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Adult Basic Education Classes

Winter/spring classes start January 16, 2018! 

Winter/Spring Registration dates: January 8-11, 2018 and March 20-21, 2018 by appointment. Call Ms. Davis at 410-261-3517 to make an appointment. 

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. There is a $10 book fee due at registration.

Class Schedule

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday in the morning (9am to 12pm) and evening (6pm to 9pm), with sessions occurring throughout the year as indicated below.

  • Summer Intensive: July 10, 2017 to August 17, 2017. All summer classes meet four days per week.
  • Fall term: September 11, 2017 to December 14, 2017. Classes meet two days per week.
  • Winter/spring term: January 16, 2018 to June 7, 2018. Classes meet two days per week.
  • Spring term: A limited number of spaces will be available in the program for a mid-term entry (April 3, 2018 to June 7, 2018) during the spring term.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

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

  • Literacy
  • 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 to make a registration appointment.  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 at the Weisman House, the Penn North Community Center and the Hampden Family Center.

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.