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Adult Basic Education (ABE) 

Welcome to Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Students can attend the ABE lab

  • To earn a GED/HSED
  • To earn a high school diploma

This program offers basic and refresher skills to adults—at no cost—in the following areas:

  • Adult High School Diploma
  • Employability Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spelling
  • Writing

What is ABE?

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program at Fox Valley Technical College prepares students to achieve their high school credential.  ABE classes are available at the Waupaca Regional Center.  

If you would like to attend ABE classes at Waupaca Campus, you may call to schedule your ABE First Steps to Success Orientation.

Note: The ABE First Steps to Success Orientation is for students who are new to ABE.  If you have attended ABE classes within the past two years, please call the location you wish to attend.

How long will it take to complete a course?

The amount of time depends upon each enrollee. All courses begin at each person's appropriate level, based on assessment, and go from one level to the next at each individual's own pace. There is an attendance policy, which is explained at registration.


FVTC Waupaca Center

When are ABE classes held?

Classes are offered spring, summer and fall, with hours offered in morning, afternoon and evening. Please call for more details.

How can you enroll?

To enroll in ABE, come in or call the Fox Valley Technical College-Waupaca Center at (715) 942-1700 or 1-888-324-218, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Friday between 8 a.m. and noon. The staff will take your name, address, and phone number and set up your First Step Session.

To register:

  •   Make an appointment to attend a first steps orientation in person or by phone.
  •   Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waiting lists will be started once classes are filled.

Materials and Supplies:

Bring a spiral notebook and a pencil or pen. Textbooks are provided for classroom use.

For more information, call (715) 942-1700 or toll-free (888) 324-3218
Center Office Hours: Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. , Friday between 8 a.m. and  12:00 p.m.

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