Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program

Discovery CentreAdult Basic Education (ABE) Program

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Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a provincial program for adult learners made up of three levels:

For those with limited reading and writing skills

Is a refresher level for those who have been out of school for some time or who need extra help to prepare for Level III

Corresponds to grades 10-12 and requires the completion of 36 credits in order to graduate.

ABE vs. GED

The Adult Basic Education program (ABE) and the General Educational Development (GED) testing program are two options for adults wanting a high school diploma. However, the two programs are very different.

The GED is a series of standardized tests designed to measure general knowledge, ideas, and thinking skills normally acquired through three years of high school; but which can be acquired through experience.

The major difference between ABE and GED is that ABE prepares you academically for future training. GED does not.

Entrance Requirements

To be accepted into the ABE program, you must be:

  • 19 years old or older.
  • You may enroll to upgrade courses/marks if you are 18 Years of age or older and already a High School Graduate.

Students are also required to complete a number of specific courses.

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Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Level III ABE program a student must earn at least 36 credits made up of the following:

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Mathematics Credits

Minimum of 6 required

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General Credits

Minimum of 10 required

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English Credits

Minimum of 9 required

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Equivalency Credits

May include

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Science Credits

Minimum of 6 required

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Maturity Credits

May include

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Employability Skills Credits

Minimum of 4 required

“It didn’t matter if it was personal or school-related issues, they were there to help. They were all so amazing.”

Cathy, Discovery Centre Graduate – St. John’s 

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