Fall 2016 Classes begin September 15



Adult Basic Skills


The mission of the Adult Basic Skills Department (ABS) is to prepare adult continuing education students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma and to achieve their college and career pathways goals.

The department offers free and low-cost classroom instruction (reading, writing and math skills) to adults over 19 years of age in both English and Spanish for adult basic education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation. Students also receive advisement services on career and college pathways planning, applying to CUNY, financial aid for college, and registering for the TASC examination.  Classes are offered in the mornings, evenings or Saturdays.

We serve approximately 750 students annually. Classes are offered in the morning and in the evening 3-4 days per week. All classes have scheduled time in our computer lab and we offer workshops and individual counseling to assist students in the college application process.

The Adult Basic Skills department is an official New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Testing Center.


Register for an intake session at: admit.hselaguardia.org