Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program supports students to gain the academic knowledge and skills needed to complete a high school diploma, earn a GED, acquire college readiness, or prepare for career and vocational training. The ABE program is appropriate for students who want to:

  • Complete a high school diploma
  • Earn a GED
  • Transition to community college
  • Seek employment
  • Obtain a better job

For students who place into the ABE program, teachers provide instruction in the following subject areas:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Academic vocabulary development
  • Writing proficiency
  • Math competency
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Study skills
  • Workforce readiness

Fall 2023 ABE Schedule (8/21 - 12/21)

Course Days Time Notes
Language Arts Basics M, W 5:15 - 6:45 PM Hybrid
Math Basics M, W 5:15 - 6:45 PM  


  • All classes are in-person at our main campus at 589 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale unless noted.
  • Placement tests are given to all students at orientation to determine each students' placement into either the Basic class or the GED class.

As part of a WIOA Title-II financially-assisted program, ABE is an equal opportunity program: auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.  

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