Overview of Program

The purpose of Adult Basic Education programs is to help adults improve their academic and communication skills related to their work and family lives.  Adult Basic Education covers a wide range of student needs and abilities, from classes for adults who are learning to read, through learners preparing for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test, formerly GED).  Classes are designed for adults to learn at their own pace, guided by classroom teachers who are trained to teach adults.

Who We Serve

All area residents 18 and older who need to improve basic academic and life skills or who want to earn a HiSET (formerly GED) Certificate.


What We Offer

  • Adult Basic Education:  Classes in reading, writing, math, and life skills help adults to succeed at work and at home. All adult students learn to use computers to enhance learning. Morning and evening classes are available.


  • HiSET - High School Equivalency Test (Formerly GED) Preparation:  Students practice the five subjects from the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) - reading, writing, social studies, science, and math. Morning and evening classes are available.


  • Adult Learner Services Program:  Adults improve their reading or math skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) students improve their communication skills with free weekly instruction with a volunteer tutor.

Program Highlights

  • Morning classes: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Evening classes: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Rolling Enrollment during the school year (September-April)
  • Four levels of classes
  • Highly qualified, experienced, professional teachers
  • Encouraging, supportive atmosphere
  • Self-paced learning
  • Small class size
  • Six-week summer program
  • Career and job readiness counseling
  • Gear Up! college readiness activities
  • Annual College and Career Fair
  • Monthly HiSET (formerly GED) testing at the Adult Learning Center
  • Workplace classes at employer’s site (fee)

How to Enroll

At registration, students will be asked to complete a registration form, take a reading and math test (to determine levels), and get class placements. The process takes about an hour. No children are allowed at registration.



Most classes are free. Books will be provided to students who attend at least 12 hours of class. Final HiSET testing is $125.00



For class registration, call Enrollment Coordinator, Anya Vandiver, at:

603-921-9590 or registration@nashuaalc.org

For more information, call Director of Adult Education, Lauren Osowski, at:

603-882-9080 x2206 or losowski@nashuaalc.org

More information about Adult Basic Education is also available at the NH State website: www.nhadulted.org