Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides instruction to enable adults to increase self-sufficiency, improve employability, prepare for continued learning and better meet their responsibilities. Instruction is designed for adults whose competence in reading, writing and computation is below 9th grade level. Basic academics and life skills are presented in the context of situations encountered by adults in everyday life and work. Instruction is provided at no charge to the student.

Adult Literacy programming
Kirkwood’s Adult Literacy programming recruits volunteers, trains them in literacy teaching techniques and matches them with adults wanting instruction in reading skills development. Computer assisted instruction and materials that emphasize life skill competencies are also available. There is no charge for this service.