Career and Technical Education
Adult Basic Education and GED Program Information

Adult Education programs provide educational opportunities to individuals seeking to improve skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, or for individuals wishing to remediate specific skills in preparation for earning a General Education Development (GED®) diploma.



Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides educational opportunities to individuals that need to remediate basic skills in reading, language arts, writing, and/or mathematics in preparation for General Education Development (GED) preparatory courses.

Adult Basic Education is an innovative, non-graded, self-paced, individualized, and planned program of instruction designed to develop basic skills in reading, language arts, writing, and mathematics.

Face-to-Face GED Preparation Program

The Face-to-Face GED Preparation Program provides scheduled, classroom educational opportunities to individuals that need to improve specific skills in preparation for earning their General Educational Development (GED) diploma.

Students will receive individualized and self-paced instruction that allows the student to proceed at their rate of learning. Content includes curriculum in reasoning through language arts, mathematics, writing, social studies, and science.

Online GED Preparation Program

Online GED is a curriculum designed to prepare students for the GED Examination. These online courses provide students with the opportunity to learn anytime, anyplace, and at any pace from the convenience of a device connected to the internet.

Online courses are highly successful for people who find it difficult to meet at a particular location on a regular basis because of various obligations. Please be advised that an online learning course requires as much time and dedication as a face-to-face course.

Courses are taught by a Pasco County Schools certified teacher, the curriculum includes reasoning through language arts, social studies, science, and mathematical reasoning as needed based on the student’s academic needs.

Requirements/Qualifications for Online GED Preparation Program

  • Internet access and device

  • Students must score a level 2 or higher on version M of the reading section of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Admissions Requirements for all Adult Basic Education or GED Programs

Students must be 16 years of age or older and formally withdrawn from high school.

Students will be assessed at the State-mandated tuition of $30 per term.

All new students are required to be evaluated with the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to establish a baseline academic level.

For more information or to schedule the TABE test, contact the adult education center in your area.

East County: Pasco Adult Education @ Wesley Chapel at 813-794-8777

West County: Pasco Adult Education @ F.K. Marchman Technical College  at 727-774-1700