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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
Annette Homan

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 Clintonville Regional Center.  

If you would like to attend ABE classes at Clintonville Campus, you may call to schedule your ABE First Steps to Success Orientation. If you would like to attend ABE at another location, please open the quick link on the page to find other locations.

Note: The ABE First Steps to Success Orientation is for students who are new to ABE.  If you have attended ABE (GOAL) 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.

Is there confidentiality?

Absolutely! No information regarding entry level, progress, or grades is shared by instructors without your written consent.

When are ABE classes held?

Spring classes are available
Monday 8:30-11:20am, 12:30-3:20pm, and 4:20-6:20pm
Tuesday 8:30-11:20am and 12:30-3:20pm
Wednesday 8:30-11:20am, 12:30-3:30pm

How can you enroll?

To enroll in ABE, come in or call the Fox Valley Technical College-Clintonville Center at (715) 823-1555 or 1-800-321-7133, 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 for ABE in New London contact the Clintonville Regional Center (715) 823-1555 or 1-800-321-7133.

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.


    Please park in the north parking lot and use the main door to enter the building.

    For more information, call (715) 823-1555 or 1-800-321-7133
    Center Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays  8 a.m. to noon.

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