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What is Basic Education?


Knowledge is power, and education changes lives. No matter where you are at this moment or where you have been, the Basic Education department is here to support your educational journey.

Best of all, most classes are just $25 a quarter, saving you hundreds of dollars in tuition. We even have tuition waivers if you qualify!

New classes start April 2, 2024 – Sign up Now!

New English Learner students can register for classes by attending one of these sessions:
Mon., March 11th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Lewis Hall 209
Tues., March 12th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lewis Hall 209
Mon., March 25th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Lewis Hall 209
Tues., March 26th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lewis Hall 209
Mon., April 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Lewis Hall 209
Tues., April 2nd from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lewis Hall 209

Or

Get help at Enrollment Services Front Desk
Mon.–Thurs, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Lewis Hall.

Se habla español
Помощь предоставляется на русском/українською

What we offer


Our courses will help you:

  • Improve your English language skills.
  • Earn a high school diploma or GED. GED courses available in Spanish and English.
  • Improve your skills in math, writing, computer basics, and reading. Math and computer classes available in Spanish and English.
  • Start earning college credit and prepare for career training.

The Basic Education department at Skagit Valley College offers courses to help you get started, whether you have been out of school for years or have not finished high school. Our courses provide the foundation to improve your reading, writing, and math skills, learn English or improve your English language skills, and earn a high school diploma or GED®.

Want to get enrolled? Your first step is apply online.

Designed for


  • Adults returning to school after a break of several years, or those who are seeking to improve academic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, math, computer use, and academic skills before starting college degree or certificate programs.
  • Justice-involved students who are transitioning out of incarceration.
  • New English language learners or those who are looking to improve their English language skills.

Contact Information


For more information, please email: informacion@skagit.edu or call 360.416.7654.

Amber Randall
Academic Advisor: High School Completion
Email: Amber.Randall@skagit.edu

Lleni Zavala
Student Success Navigator, Open Doors
Email: Lleni.Zavala@skagit.edu

Amanda Winslow
English Language Acquisition Advisor
Email: Amanda.Winslow@skagit.edu