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Adult Basic Education

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The Adult Education Program at Allegany College of Maryland is a grant-funded program providing educational services to Maryland residents who need a high school diploma, or who may need to work on their basic skills for employment or continuing their education. Students must be at least 18 years of age and not required to be enrolled in public school.
Questions?
Director of Adult Basic Education
301-784-5446
Location: GATEWAY CENTER 3rd Floor

The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) is a non-degree bearing program offering education and training for adults to build their skills and knowledge to become successful in the workplace.  Instruction is focused on developing the students reading, writing and math skills and to facilitate career pathways and post secondary opportunities for the student. 

The program offers multiple instructional options for learners to complete course work and engage with the instructor and classmates. Courses are offered in virtual and face to face formats with digital and remote learning platforms.

Individualized assessment and placement provide a learner centered focused effort to align instruction with the students personal and academic goals.


Adult Basic Education (ABE)
These basic skills courses are designed to develop the reading, writing, and math abilities for individuals to perform day-to-day tasks and build skills necessary for securing a non-traditional high school diploma and employment. No Fee

Family Literacy
This course provides parents real world reading, writing, math, and technology skills along with opportunities for career exploration to provide a strong literacy foundation for families. No Fee

Diploma Prep: General Education Development (GED) 
This course prepares students to take the official GED Test or to qualify for admission to the National External Diploma Program (NEDP).
GED Testing Fee $45

ABE Program Support Instruction
Adult Basic Education offers instruction for eligible students to support transition into the college experience through the identification of career and education goals, developing post-secondary education learning skills and strategies, and building content knowledge. No Fee

English as a Second Language (ESL)
This course provides instruction for English language learners in the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.
No Fee

Workplace and Career Readiness Skills
This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills necessary to improve
employability and basic skills using the ACT Workforce Solutions Curriculum. No Course Fee/ACT WorkKeys NCRC Assessment $36


You can now take the official GED test online and we have resources to help you.

Online GED Testing


Meet the Staff

Melanie J. Chapman 
Director

301-784-5446
Gateway Center 3rd Floor

MAED Adult Education and Training  Bachelor's of Science Business Administration

Deborah (Miller) Hormuth 
Instructional and Intake Specialist

301-784-5447
Gateway Center 3rd Floor

 

 
Intake Assessment Specialist

301-784-5445
Gateway Center 3rd Floor

 

Patrice Deprey 
Manager of Information Specialist

301-784-5445
Gateway Center 3rd Floor

 


INSTRUCTORS:

Jeanne Gilbert, National External Diploma Program (NEDP)-Garrett County 
jgilbert@allegany.edu

Deborah Henson, Distance Learning 
dhenson@allegany.edu

Shea Hormuth, ABE, ELearning, Two Gen Workplace Skills  
shormuth@allegany.edu

Tracy Kirk, Instructional Mentor 
tkirk@allegany.edu

Meggin Miller, Instructor
mmiller@allegany.edu

Jodie Thompson,  Instructor
jthompson7@allegany.edu 

 

 


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