Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE classes build skills for life, work and school.

What can I gain from ABE classes?

  • Improve your reading, writing and math skills
  • Build basic skills for college
  • College placement and other test preparation
  • Gain employability skills

Who can take ABE classes?

In order to take the classes you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not be enrolled in a high school
  • If you are an ESL student, you must be in level 6 or higher

How do I get started?

Attend an ABE Registration & Enrollment Session. Visit our office or call 206-533-6720 to sign up for the next session. The 3-day session includes:

  • General information about Adult Basic Education and high school completion options
  • Completion of your registration paperwork
  • Placement test: you will take assessment tests in reading and math

Contact Us

Transitional Programs Office


Shoreline Community College
5205 Foss Building
16101 Greenwood Avenue N Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Ashley Baird
Career Navigator
(206) 546-4531
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Estimated Costs Per Quarter
  Tuition $25
+ Parking $45 plus tax

What are options for high school equivalency at Shoreline?