Adult Basic Education (ABE):
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides basic literacy and life skills for individuals who desire to improve their academic level, with the intent of obtaining a GED, technical training, employment or citizenship. The program provides remediation based on an individual’s academic needs.
The ABE online program is under the umbrella of Adult General Education (AGE). A student may register for ABE with Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores below 6.0 (for students who are entering a technical program) or at least one TABE score of less than 9.0 (for those who are planning on taking the GED test). This program strives to inspire and motivate students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The program is based upon the assessed needs of each individual student and the academic and employability requirements related to Florida’s comprehensive Career and Technical Education programs.
ABE online instruction provides individualized basic skills related instruction to educationally disadvantaged students (including individuals with Limited English Proficiency) whose basic skills deficiencies may prevent success in career and technical preparatory programs or prevent completion of licensure in a career and technical preparatory program of their choice.
The ABE online program is competency based, thus completion time depends on the progress made by each individual student. Instructors ensure that opportunities are provided for students to achieve their maximum potential in a minimum amount of time.
ABE basic skills related instruction encompasses a combination of the following components:
- Basic Computer Literacy
There is a $10 non-refundable placement test (TABE) fee and a $10 student activity fee per year in addition to the $30 per term for tuition (based on being an in-state resident and having the appropriate proofs of ID).