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Adult Basic Skills Programs

The Adult Basic Skills department offers a variety of programs for individuals who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, math, conversation, employment, parenting and life skills. Programs include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, vocationally focused basic skills programs, family literacy, and programs designed for College Bound and WorkFirst participants. Classes are available at a variety of sites throughout Pierce County. Schedules include both daytime and evening classes.

Students under age 19 must obtain formal high school releases. Individuals with F-1, M-1, and J-1 visas are not eligible for federally funded Basic Skills services.

Before enrolling, students are required to attend an information session and complete a skills assessment.

Tuition for Basic Skills classes is $25 per quarter; some courses may charge additional material fees. Partial tuition assistance is available for qualified low-income students.

For more information about class schedules and locations, call 253.566.5144.