What is ABS?

Adult Basic Skills or ABS is a program within the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Division that offers High School Equivalency preparation classes.

Our classes help you to pass the TASC in order to earn a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma. We also can assist you in planning your next steps whether its college, training or a job.

What is our Mission?

The mission of ABS is to prepare adult continuing education students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma and to achieve their college and career pathways goals.

What do we offer?

ABS offers free and low cost high school equivalency intensive courses ranging from adult basic education, to pre-HSE and HSE levels, covering topics in math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Classes run 2-3 times per week, morning, evening or Saturday.

We are located at 29-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101, Building C, Room 400. Our telephone is 718.482.5385 or you can email us at adultbasicskills@lagcc.cuny.edu

How can I register for classes?

To register for our free HSE classes please go to the TAB called Free HSE classes.  Complete the application and you will be contacted for the next available intake session. Class sessions begin in the Fall and in Winter.

Tuition Registration takes place 4 times per year. See the TAB title HSE Tuition Classes for the next available intake sessions.

You can also find information in our catalogue. http://www.laguardia.edu/ace/

How do I apply to take the TASC?

If you are interested in taking the TASC, you must submit an application to our testing Center in Room C-400.  Please see our TASC information page for more details