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ABE Handbook Section 4: Programs of Instruction


The program has three programs of instruction to assist students in achieving their goal(s):

  • English language learner classes: designed for non-native English speakers to increase their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. The goal is to aid students in obtaining or retaining employment that offers livable family-sustaining wages, receiving their HSE certificate, or earning a post-secondary credential. The program has developed seven levels of instruction, including various special topic classes.
    • Distance Education – preparation classes are also offered through online asynchronous learning for all levels. Students can design their learning schedule and pacing based on the modules within each level. These classes are offered through the Canvas learning management system.
      • Instructors are assigned to courses and keep students engaged, motivated, and productive. Attendance is monitored and tracked through module completion.
      • Students need a desktop computer or laptop and a reliable and stable internet connection to make the most out of the distance learning course.
  • High School Equivalency preparation classes: designed for students who want to prepare for the GED®, HiSET®, or TASC exams. Instruction focuses on mathematics, English language arts (ELA): reading, science, social studies, and writing. The goal is to help students receive their HSE certificate, obtain or retain employment that offers livable family-sustaining wages, or earn a post-secondary credential. The program has developed six levels of instruction.
    • Distance Education – preparation classes are also offered through online asynchronous learning for all levels. Students can design their learning schedule and pacing based on the modules within each level. These classes are offered through the Canvas learning management system.
      • Instructors are assigned to courses and keep students engaged, motivated, and productive. Attendance is monitored and tracked through module completion.
      • Students need a desktop computer or laptop and a reliable and stable internet connection to make the most out of the distance learning course.
  • Literacy classes: designed for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities or who struggle with foundational skills in basic mathematics, reading, or writing. Instruction focuses on building reading and numeracy skills while students practice verbal and written fluency. The goal is to help students obtain independent living skills or employment or retain employment that offers livable wages.