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Learning Commons: Adult Basic Education

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Adult Basic Education

Have you been out of school for a while? Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and build confidence?

ABE is personal and flexible, with a variety of options including lab and structured classes to meet your needs. 

  • Learn at a comfortable but challenging level, from the very basic to pre-college
  • Subject areas include reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, problem solving, and math
  • Get a personalized study program built around your own learning level and learning style
  • Work toward your own goals, on your schedule

General Educational Development (GED) certificate
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Would you like to finish what you started and realize your dreams?

The state of Wisconsin offers two options for high school completion, the GED and the HSED. The following are required to earn a GED/HSED in Wisconsin:

  • Be a resident of Wisconsin for voting purposes, or have lived in Wisconsin for at least 10 days, or a migrant worker, or the child of a migrant worker.
  • Be at least 18 years and 6 months of age, or the class with which you entered grade 9 has graduated from high school.
  • Have not graduated from high school and are not enrolled in any public or private high school.
  • Have completed a GED orientation that includes a counseling session and reading assessment.

Learn more about the option right for you and how to begin. Orientation and instruction are free!

English Language Learners (ELL)

English language learner classes are designed to provide you with an academic environment to learn the English language as quickly as possible. An English language instructor is available to provide support in reading, writing, speaking and career skills. 

Spanish: Clases de aprendizaje de inglés están diseñadas para proporcionarle un ambiente académico para aprender inglés lo antes posible. Un instructor de lengua inglesa está disponible para proporcionar apoyo en lectura, escritura, habla y habilidades de la carrera.

Somali: Casharrada barashada luuqada Ingiriisiga waxaa loogu talagalay inay ku siiyaan jawiga tacliinta si ay u bartaan luuqada Ingiriisiga sida ugu dhakhsaha badan. Tababaraha luuqada Ingriiska ah ayaa diyaar u ah inuu bixiyo taageerada akhriska, qorista, xirfadaha xirfadda iyo hadalka.

Hmong: Cov tub ntxhais xyaum kawm lus Askiv yog tsim los qhia koj txog qhov chaw kawm ntawv kom kawm lus Askiv sai li sai tau. Tus kws qhia lus Askiv muaj los pab txhawb kev nyeem ntawv, sau ntawv, hais lus thiab kev ua haujlwm.


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