ADULT BASIC SKILLS
GED®/HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA Options &
ESL (Clases de inglés)
Adult Basic Skills Classes: These classes are held throughout the five county region. The objective of these courses is to improve basic reading, writing and math skills in order to perform well on academic assessments like the GED®, College placement and skilled training or workplace skills tests. Most classes are free and there is free childcare at many locations for parents of young children.
Daytime classes meet two or three days per week for 7 to 10 weeks and are held in Chestertown, Denton, Federalsburg, Easton, and Cambridge.
Evening classes 3 nights per week for 7 to 10 weeks and are held in Chestertown, Greensboro, Federalsburg, Cambridge, and Easton.
Block 2 daytime classes begin September 10th and end November 20th. Block 2 evening classes begin October 1st and end November 16th
Block 3 daytime classes begin November 26th and end January 31st (No classes December 20 – January 2nd) Block 3 evening classes begin November 26th and end January 25th (No classes December 20 – January 2nd)
Pre-registration and demonstration of need on placement testing is required prior to enrollment in Adult Basic Skills classes.
Pre-registration and placement testing are available on a walk-in basis at:
Chesapeake College - Economic Development Center, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills MD, every Tuesday at 6 PM and Every Wednesday at 1 PM Chesapeake College - Cambridge Center, 416-418 Race Street, Room 206, Cambridge MD, every Tuesday at 9 AM and Thursday at 6 PM.
Other pre-registration locations, days and times available in Denton, Marydel, Chestertown, Federalsburg and Easton. Please go to www.chesapeake.edu/continuing-education/abe-ase-overview for more details.
GED®/High School Diploma Options: For students that qualify during preregistration and placement testing, a referral will be made to our Transition Specialists for assistance in determining the best option for earning a Maryland High School Diploma.
Subject specific, hybrid online and portfolio based (NEDP) options are available.
English Language Acquisition Classes (Clases de inglés): These classes are held throughout the five county region. The objective of these courses is to improve English Language speaking, listening, reading, writing, citizenship and math skills to allow the student to function both in society and on the work site. There is free childcare at many locations for parents of young children.
Advanced English Language Acquisition Classes: Students that qualify during pre-registration and assessment or report having advanced credentials in their home country are referred to our Transition Specialists for assistance in verification and conversion of credentials to United States Equivalents and/or advanced writing and speaking classes to help them navigate into a college career pathway.
Integrated Education and Training Classes: Immigrant Students that qualify during pre-registration and assessment and express interest may participate in skilled training programs like Welding, Certified Nursing Assistant and Early Childhood Teacher. These classes are taught concurrently with English language acquisition and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Citizenship Classes: These classes are offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center and help students determine their readiness for applying for citizenship.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT ANY OF OUR PROGRAMS?
Contact us. We offer community based and customized programs on our campus or at your location.
Elaine Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-827-5835
Jason Mullen –email@example.com, 410-443-3002 or 410-822-5400 ext 2688
Registration & Assessment Coordinator Speaks Spanish (Habla Español)
Brenda Horrocks – firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-827-5929
ESL Information & Registration Speaks Spanish (Habla Español)
Karen Luceti – email@example.com, 410-443-1163
GED® Class Information & Registration
Danielle Thomas – firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-829-6043
ESL Instructional Specialist
Denise Kline – email@example.com, 410-443-5928
National External Diploma Program
Marci Leach – firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-827-341
ABE/GED® Instructional Specialist
Joy Messick email@example.com, 443-786-7403
ESL Transitions Specialist Speaks Spanish (Habla Español)
Lorelly Solano – firstname.lastname@example.org 410-822-5400, Ext 2486
Management Information Specialist Speaks Spanish (Habla Español)
Rosa Pino-Cruz – email@example.com, 410-827-5839
Janet Hilty – firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-200-1714
For a complete calendar of all Pre-registration and placement testing locations and dates, go to www.chesapeake.edu/continuing-education/abe-ase-overview. Funding for classes is provided by the MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) and the MD Higher Education Commission (MHEC)