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, 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 High School Equivalency;
  • Transition to community college;
  • Seek employment; or
  • 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; and 
  • Workforce readiness. 

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.  

Pre-registration is required. Please call the Adult School office at (408) 522-2700 for registration information. A free placement test, orientation and a one-on-one counseling appointment are required for enrollment in classes. 

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