Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Improve your reading, writing, and 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.

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Adults must be 18 or older and officially withdrawn from school to enroll in ABE or GED® classes..

This program is supported by federal and state funds granted by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


More Information

Call 443-412-2616 or literacy@harford.edu.

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


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