Adult Education - ABE, GED, EL
Adult General Education
Adult basic education, ABE, ESOL, and GED Prep classes are designed
for adults, 18 years old or older, who wish to learn or improve
basic skills. All classes comply with the Governor's new initiative Just Read, Florida!
Classes include reading, writing, math, science, social studies,
employability skills, health, consumer education, cultural awareness,
citizenship, family reading/parenting, and basic computer skills.
Classes are open-entry, open-exit and are held at convenient locations
throughout the county including work sites, churches, schools, and
neighborhood centers. Computer assisted instruction is available
through the GED level.
Anyone interested in having an ABE or GED class in their neighborhood
or business should call the Adult Education office at 751-7900,
Learn more about finishing your GED in 2013.
For more information on obtaining your GED, class locations, and contact information, please call 751-7900 ext 2215.
Tests for GED Candidates with Disabilities
In an effort to make GED Tests accessible to all applicants, accommodations are made for candidates who have diagnosed physical, mental, sensory, or cognitive disabilities and who provide appropriate documentation from a qualified professional of their impairment and its effect on their ability to take the GED Tests under standard conditions. There are no additional costs to the GED candidate for this service.
EL (English Literacy)
EL classes are available to adults 18 years
old or older who are not currently enrolled in
another school. Students learn English at their
own pace, and courses include English
language studies, citizenship, consumer
education, TOEFL preparation, cultural
awareness, family reading/parenting, career
planning and personal development.
Orientation classes are provided for new
EL students. Classes are open entry/open
exit. Students may enroll at the site of their
choice throughout Manatee County.
Adult Education office at 751-7900, ext. 2215, for
information about starting an EL class in
your neighborhood or business.
Enrollment Requirements for ABE, GED, EL
Age Requirement: All students in Adult
Education must be 18 years old or older and
not currently enrolled in a high school. Students
who are 16 or 17 years old are required to be
in high school credit classes and may be
registered in the Community High School.
Placement: Placement in ABE & GED classes
is based on performance on the Test of Adult
Basic Education (TABE). Those students who
score lower than a 9.0 grade level on the TABE
are usually placed in Adult Basic Education
(ABE) courses; those students with scores 9.0
and above are placed in GED preparation
For Testing Schedules call 751-7900 ext. 2193 (Main Campus) and 752-8100 ext. 200 (East Campus)
Proof of Identity and Residency: All students
must present proof of identity and current
residency. Identity must be proved by a current
legal photo ID. Current residency must be
proven by documents such as a declaration
of domicile from the county courthouse with
date of filing or a current utilities bill.
For Information about Adult General Education Programs, please call
751-7900, ext. 2215