Adult Education – General Information

Welcome to Adult Education at Lake Tech. We hope you find all the answers you are looking for on our website. (The Council on Occupational Education (COE) does not accredit avocational programs such as Academic Skills Builder (ASB), Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and GED preparation.  In addition, avocational programs do not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.)

We offer the following classes:

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You will also find helpful information about GED® test registration, the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), class locations, and how we can connect you to your exciting career path.opens in a new window


  • The TABE or CASAS test is $25 for new students
  • Tuition is $30 per term plus a $25 registration fee


  • Testing in reading, math, and language (TABE)
  • Must be at least 16-years-old and formally withdrawn from the previous school of enrollment
  • Applicants under 18 years old must submit an application signed by a parent or guardian

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Lake Tech?
You can find our locations hereopens in a new window and map directions by using Google Mapsopens in a new window.

2. What do I need to do to take classes?
Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)opens in a new window, meet with a career advisor, enroll in a class and begin your “pathway” to success. You can find our class times and locations hereopens in a new window.

3. What is on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)?
Language, Math, and Reading.

4. Can I fail the TABE?
Absolutely not! All the TABE does is measure what you know when you take the test. The test is not pass/fail. Instead, the test helps us customize your learning experience. We are committed to helping you learn, or re-learn, the skills you need to be successful for the GED or your Career and Technical Education Program.

5. What do I need to do to take the GED® test?
If you are over 18, go here. If you are under 18, go here.

6. What is on the GED® test?
Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

7. What makes a successful student in the GED® program?
Be prepared. Be positive. Be on time. Be willing to develop a relationship with your instructor. They care!

8. How long should the program last?
That’s a hard question. It depends on (1) where your skills are right now, and (2) how much time and effort you put into it. This is different for every person. So, there is no way to say how long your program will last. Nonetheless, you should work with your instructor to set personal goals and do everything you can to meet these goals.

9. Are online classes harder or easier than taking classes in person?
Online classes can be easier and harder than taking a class in person. It takes a lot of personal discipline to work from home. There are personal distractions, noises and maybe kids; not to mention that there is no one to remind you to stay on task. However, with online class you don’t have to drive, get ready, or work on a given schedule. Midnight works for you? Fine, go for it! The most important thing is for you to know yourself. If you think it won’t be best for you to work online, don’t do it.

10. Is there financial aid for Adult Education students?
Financial aid for tuition and testing purposes may be available to those who qualify.


Admissions Office
Email: teegardinp@lake.k12.fl.usopens in a new window