ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

What ABE is all about

  • We help individuals develop basic literacy skills
  • We provide ESL classes to individuals wanting to learn how to speak, read, and write the English language
  • We help individuals prepare to take a high school equivalency test: either the GED or the HiSET exam
  • We provide skill development to prepare students to enroll in college
  • We provide work readiness skill development to help students write resumes, cover letters, and job search

Enrollment in ABE classes is free. Contact us to learn when the next intake session is.

Goals

The goals of the Adult Basic Education Program are to:

  • Increase accessibility to adult education services in areas of the state most in need of these services;
  • Create a seamless transition to postsecondary education and training systems;
  • Build an educated and competitive Wyoming workforce;
  • Foster strong, self-sufficient, literate families in an effort to reduce the current student achievement gap; and
  • Utilize a collaborative and efficient approach in the use of community resources to meet the needs of adults in our communities.

Target Population

Target Population of Eligible Adults: The term “eligible adult” means adults requiring services or instruction below the postsecondary level:

  • Who are 16 years-of-age or older;
  • Who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under state law; and
  • Who
    • Lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to function effectively in society;
    • Do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent;
    • Have not achieved an equivalent level of education; or
    • Are unable to speak, read, or write in English.

Outcomes

Expected outcomes of enrollment in ABE program:

  • Demonstrated improvements in literacy skill levels in reading, writing and speaking the English Language, numeracy, problem-solving, English language acquisition and other literacy skills;
  • Placement in, retention in, or completion of post-secondary education, job training, unsubsidized employment or career advancement; and
  • Receipt of a recognized equivalent of a secondary school diploma.

If you are interested in enrolling in our classes to obtain a High School Equivalency Certificate, learn the English language, improve your workforce skills and/or prepare for enrollment in college, please leave your contact information by clicking here.

ESOL CLASSES

  • Offers students a chance to increase their English skills in both reading and writing.
  • ESOL program offers students an opportunity for conversation class on a weekly basis.
  • ESOL classes are separated into beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels.
  • ESOL – in Sheridan, call 674-6446, ext 2700 or email bcharles@sheridan.edu