The Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) program provides academic and workforce readiness skills development to adults with skills below high school level. Interested individuals start by attending an intake session which includes orientation, registration and assessment. Those ready to commit to completing a minimum of 40 hours of instruction are placed in a class facilitated by a qualified adult educator. Courses are taught in 7 – 20 week sessions that meet 4 – 8 hours per week. Instruction includes skills development in reading, writing, and/or math as well as digital literacy, career exploration and job seeking skills. Those with skills in Language Arts (reading and writing) and/or Math equivalent to 9th grade or higher who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent can prepare for the high school equivalency (HSE) exams.
In addition, adults in the ABE and ASE program also will be supported by the Student Navigator. Navigators meet with each participant within their first three weeks of class and throughout their participation in the classes to provide support with overcoming barriers to participating in classes, opportunities to increase community engagement, information about additional training or educational opportunities such as digital literacy (computer skills) classes, and connections to postsecondary education, workforce development and employment.
Registration dates and times for locations in the metro area are available here. For more information about these services, call 303-835-1128 or email email@example.com. If your organization would like to host an ABE and/or an ASE class, contact Program Manager, Jessie Hawthorn, at 303-863-0188 x307 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.