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Adult Basic Skill, GDP & EDP

Adult Basic Skills

Reserve your place for the 30th Annual Diploma Recognition Ceremony

November 8, 2014.

To learn more, click HERE.



Our mission is to provide adult learners seeking personal, academic, and professional advancement with innovative, up-to-date, quality instruction in a caring and nurturing environment, respectful of individual learner needs.2011 Graduate

We offer a number of programs for adults who need to work on basic math, reading, and writing skills in order to prepare for school, work, or life.  Whether you need a high school diploma, to qualify for college-level classes, or are looking for enrichment, we look forward to helping you find an option that best fits your needs.

We respect the courage it takes to make the decision to enroll in our classes.  As an adult student, you are bringing your life and work experiences into the classroom, so we present instructional material that is relevant to your life and needs.  We are confident you will feel comfortable with the student-centered learning environment we offer.  While each student's path is unique, we are committed to working with you for the duration of the time it takes for you to reach your goals.

In addition to helping you improve your math, reading, and writing skills, we focus on a few topics we believe are relevant to all studnts.  Since most of our classes incorporate computer activities into the curriculum, you can build computer literacy skills.  Another important topic for adult students is transitioning - helping you plan for your next step, whether that is work or college.  Life skills are incorporated into our curricula to make the material more relevant.  Other topics may be included depending on the needs of the students. 

Please use the menu on the left side to select the topic that best fits what you are looking for and to learn more about our programs.

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