After High School
Florida's adult education system includes programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Two major program areas are Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE). These programs help people with skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter and succeed in college or university. Adult learners enrolled in ASE can earn a high school diploma or its equivalent by successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) tests.
Adult education programs are available to individuals that:
- Are 16 years or older and have legally left the secondary school system
- Do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent
- Want to learn to speak, read, and write the English language
- Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent but require remediation to obtain employment or pursue postsecondary education
Students with disabilities can get accommodations and modifications to help them succeed in their training programs at technical centers or in adult education. More information can be found in the publication, Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in Career Education and Adult General Education. Parents can order a printed copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.