Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Reading, Writing and Math Classes

Are you interested in learning or improving basic reading, writing, or math skills? Enroll in FREE Adult Basic Education I (ABE) literacy classes, ABE II basic skills, or PreGED® review classes. With the help of supportive teachers and volunteers, you will be able to work at your own speed to meet your goals. Day and evening ABE classes meet twice a week at centers throughout Harford County. For information, call 443-412-2616 or 443-412-2054.

To enroll and receive help in choosing the proper program, attend one of the free advising sessions listed below. Room numbers for the advising sessions will be posted on the front door of the building. Registration is necessary for the advising sessions. The advising sessions will start promptly at the scheduled time. Registration/Advising is a 2-day process. Prospective students MUST come both days in order to be advised and registered for classes.

The ABE/GED® program is supported by federal and state funds granted by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

ABE I Classes - Free

  • Reading skills for the beginning reader
  • Basic math skills
  • Skills for everyday living
  • Individualized and group instruction
  • Two evenings a week

ABE II Classes - Free

  • Review of reading, writing, and math skills
  • Life skills
  • Meets two mornings or evenings a week for twelve weeks

PreGED® Classes - Free

  • Intermediate math, science, social studies, reading, and writing skills
  • Meets two evenings a week for 15 weeks
  • Accelerated course is available
  • Need to have qualifying scores on assessments

Adults must be 18 or older and officially withdrawn from school to enroll in ABE or GED® classes..

Workshop to Improve Your Success in Education

Students have the opportunity to prepare themselves as they start Adult Basic Education courses and work towards a Maryland High School diploma. In the workshop, students will learn how to set Specific, Measurable, Action, Relevant, Time-bound (SMART) goals. Students will establish action plans for their goals as well as develop skills in note-taking and study strategies so they can be successful in class and work towards obtaining their GED®. The workshop meets 90 minutes a week for four weeks while students build learning communities to help each other navigate the demands of being a student and balance their lives. For more information, call 443-412-2115 or email

More Information

Call 443-412-2616 or

Former students may enroll
by calling 443-412-2054.