Funded with Federal, State and local dollars, the free Adult Basic Education (ABE) program helps students improve their reading, writing and math skills. Students enroll hoping to achieve one of four goals: obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma, find employment, retain employment, or brush up to get ready for post secondary education.

Think you are ready for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test, formerly GED) but want to make sure? FVCC ABE offers the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to assess your basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. You may take the TABE test to assess your educational needs and to determine if you are ready to take the HiSET. Students enrolling in Adult Basic Education classes can take the TABE for free.

Our Adult Basic Education Center offers free day and evening classes in Flathead and Lincoln Counties. The center assists individuals age 16 and older who wish to:

  • Improve reading, writing, math, language, and study skills.
  • Prepare for the High School Equivalency (HiSET) test.
  • Refresh skills before entering college or vocational training.
  • Build English skills(for those whose native language is not English).

Reading and Writing Skills

We focus on basics. You’ll work closely with instructors to improve your English grammar, capitalization, punctuation, usage, and spelling. Become a more effective writer and stronger reader with a larger vocabulary and improved reading comprehension.

Basic Mathematics

Get a great foundation from our basic math instruction that makes even difficult concepts easy to understand. You’ll gain better problem-solving skills with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurement, algebra, and geometry.

Easy Transition

Finishing your high school education at FVCC is just the start to preparing for a future of possibilities. You’ll open up the vast educational opportunities available in our degree, certificate, and workforce development programs.

Getting Started

To begin your Adult Basic Education HiSET/ESL classes, call (406) 756-3884 in Kalispell or (406) 293-2721 in Lincoln County.

To find out more about the HiSET test click here.

If you think you may be ready for HiSET testing, go to