Adult Basic Education

Economic & Community
Development Division

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a program of instruction designed to address the educational needs of adults seeking improvement in reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, and computation skills. The ABE program provides educational opportunities that will allow adults to function more effectively in society, on the job, or in the family setting.

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a comprehensive program open to adults or teens, 16 years of age or older, with less than an eighth-grade education.
  • Adults benefit from ABE classes whether they have been out of school for six months or several decades. Teens who are 16 and 17 years of age must have been out of school for at least six months to enroll.
  • ABE provides instruction in reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills. Classes are offered in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties during the morning, early afternoon and evening hours. Saturday classes are also available.

Gain the educational skills that you have been lacking in a supportive environment with staff members who are committed to your success!!

For more information about the Adult Basic Education program, or to find a location near you, click here.