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ABE classes

The ABE program is for students who do not have a high school diploma, have legally withdrawn from a traditional K-12 school, and score at the ABE level on the TABE placement assessment.

The TABE is a diagnostic test used to determine a person's skill levels and aptitudes. The TABE test is aligned to the national College and Career Readiness Standards for the three core subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Language.

ABE classes help adult students improve skills in math, reading, and language arts.

Students progress at their own pace, learn skills, and prepare for entry into the GED program, or vocational/technical training opportunities.

Course work assists the student in attaining success aimed at satisfying the needs of adults wishing to change or maintain career goals, remediate (improve) academic skills, or otherwise further their educational opportunities.


Class Schedule

Our Day classes are available from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m Monday - Friday.  

Our evening classes are Monday and Tuesday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


 Enrollment Process

Open Enrollment  

This is an open-entry/open-exit program where you have the flexibility to enter the program at any time and progress at your own pace. Student candidates must provide a government-issued ID (Drivers License, Passport, Matricula, etc.) and a social security card if available.


GED Preparation

Adult students 18 years or older can prepare to take the GED test in order to earn a Florida High School Diploma.

Students, ages 16 to 17, who want to take the GED test must qualify under the district’s policy for under-age students.

The GED program is for students who do not have a high school diploma, have legally withdrawn from a traditional K-12 school, and score at the high school level on the TABE placement assessment.

Courses include Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.



Beginning July 1, 2011 all adult education programs in the State of Florida are required to charge tuition.  Hardee County Adult Education charges the State rate option of $45 for 6 months of classes.  

We use open enrollment which means students can start any time and his/her tuition will last 6 months from the first day of enrollment.  Continuing students must pay tuition before the expiration of the prior 6 months.


Our Vision:
Empower and inspire all students for success.

Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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