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Zelda Rogers
Senior Educational Program Director
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 754
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-0450

Florida’s adult education system includes a range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major program areas are Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Adult learners enrolled in ASE can earn a high school diploma or its equivalent by successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) tests.

Adult education programs are available to individuals that:

  • Are 16 years or older and have legally left the secondary school system.
  • Do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Want to learn to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Have earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent, but require remediation to obtain employment or pursue postsecondary education.