Basic and Developmental Education

The Basic and Developmental Education Division helps students improve their basic skills, upgrade job employment skills, or helps prepare for college level courses.

ABE, GED and ESL classes have very low tuition and are open to adults 16 and older. For information or to find out how to enroll, please call the Adult Education Department at 425-388-9291. Learn about programs and services offered at EvCC.

Programs and Services

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Education Department includes, Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes that are for individuals that are below a 9th grade level in Reading, Writing and Math. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291. Follow this link for more information on sign-ups for Orientation.

General Education Development (GED) 

GED classes are a continuation of ABE classes, and are designed to prepare students for the GED test, which indicates a high school mastery in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291.

Adult High School Completion (HSC)

The High School Completion Program offers the opportunity to complete credit requirements for a Washington State High School Diploma. If you would like to speak with someone, please call (425) 388-9291.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL provides a variety of English classes for students for whom English is not their first language. If you would like to speak with someone, plese call (425) 388-9291. Follow this link for more information on sign-ups for Orientation.

Youth Re-engagement Program (U3) 

Youth Re-Engagement (U-3) is a dual credit program for youth age 16-21 who have dropped out of high school. U3 provides an opportunity for youth to earn a college degree and a high school diploma. If you would like to speak with with someone in the Youth Re-engagement Program please call 425-259-8738.

Volunteer Literacy Program (VLP)

The Volunteer Literacy Program trains volunteers to tutor students in basic reading, writing, math, English language and communication skills. Students enrolled in ABE, ESL, or GED classes are eligible for tutoring. If you would like to speak to someone in the Literacy office please call 425-388-9524.

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

The I-BEST program pairs English as a second language and adult basic education instructors with professional-technical instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education and workforce skills at the same time. If you would like to speak with someone regarding the I-BEST Program, please call (425) 388-9403.

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