GED/Adult Education

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6305 SR 70 East
Bradenton, Florida 34203

Phone: 941 751-7900
Extension: 2025
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Program Description

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, ext.2215

Services Available Through This Program

Parent Education/Advocacy , Youth and Adult Education, Literacy, Computer Instruction

Hours of Operation

Eligibility Requirements and Important Information

Admission 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 courses. For Testing Schedules call 751-7900, ext.1115 (Main Campus) and 752-8100, ext. 200 (East Campus) and 845.2092 ext. 2000 (West 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.

Availability and Fees
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Points of Interest

Locations West Campus ABE, ESL, GED, Citizenship 5505 34th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34210 Online classes also available North Campus ABE, ESL, GED, Citizenship 801 9th St. W., Palmetto, FL 34221


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