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Adult Education & Literacy (Basic Skills)

The Basic Skills department consists of four program areas including Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School (AHS), English as a Second Language (ESL), and High School Equivalency (HSE). There are unique requirements for minor students (16 or 17 years old). An orientation is required prior to enrollment in any of the Basic Skills programs. Please call the Basic Skills office at (252) 222-6195 for additional information.

Available Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a program of instruction designed for adults who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem-solving, or computation skills necessary to function effectively in society, on a job, or in the family.

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Adult High School

The purpose of the Adult High School diploma program, established through a mutual agreement between the Carteret County Public School System and Carteret Community College, is to provide testing, guidance, and instruction which will enable an adult student to complete the requirements for and be awarded an Adult High School diploma.

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language is for students who are foreign born, and English is not their first language, with a focus on college and career readiness. Services are provided to English language learners who are adults, including professionals with degrees and credentials in their native countries, that enables such adults to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States.

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High School Equivalency

The purpose of the Adult High School diploma program (formerly known as the GED), established through a mutual agreement between the Carteret County Public School System and Carteret Community College, is to provide testing, guidance, and instruction which will enable an adult student to complete the requirements for and be awarded an Adult High School diploma.

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