Do you need to improve your basic reading, writing or math skills to prepare for prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test or entry level employment? If you have some foundation in reading, writing and math, and are ready to take it to the next level, AACC’s Adult Basic Skills (ABS) classes may be just what you’re looking for.
- Students must be age 16 or older and be officially withdrawn from high school.
- Students must have attended either an ABS Orientation and Assessment Session or a GED Practice Test session. Contact the Adult Basic Skills office for upcoming orientation information or to schedule a GED practice test session.
Winter and spring classes are held in January through May. Summer classes are held July through August, and fall classes are September through December. Registration is on-going and students are required to attend a monthly orientation before registering for class. Call for the time and location of the next orientation . Visit our schedules pages for schedule details and ABS Location page for directions to each site.
Students who master the adult basic skills classes may be referred to the GED Test Preparation classes or National External Diploma Program or Evening High School. The National External Diploma Program awards a traditional high school diploma to adults who have acquired many of their high school level abilities through work, family, and community experiences. The Evening High School program is administered by Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
There is no cost to qualified students. The classes are part of a project between federal and state government and the college. The cost of the project is $506,767 of which 47 percent ($234,525) is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, 30 percent ($153,988) is funded through the State of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and 23 percent ($117,254) is supported by Anne Arundel Community College.
For more information about enrolling in an Adult Basic Skills course, contact AACC’s Office of Adult Basic Skills at 410-777-1823.