Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education 2023-2024


What is ABE?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of services, credit, and non-credit programs designed to help adult learners achieve their goals. These goals may include:

  1. increasing education and/or certification levels;
  2. gaining prerequisites for further training or employment;
  3. enhancing life skills, independence and self-sufficiency; or
  4. learning skills in specific areas (such as technological literacy, communication skills, or portfolio development).

Continuous Intake

  • Any student wishing to apply for Basic Education programming can stop by the Meadow Lake Campus to fill-out an application form and the authorization to access transcript.
  • Once the application process in complete, a meeting with a Student Services Advisor will be arranged to conduct a readiness interview.
  • After the readiness interview process, an assessment would follow with the Basic Education Coordinator and the student will be placed in the appropriate program.

Locations and Dates:

Location Program

Meadow Lake Adult 12

Aug. 28/23 - May 24/24
Meadow Lake Adult 10

Aug. 28/23 - May 24/24
Meadow Lake  Level 2 Pathways

Sept. 5/23 - May 10/24
Meadow Lake Early Childhood Education ESWP

Sept. 5/23 - Dec. 8/23
Meadow Lake Educational Assistant ESWP

Jan. 8/24 - May 10/24

 *ESWP - Essential Skills for the Work Place


  • Adult 10

    Level three courses (Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics and Science) are designed for people who want to build on their knowledge and skills. Learners who complete Level Three successfully go on to further education, training, or employment opportunities.

  • Adult 12

    Adult 12 students are required to complete seven 30-level credits including:  English (2 credits), Math (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), and Electives (2 credits). Students may be eligible to receive a Prior Learning Credit as one of their electives if they have 20 weeks of full-time work experience or have completed a course that is equal in weight and rigor as a 30-level course.

  • Level 2 Pathways

    Level 2 programs can be focused on academics or employment readiness. They are designed to develop skills, attitudes and abilities to help students gain prerequisites for further training or employment. They focus on enhancing skills such as technological literacy, communication skills, portfolio development and life skills. 


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