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Hartford Adult Education

Program Name: Adult Education Center in Hartford

The Adult Education Center in Hartford is an institution of learning dedicated to preparing students for successful transition into post-secondary education and/or the 21st century workforce. Through high-quality educational programs, the Adult Education Center in Hartford assists the adult learners in the pursuit of English language proficiency, secondary education completion, and the acquisition of skills needed for postsecondary opportunities and/or the workforce.

The Adult Education Center in Hartford operates on a trimester system. An additional abbreviated summer session is offered from July to August. Student engagement in and completion of programs is individualized, based on progress evidenced in ongoing assessments.

GED students must pass each of four subtests in order to earn the high school diploma.

NEDP students work through online activities independently and at school with an assessor to complete the diploma requirements. They must demonstrate mastery of academic skills in core subject areas by completing rigorous performance tasks in foundational skills, workforce development skills and critical thinking skills in order to earn the high school diploma.

CDP students earn a diploma from the Hartford Public Schools by earning at least 25 credits in accordance with state requirements.

Students enrolled in ESL classes are assessed using the CASAS test when they register for classes. Based on their test scores, they are placed in an appropriate ESL class. They are periodically reassessed and progress through ESL levels 1-5. They exit the program when they have successfully met the scale scores required for exiting.

Supports Available Through Program: (Bilingual-Spanish) Certified Social Worker • (Bilingual-Spanish) College-Career Specialist • Computer labs • Attendance Incentives • Free parking • Bus passes available• Childcare Center (evenings)

Contact Details

Program Lead Point of Contact: Dr. Zandralyn Gordon


Location Address
85 Edwards Street, Hartford, CT 06120

Program Details

Career Continuum Program Level: Career Awareness

Badges/Credentials Offered: Mentoring / Guidance, Certificate - Educational, Certificate - Other, Degree - GED, Other

Other Badges/Credentials Offered: NEDP (National External Diploma Program), CDP (Credit Diploma Program-Hartford Public Schools)

Length of Program: Student engagement in and completion of programs is individualized, based on progress evidenced in ongoing assessments

Target Population: Age - 17-24, Age - 18 and over, Age - 25 and older, Out-of-School Youth (OY), Returning Citizens, Justice-Involved Youth, Non-Citizens, Hartford Resident, Homeless and Housing Insecurity, Gender - Male, Gender - Female, Gender - Other, LGBTQIA

Target Population Gender: Non-Binary

Eligibility Requirements: Age 17-24, Age - 18 and over, Age - 25 and older, Target Population - Hartford Resident

Residency Eligibility Requirements: Hartford Resident

Service Type: Basic Skills Instruction, Career Competency Training, Financial Literacy Education, Follow-up Services, Guidance and Counseling, Individual Service Strategy, Job Development and Support, Other

Service Type Other: Guest speakers from the Greater Hartford community visit our program to provide students with information on a wide variety of topics, including available community support services pertaining to healthcare, immigration, legal and employment opportunities, workforce development, post-secondary education and training and the financial aid application process. Workshops on career interest assessment, orientation to ONET and Your Next Move, financial literacy, and mental awareness, as well as cultural awareness and celebration of diversity are provided throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in educational field trips.

Schedule (When is your program offered?): During the three trimesters, classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, and Monday through Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. A summer session is also provided for the month of July from 9am to 12pm.

Capacity for Each Implementation (Target Number): -1

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