Basic Education

Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Training Program

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The ATB program provides an opportunity for students without a high school diploma or equivalency to still be eligible for federal Pell Grants to help cover the cost of higher education or vocational training. It is also the first step to earning a GED. Our training program prepares students to pass the Accuplacer test at a 5th-grade level which is self-paced in order to work around work and life commitments. 

After passing the Accuplacer test at a 5th-grade level, students are eligible to qualify for over $40,000 in higher education or vocational training Pell Grants. We believe education and employment opportunities are fundamental human rights.


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This 24-credit program is offered through a partnership with American High School which offers a fully accredited online K-12 education. This is a self-paced program with over 500 online courses to date. This K-12 curriculum is interactive and adapted to each student’s learning needs. It is structured per Common Core State Standards to stimulate the student’s interest while engaging them in the learning process and maintaining their focus for successful core course completion including a diverse selection of languages and electives. 


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This 18-credit program is offered through a partnership with American High School (AHS) which offers this fully accredited online and self-paced program. The Adult Learner requirements are designed for students over the age of 17 who desire to obtain a high school diploma. These diplomas are recognized nationally and will qualify for admission to any community college nationwide. Since the AHS has a private charter, no state-mandated testing is required. This allows students who do not test well to still obtain a high school diploma. Adult students who use English as a second language can enroll in the ESL curriculum to learn English while earning additional elective credits.