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Regional Education Service Agency 8 :: West Virginia Adult Basic Education
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The Adult Education Coordinator conducts financial oversight; coordinates professional development sessions for Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructors; provides technical assistance where needed; serves on local, regional and state committees dealing with adult education and literacy; and assists county personnel with the supervision of Adult Basic Education classes.          

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a vital link in the continuing educational process, serving adult students sixteen (16) years of age or older at all educational levels. These levels include preparation for the high school equivalency assessment, improving basic skills , literacy development, English as a Second Language (ESL), and special topics classes.  The ABE program works closely with Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc. to address adult literacy needs in the region.        

Funding for Adult Basic Education flows to the local programs from the West Virginia Department of Education through a competitive grant process. In many instances, up to fifty percent (50%) of the county's ABE budget is funded with federal dollars, through the state. In addition to the regular and part-time ABE classes, several other adult education programs are incorporated in the RESA 8 adult education system, including Institutional Programs and SPOKES Career Readiness.

Contact Information for Adult Basic Education Programs in RESA 8

County

  Location

 Telephone

Berkeley  Berkeley County Adult Learning Center

304-263-3897 or 304-267-3585  

  206 Lutz Avenue  
  Martinsburg, WV  25404   
Eastern Panhandle James Rumsey Technical Center 304-754-9712 
  3274 Hedgesville Road  
  Martinsburg, WV  25403    
Grant Eastern WVCTC Adult Learning Center 304-257-1660
  150 Providence Lane  
  Petersburg, WV  26847   304-822-3979 
Hampshire Hampshire County Adult Learning Center  
  HC 63, Box 1980  
  Romney, WV  26757  
Hardy  Eastern WV Community & Technical College 304-434-8000, ext. 234 
  316 Eastern Drive  (mailing address: PO Box 59) 877-982-8955                        (toll free) 
  Moorefield, WV  26836    
Jefferson Jefferson County Adult Learning Center 304-725-3011 
  202 E. Liberty Street  
  Charles Town, WV  25414  
Mineral  Mineral County Technical Center 304-788-4240 
  600 Harley O. Staggers Sr. Drive  
  Keyser, WV  26726  
Morgan  RESA 8 @ the Morgan County Board of Education Annex Building 304-582-1244
  247 Harrison Avenue 304-267-3595, x.122 
  Berkeley Springs, WV  25411    
Pendleton Contact Eastern WV CTC 304-434-8000