Adult Basic Education Transitional Opportunities for Post-Secondary Success (ABE TOPS) 

ABE TOPS is designed for adult students who have an intellectual disability or those who need continued support in functional academics. It is ideal for students who want to achieve a higher level of independence by focusing on academic, social, vocational and life skills needed to fulfill their goals. 

Improve your Academics

Classes are taught from the following content standards using contextualized teaching practices:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Vocational Education
  • Life Skills
Training for a Career

Career Pathways classes are offered through a partnership with Wake Tech Workforce Continuing Education. These pathways give students the necessary skills to gain competitive employment.

Career Pathways Offered
  • Hospitality (Formerly known as the START Hospitality Program) -  an intensive course where students have the opportunity to earn up to 4 nationally recognized certificates. This class will begin fall 2019
  • Barista and Cafe training. This class will begin April 2019
Get started with ABE TOPS

All interested students should attend an information session held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm at the Beltline Center located at 3200 Bush Street, Raleigh NC 27609 No registration necessary 

For more information

Contact Julia Tennant at 919-334-1545 or [email protected]

Important Dates

•    1st Quarter: Jan 7 - April 11, 2019
•    2nd Quarter: April 22 - June 13, 2019
•    3rd Quarter: July 8 – August 29, 2019
•    4th Quarter: Sept 9 – Dec 12, 2019

Days Off:

Jan 21, April 15-18, May 27
June 17-July 4, Sept 2-5 Nov 11, 27-28


Read about the College & Career Readiness Programs Attendance Expectations