Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
This free educational program designed for adults who lack a high school diploma. Classes meet three-to-six hours per week and are offered at locations throughout the district.

  • Build reading, writing, math and problem-solving skills 
  • Take the first step toward obtaining high school equivalency


High School Equivalency (HSE)
These free classes prepare adults who lack a high school diploma to successfully pass the GED®, HiSet exam or TASC test and earn a high school equivalency certificate.

  • Prepare in five areas covered on the tests: social studies, science, interpreting literature and the arts, mathematics and writing.
  • Separate classes are available to prepare students to pass the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests.
  • Online classes are available to qualified students.


All students must take the TABE placement test and attend a short orientation/intake session prior to registration. Placement testing, orientation and registration take approximately 2 ½ hours. Children are not allowed in the testing room so please plan ahead.

Testing and registration is offered at the following locations. Please call specific location for hours of availability.

Glen Ellyn Campus
(630) 942-2400

Addison Learning Commons
(630) 942-4650

Carol Stream Learning Commons
(630) 942-4900

Naperville Learning Commons
(630) 942-4750

Westmont Learning Commons
(630) 942-4850

Spanish GED®
Free GED® preparation classes prepare Spanish speaking adults who lack a high school diploma to successfully pass the GED® tests and earn a high school equivalency.

Registration is offered in class. Call (630) 942-3697 for more information.


Register today!

To register or for detailed program information, call Adult Education at (630) 942-3697 or visit our office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. To view our complete program listing, see the Fall 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.