The Cultural Development & Wellness Center Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) program is a free program primarily for individuals who want to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) exam like the General Educational Development (GED) test. Students in ABE/ASE classes gain the academic skills and knowledge to pursue postsecondary opportunities, such as college certificate and degree programs. This allows them to be more successful in job training programs, advance in their careers, and become independent, lifelong learners. To participate, individuals need to be native English speakers or have near-native English-speaking ability. ABE/ASE class instruction focuses on reading, writing, and mathematics but also explores social studies and science topics.

In ABE/ASE class, students follow an individualized course of study which includes lessons and homework practice from the online programs Aztec Software and Khan Academy. Our dedicated and skillful instructors provide students with feedback and assistance along their journey. With help from the instructor, ABE/ASE students work on improving the organization, grammar, and mechanics of their writing.


Your Goals Are Our Goals

In addition to teaching general academic skills, which are valuable in the workforce, ABE/ASE classes help students develop their own academic and career goals. Students collaborate with each other and gain confidence working with others. We also provide one-on-one academic support through our tutoring program and our drop-in Learning Lab.

Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) Schedule

We offer FREE classes in both hybrid (in-person/online) and online formats. Each trimester is 13 weeks long. Students must begin classes the first week of the trimester.

Morning (hybrid)
Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon (remote)
Monday – Thursday
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Evening (remote)
Monday – Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Have Questions?

For more information on our Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE/ASE) program, please contact Jonathan Huie at (303) 923-6301 or by email at