Adult Literacy

Welcome to the Academic & Career Readiness (ACR) Program!

We know it is not always easy to decide to come back to school. We want to make your experience at Alamance Community College (ACC) a good one.

All classes are FREE of charge, but advance registration is required.

We help students work on many different goals, including:

  • learning to read
  • improving math skills
  • learning to speak English
  • earning a high school equivalency
  • improving digital literacy
  • studying for the US citizenship test
  • training for a better job
  • preparing for college

We offer many options: morning, evening, and Saturday classes, online learning, and a mail-in program. Classes are held at the main Carrington-Scott campus in Graham, the Dillingham Center in Burlington, and various off-site locations.

The first step in coming to our programs is scheduling an orientation. We offer opportunities to start classes almost every week. During the orientation, you will learn about our programs, obtain student success tips, take an assessment test, and be placed into an appropriate class.

Our program offers the following courses:

Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency (ABE & HSE)seeking GED®, HiSET®, Adult Education

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)literacy education for students with learning differences

English Language Acquisition (ELA)English as a foreign language

US Citizenship Classesstudy and prepare for your naturalization process

Basic Skills Plus (BSP)vocational pathways for adult learners

College Prep (RISE)transitional English and Math classes


For information about High School Equivalency (GED® and HiSET®) classes, please call (336) 506-4376 or email us at

For English Language Acquisition (ELA), call (336) 506-4380 or email

For ABLE classes, call (336) 506-4308 or email

Congratulations on taking the first step in continuing your education!