Basic Education for Adults (Transitional Studies)

Adults with or without a high school diploma may enroll in a variety of classes designed to increase their skill levels in basic education, including reading, writing, and mathematics. Students may work individually or in small groups to acquire the skills needed to reach their educational and occupational goals.

We offer "brush-up" classes for those with a high school diploma who want to review skills prior to transitioning to college-level classes.

Adults 18 and over may complete coursework and competency-based activities to complete a high school diploma from Peninsula College.

Individuals 16 years of age or older who have not completed high school may attend basic skills classes to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED®) test. Instruction focuses on the subject areas covered on this high school equivalency exam.

Students between the ages of 16-18 must have a signed release from a Washington state high school before they take the official GED® test.

Classes in English as a Second Language are offered to individuals who want to improve their career and college readiness. Instruction is designed to help them acquire academic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English. 

We also offer Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST), which allows students to begin a workforce education career pathway program while improving their basic English, reading, writing, and/or math skills. Peninsula College offers a variety of I-BEST programs including Construction Technology, Early Childhood Education, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Assisting, Welding, and others. 

For information on the above Transitional Studies programs and class locations, call (360) 417-6380.