English Language Learner
About the ABE, AHS & HSE (GED) Programs
College & Career Readiness offers programs for students at various levels to help them gain the basic skills they need to succeed in college, in their careers and at home.
Starting college or a career can be intimidating, especially when students lack confidence in basic skills such as math, reading, computing and study skills.
- Orientations occur in January, March, July, and October.
- In-person and virtual (Zoom) class times are 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Incoming students must be at least eighteen (18) years old.
Minors must be officially withdrawn from high school for at least six (6) months to be considered for this program.
Minors, ages 16 & 17, may enroll after receiving the director’s approval. A minor application must be completed before registering for classes.
Identification & Supplies
You will need the following items:
Computer / Laptop with WiFi or Internet connection
Government-issued, picture identification card
Your Social Security Number
(the actual card is not required)
Pen & pencil
Notebook or paper for taking notes
For more information regarding classes, please contact:
High School Equivalency (GED) Seated/Virtual
The HSE program is designed for adult students who test above a ninth-grade level in math and reading but have not obtained a high school diploma. The HSE program will prepare students to successfully pass an approved High School Equivalency Test (HSE). Passing the HSE test will allow adult students to be awarded a North Carolina Equivalency diploma, which is nationally recognized as equivalent to a traditional high school diploma. The HSE program covers social studies, science, literature, mathematics, and writing skills.
- Instruction is free to all students, classes meet Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- However, there is a testing fee to cover the costs of the GED Test
- You must have an internet connection, and a laptop or PC to qualify for the virtual (zoom) program
To get started, complete the Orientation Registration Form CCR Studies Registration.
High School Equivalency (GED) Online
The HSE Online program is for students who are interested in obtaining their High School Equivalency diploma but have too many conflicts with their schedule to attend seated classes. The HSE Online program covers social studies, science, literature, mathematics, and writing skills.
- Instruction is free to all students and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- However, there is a testing fee to cover the costs of the High School Equivalence Assessment, (GED, HiSet)
- You must have an internet connection, and a laptop or PC to qualify for the online program
To get started, complete the HSE Registration Form.
Adult High School (AHS) Online
The Adult High School (AHS) program is offered cooperatively with a local public school system to provide adults with an opportunity to earn an AHS diploma through a curriculum of instruction that aligns with adult education and literacy activities and other core programs and one-stop partners. The curriculum includes the development of career pathways that provide access to employment and training services for students in the AHS program. Course and graduation requirements are in alignment with the standards established by the State Board of Education, the local education agency, and the local community college.
The AHS diploma is issued in cooperation between the local boards of education and community college trustees with appropriate signatures representing both educational systems. Adult High School records and transcripts are maintained and issued by the community college where the AHS diploma was awarded.
Required Credits – Colleges must offer at least the minimum number of credits required for graduation by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students must have 16 credits from their high school to be eligible for the program.
To get started, complete the AHS Registration Form.