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Adult Basic Education

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Adult Basic Education

Skills that can transform your desire to succeed into a good job.

With Adult Basic Education (ABE), you can work at your own pace to learn the skills you’ll need to pursue your goals. The focus is on basic reading, writing, math, and GED preparation, along with workplace skills for today’s job market.

ABE is for you if:

  • Your goal is to improve your basic skills to get or advance in a job.
  • You want to improve your skills and enroll in college.
  • Your goal is to get your GED.
  • You have a positive attitude and are committed to attending classes.

Learn more about ABE and GED classes with the ABE/GED brochure.

Before attending classes, sign up for an orientation.

For more information, contact the Basic Skills office, located in A Building (A), Room 10. Phone: 360-752-8341.

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Essential Reading, Writing and Math

Essential Reading develops basic English reading and critical thinking skills through:

  • Real-world investigations, directed by student interest
  • Vocabulary and comprehension
  • Focus on central themes, ideas, paragraph patterns, and implied main ideas
  • Feedback and revision
  • Analyzing and synthesizing ideas
Essential Reading prepares students for Reading 85.

Essential Writing develops basic English writing and critical thinking skills through:

  • Organizing ideas
  • Focus on grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation
  • Feedback and revision
  • Analyzing and synthesizing ideas
Essential Writing prepares students for English 92.

Basic Math prepares students to pass the GED math test or Accuplacer arithmetic test through:

  • Reinforcing and expanding on students' math knowledge
  • Focus on basic operations: whole numbers, concepts of ratio, proportion and percent, elements of geometry, and problem solving
  • Use of interactive software and classroom instruction
Essential Writing prepares students for Pre-Algebra (Math 090).

Orientation is required before attending class.

For more information, contact the Basic Skills office, located in A Building (A), Room 10. Phone: 360-752-8341.