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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

If you have been out of school for a number of years, or, if you had poor grades in high school, Adult Basic Education (ABE) might be the class for you. Students in ABE get a full review of the basics in reading, math, English and other subjects.

Most classes are open enrollment and self-paced, with an instructor guiding you. In class you will 1) work individually on assignments with individual help from your instructor; 2) study and discuss topics in small groups; and 3) engage with the whole group as your instructor leads the class in direct instruction lessons and activities.

Throughout your time in class, there will be periodic assessments to determine your progress. When your goals are reached in reading, math and language skills, you may move to a High School Equivalency preparation class (similar to a GED® prep class), or, an Adult High School class, to earn a diploma. Both the High School Equivalency diploma and the Adult High School diploma are accepted by community colleges for admission into college classes.

ABE classes are free and books will be provided for you. Classes are held at the Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe (704- 290-5230), or, the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro (704-272-5456) and at other locations throughout Union and Anson counties.

How to enroll
Basic Skills Placement Testing and Orientation