At St. Francis Area Schools ABE, we strive to provide opportunities for adult learners so that each student is equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve their dreams and full potential. ABE programs are held at the Lifelong Learning Center and include:
- English as a language acquisition
- Workforce preparation - including job search, resume, writing, interviewing skills and digital literacy skills
- Brush-up skills (reading, writing and math)
- Citizenship education
- Test preparation
- College preparation
- General Education Diploma (GED)
- Online or on-site courses
General Education Diploma (GED)
- The GED is a battery of four tests: Math, Social Studies, Science and Reasoning Through Language Arts.
- When an adult passes the GED Tests battery, the resulting GED credential certifies that he or she has attained subject matter knowledge and skills associated with high school completion.
Prepare for Tests
- ParaPro: for potential educational assistants not holding a 2-year degree
- Accuplacer: college entrance exam
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL): determines adequate fluency to excel in college classes
Long-distance learning is now available to earn credits for GED students and for those who are planning to attend college and want to better prepare themselves for the rigors of collegiate reading and writing. These courses are also helpful for those who are generally seeking to improve their reading or writing skills. Initial onsite registration is required.