Tri-County Adult Basic Skills Program
The Tri-County Adult Basic Skills Program is based on the philosophy that every student, regardless of functional level, is teachable, capable of self-improvement, and should have the opportunity to participate in continuing educational activities. The program is designed to assist students in improving their reading, writing and math skills. An additional goal of instruction is to prepare students to be successful in the General Educational Development (GED) program. All classes are offered free and instructional materials are provided.
Any adult 18 years of age or older who did not graduate from high school is eligible to participate in the Basic Skills program as is any high school graduate who wishes to upgrade their skills. Any adult ages 16 or 17 not currently enrolled in public school may participate by obtaining permission from the school superintendent and the principal of the school district where they live.
The Adult Basic Skills Lab on the main campus is located in the McSwain Building, Room 152. The lab is open regularly and allows flexibility in scheduling. There is also an Adult Basic Skills Lab at the Graham County Center in Robbinsville (828-479-9256). Please check for lab times.
All classes are offered free-of-charge. There is a one-time-only nominal administrative fee for GED testing.
Adult Basic Skills includes these areas: