Community Action’s Adult Education Program provides quality, goal-based educational services for the people of Skagit County to prepare them for engagement in the community (e.g. work, health care situations, parent/teacher relationships), post-secondary education, and the current workplace.

English classes help students improve their English language reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The program also supports the educational development of children by providing early education activities and school-appropriate homework support for the children of students enrolled in some English Language classes.

The Adult Education Program also offers small-group learning and tutoring for adults who are planning to take their GED tests. We are not a school. We work with people to develop their individual goals and education plan, and we modify how we engage students depending on their learning styles.

Pre-GED Prep Classes

The Pre-GED class meets three times per week. It is for students who did not complete 10th grade and/or who have been out of school a long time. The class provides extra practice with Reading, Writing, and Math to prepare students for the next more intensive level of study.

Call or email us at (360) 588-5730 or to get enrolled or for any GED related questions.

Fast-Track GED Classes

The morning fast-track GED class meets M-Th, one day per subject. You can enroll anytime and choose which subjects you need to work on. Minimum assessment scores required.

Call or email us at (360) 588-5730 or to get enrolled or for any GED related questions.

GED Prep Classes

GED Prep classes are in-person. The Fast-track class meets mornings in Mount Vernon and the Pre-GED class meets evenings in Burlington. Supervision of students’ children is available in the evening classes. Assessment for placement, registration, and orientation are by appointment.

Call or email us at (360) 588-5730 or to get enrolled or for any GED related questions.

English Language Classes

English Language classes are available both in person and online. The in-person classes are in Burlington. The online class is in the evening, and we will lend Chromebooks for students to participate.

Call or email us at (360) 588-5734 or Hablamos español.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

The only requirements for enrollment in the program are demonstrated educational need, motivation, and ability to attend classes regularly.

For information or to register for ELA or GED classes, contact us at (360) 588-5734 or Hablamos español.

There is a $25 class fee.

A tuition waiver is available for those who need it.

Active Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

At the end of every month. You can mail them in, drop them off, or hand them to your site supervisor.

Contact Tracy with questions: (360) 588-5753

Your Site Supervisor will need need to be informed.

Please give them at least two weeks notice, if possible. This allows us to find coverage for your class.

Please contact your Site Supervisor.

We hold Volunteer Training Days every quarter. If you have questions, please let us know and we can include them in our next training.

Questions / Preguntas

For questions, please call Community Action at (360) 588-5734.
Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a (360) 588-5734.