Basic Skills Programs

Basic SkillsOur Basic Skills programs help adults refresh their reading and math fundamentals, complete a high school credential, or learn English as a second language. Students with intellectual disabilities are served in all of our programs, as most appropriate based upon their assessment scores. There are four program areas in Basic Skills:

Adult Basic Education
For adults who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, and computation skills.

Adult Secondary Education/High School Equivalency
For adults seeking to complete high school.

English as a Second Language
For students who want to improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English.

Transition Programs
LEAP- Refresher on important concepts and skills that may help students place out of remedial courses or place at a higher entry level.
STAR- Academic initiative designed to strengthen students' skills and performance in remedial English, reading, and math.

Additional Information

  • All Basic Skills classes are available at no cost to the student and enrollment is open to individuals 18 and older. In some circumstances, students 16-17 years of age may be admitted to the program if certain criteria are met. Refer to Information for Underage Students for details.
  • Placement testing and orientation is required for entry into all Basic Skills programs. Refer to Placement Testing and Orientation for details.

Off-Site Basic Skills Classes

Do you know of a business or church in your area that would be interested in sponsoring a Basic Skills class? Classes may be established in other locations with a minimum of 15 students. For more information, please contact Jessica Rieger at (919)209-2065 or