Adult Basic Education (ABE)
These courses are designed to develop the reading, writing, and mathematics abilities of adults who need these basic life and job skills to perform day-to-day tasks and build skills necessary for securing their high school diploma. No Fee
Adult and Family Literacy
This course provides instruction on reading, writing, and mathematic abilities and provides an opportunity for career exploration and improving use of technology within a family literacy and career focused context. No Fee
General Education Development (GED)
This course prepares students to take the official GED Test or to qualify for admission to the National External Diploma Program (NEDP).
GED Testing Fee $45 due at time of testing
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
This course is designed to enable students to prepare a portfolio for evaluation of prior learning to validate the skills needed to achieve a high school credential. Materials Fee $120
Find out more about NEDP by watching this short video.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
This course provides instruction for English language learners in the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.
Workplace Skills- ACT WorkKeys
This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills necessary to improve employability and basic skills using the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum*.
WorkKeys NCRC Assessment $36
Find out how ACT WorkKeys can help you document your work readiness skills.
ABE Integrated Education and Training Programs (IETP)
Adult Basic Education offers instruction for eligible students to support integrated education and training experience through the identification of career and education goals, developing post-secondary education learning plans aligned with regional employment need.
Contact us to find out how to jump start a career while earning a high school diploma!
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Glenn Burns, ABE and Workplace Skills
Patrica DeRosa, National External Diploma Program (NEDP)Lead Advisor Assessor
Jeanne Gilbert, National External Diploma Program (NEDP)-Garrett County
Jodi Miller, National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Bonnie Ruppenkamp, ABE/DSS, National External Diploma Program (NEDP)and Eng92
Jodie Thompson, Career Pathways DSS, Workplace Transitions
Marie Weddle, ACDC, English as a Second Language, ABE, and Diploma Prep