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Adult Basic Education Classes

Spring term starts April 17!

Spring Registration dates:

  • Monday, April 3 at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm

Strong City Baltimore’s Adult Learning Center offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), Pre-GED, and GED classes and computer literacy instruction for adults 18 and older who are not currently enrolled in high school.

All classes are taught by professional, part-time teaching staff, and are offered at no cost to the learner.

Class Schedule

Classes are offered Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon, and evening, with ten or twelve week sessions occurring three times a year.

  • Fall term: Late August-Late November (12 weeks)
  • Winter term: January-March (10 weeks)
  • Spring term: April-June (10 weeks)

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Learning Center offers reading and math classes at the following levels:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Pre-GED
  • GED

ABE Registration
Learners interested in enrolling in classes should call the center’s main line at (410) 261-3524.  Please note that attending registration does not guarantee learners a space in class. Preference will be given to learners without a high school diploma.

Computer Classes

Computer skills are essential for success in life and work.  The Adult Learning Center offers computer classes for learners at the beginning and intermediate levels, which cover topics ranging from beginning keyboard and mouse skills to navigating email and the internet.

Computer Class Registration

Students must register ahead of time. You do not have to be enrolled as an ALC learner to take our computer classes. Please call 410-261-3519 to register and to find out more information.

Learner Advocate Program

All registered ALC learners can work with a special advocate one-on-one to help them with personal or professional goals that may exist outside of the classroom. With the help of an advocate, learners can work on resume building, job searching, interview skills, driver’s license testing, American culture, conversation skills, and more!

Learner Advocate Registration

If you are interested in working with a learner advocate, you must be enrolled in our program.


Most classes are held at the Center’s offices at 3501 N. Charles Street, in the lower level of the University Baptist Church.  Please click here for a map.

The Adult Learning Center offers additional off-site classes in partnership with Marian House, Tuerk House, the Hampden Family Center, American Health Care Institute (AHCI), and American Housing Corporation.

Making Referrals

Service providers may refer interested individuals to Adult Learning Center registration events.  Please note that our policy is that the clients of referring agencies should contact the Adult Learning Center directly.

You can reach the program staff at (410) 261-3524 for more information.

This program is supported by grant funding from Maryland Literacy Works and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.