How can I enroll in an Adult Basic Education (ABE) class?
Pre-registration for a placement test and Student Orientation for Academic Readiness (SOAR) are required. Please allow up to 2 hours for placement testing and up to 3 hours for SOAR. Call the Adult School office at (408) 522-2700 for enrollment information.
Who is eligible to enroll?
Students who are pursuing a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE), are taking career and technical training and/or are transitioning to college and who require additional academic support in order to reach these goals are eligible for the Adult Basic Education program. Assignment into this program is determined by the Placement Test, SOAR, and counseling appointment which follows the completion of the mandatory placement test and SOAR.
I need to improve my English listening and speaking skills. Can I enroll in an ABE class?
Adult Basic Education class is only for students who need to improve their reading, writing, and math skills in order to be successful in a secondary program leading to the completion of a High School Diploma or HSE, or who wish to prepare for college or career and technical training.
Students who need to enhance their English listening/speaking skills should enroll in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or possibly one of the community interest classes. Please call (408) 522-2700 for ESL information.