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Adult Basic Education

Who we are and what we do

The mission of the Idaho Adult Basic Education Program is to provide quality, sustained instruction in reading, writing, math, and the English language, to help adults function successfully in the 21st century.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a federally funded program that provides basic skills instruction to adults who fall below a 12th grade level in reading, writing, or math. We also provide instruction in English as a Second Language for students who cannot speak, read, or write the English language. Because we are federally funded under the Workforce Investment Act, we offer our classes to students free of charge.

Our vision statement, or what we aspire towards is: to be an innovative, accountable, and well integrated program that is recognized as the primary provider of basic skills instruction in our communities; to help our students set and reach achievable learning goals through quality instruction in a welcoming environment; and for our students to leave our program prepared for postsecondary education, training, or employment and with the foundational skills necessary to function in the 21st century.