ABE and GED classes offered this fallAdult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are being offered this fall in Alexandria through Community Education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are being offered this fall in Alexandria through Community Education at the new Adult Basic Education location at 1204 Highway 27 West (Alexandria Technical and Community College interior design building).
Flexible ABE/GED classes are held on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Fridays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All classes are held in Room 907.
These free classes offer assistance in preparation for GED and ACCUPLACER tests, as well as with basic reading, writing, spelling, math, and everyday living/coping skills, such as completing forms, balancing a checkbook, passing the written driver’s license test, etc. Anyone who is thinking about getting a GED diploma should contact the program for assistance.
English as a Second Language classes are also held on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. These classes are for adults whose native language is not English and who want to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Citizenship classes are also offered.
Free online GED or ACCUPLACER test preparation classes are available and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer that meets minimum hardware requirements. Also offered online are English as Another Language and basic brush-up classes in reading, writing and math.
Anyone aged 16 or older who has basic educational needs and is not presently enrolled in a high school is welcome to attend. The program is informal and allows students to set their own goals and work at their own pace toward these goals in a friendly atmosphere. Students can begin at any time during the year and finish when their goals have been completed. Similar classes will also be offered in other surrounding communities.
All classes begin the week of September 7. For information, call Adult Basic Education at (320) 762-3312.