00
PM until 3:00 PM
Monday & Wednesday, 6 PM until 8:30 PM
Study: By appointment with the learning Coach
does the next class start?
Classes run from September to June and students can
enter classes in September, January, or March. To register,
call and schedule an orientation appointment.
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 GED® examination if that is your goal. As
soon as you pass the practice test, you can take the
GED exam at Second Start.