Adult Education Program

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.

Days off for 2019-2020 Date
Veteran’s Day November 11
Thanksgiving November 28 – 29
Winter Break December 23 – January 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20
Presidents’ Day February 17
Spring Break April 6-10
Memorial Day May 25
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2019 Fall Classes

GED Prep Classes

9:30am-12:00pm Monday through Thursday


6:00-8:00pm Tuesday through Thursday:

Children’s Activities provided, ages 2-12 years old.

Preparation for language arts (reading comprehension, grammar, writing), math, science, and social studies. This class is designed for anyone interested in pursuing their GED. Students need to be able to read and write. Non-native English speakers welcome!

For more information or to enroll, contact us by email or call 360-416-7585 x1184.

Classes are available in Concrete, Burlington, and Mount Vernon.

English Language Classes

10:00am-12:30pm  Tuesday through Thursday:

Children’s Activities provided: age 2-12 years old.


6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday through Thursday: 

Children’s Activities provided: age 2-12 years old.

English classes focus on improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Computer skills are integrated into classes. Multi-level classes designed for students who are able to read and write in their own language: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced.

For more information, contact us by email or call 588-5735, hablamos español.

Classes are available in Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Anacortes.

Citizenship Classes

6:00-7:30pm Monday

Citizenship classes take place in Mount Vernon once a week for 13 weeks. The next class will start in Summer 2020. Call now to get on the waitlist: 360-588-5735.

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 classes, contact us by email or call 360-588-5735, habla español.

For information or to register for GED classes, contact us by email or call 360-416-7585 x1184.

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 –


Your Site Supervisor and Tracy both need to be informed

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

Please contact your Site Supervisor or Claudia.

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


If you’re looking for a way to increase your income through finding a job, building your résumé, or nailing the interview, check out our Job Skills & Training page for ways to put yourself on the path you want.

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Financial Empowerment

Whether you need a first step, a next step, or someone to talk through tough decisions with, we have resources and support for you on your path towards your goals. Check out our Financial Empowerment page for more information.

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Questions / Preguntas

For questions, please call Community Action at 360-416-7585 x1184.
Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a 360-588-5735.