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Adult Basic Education


Adult Basic Education

Faculty: Adult Basic Education
Certification: Diploma of Academic Training
Duration: Self-Paced, Continuous Intake

Adult Basic Education Program – Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about our Adult Basic Education program, please click the following question below to learn more:

What is Adult Basic Education (ABE)?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a provincial High School Completion program for adult learners in Newfoundland and Labrador.

How long does it take to complete ABE?

It depends on the number of credits you need to graduate. There are three different levels of ABE:

  • Level I is considered equivalent to grades K-6;
  • Level II is considered equivalent to grades 7-9;
  • Level III is considered equivalent to grades 10-12

Students need a minimum of 36 credits to graduate.

Students needing six or fewer credits for graduation may be eligible to transfer ABE Level III credits back to high school and receive a Newfoundland and Labrador High School Diploma.

I am a High School Graduate but want to upgrade my marks for post-secondary. Can I do this in ABE?

Yes! Some students come in to upgrade certain subject areas to meet certain post-secondary admission requirements.

Where are Academy Canada’s ABE classes held?

Academy Canada has 13 learning centres throughout Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Corner Brook (University Drive Campus)
  • St. John’s (Kenmount Road Campus)
  • Deer Lake
  • St. Anthony
  • Baie Verte
  • Placentia
  • Bonavista
  • Conception Bay South
  • Happy Valley – Goose Bay
  • Sheshatshiu
  • Hopedale
  • Nain
  • Labrador West

What is the class schedule?

Classes are held Monday to Friday each week. Classes generally start at 8:30 AM or 9:00 AM (varies by campus) and go to 2:30 PM or 3:00 PM.

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