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Adult Basic Skills (ABS) classes are designed for students who do not have a high school diploma and need to review and improve basic skills in math, science, social studies and reasoning through language arts. Students in ABS classes may be referred to the GED Ready practice test or the class, Mathematical Reasoning for the GED, once qualifying scores have been achieved.

Requirements

To be eligible for FREE ABS classes, students must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Officially withdrawn from high school.
  • Attend an Adult Basic Skills GED orientation.

Call 410-777-1823 to schedule an orientation appointment.


GED Ready

Many students prepare for the GED by taking a practice test called the GED Ready. It is an excellent predictor of how you may perform on the official tests, and is half the length of the actual GED test. AACC will administer the test, meet with you to discuss your scores and make recommendations.

Requirements

To be eligible for GED Ready practice test, students must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Officially withdrawn from high school.
  • Attend an Adult Basic Skills GED orientation. (Call to schedule an appointment.)

Mathematical Reasoning for the GED Class

This math class is designed to review math skills needed for the GED test and will provide instruction in number sense and operations, data analysis, algebra, geometry, and test-taking strategies.

Requirements

To be eligible for Mathematical Reasoning for the GED class, students must

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Officially withdrawn from high school.
  • Attend an Adult Basic Skills GED orientation. (Call to schedule an appointment.)
  • Achieved a qualifying score on the GED Ready.
  • Been recommended by an instructor.

Official GED Test

AACC is a certified official testing location; however you need to register through the GED Testing Service.

For details about testing dates, locations and cost, visit the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation or the GED Testing Service.


Adult Basic Skills Class Schedule

Summer classes begin in July. Fall classes begin in September. Winter classes begin in January. Spring classes begin in April. Offerings and locations may vary term to term.

Anne Arundel Community College

 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Glen Burnie Town Center, Arundel Center North

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday (non-native speakers)

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Mount Olive Community Life Center

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Odenton Regional Library

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Sales and Service Training Center at Arundel Mills

6-8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Stanton Community Center

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Funding for this Program

The total cost of this project is $631,051, of which 46 percent ($288,673) is funded through the U.S. Department of Education, 34 percent ($216,168) is funded through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and 20 percent ($126,210) is supported by Anne Arundel Community College.

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Adult Basic Skills

ABS Office

410-777-1823

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