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.

GED Prep Classes

GED class will start Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2022. Enrollment will be ongoing. Initial Assessment, Registration, and Orientation will take place Aug. 29 – Sept. 2.

Class will be held in Mount Vernon four mornings a week, Mon.-Thurs., and will cover all four GED subjects: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. An a-la-carte enrollment can be arranged for students who have already passed one or more of the tests.

Call or email Claudia 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.

For more information, call Jennyfer at (360) 588-5734 or Hablamos español.

Citizenship Classes

Citizenship classes are conducted with our experienced teacher over the phone.

For more information, call (360) 588-5735. 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 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) 588-5730.

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 Claudia 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.


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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) 588-5730.
Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a (360) 588-5730.