Basic Skills & HiSET Preparation

Overview of Program

The purpose of Adult Basic Education programs is to assist under-educated adults to improve academic and communication skills related to their work and family lives. Adult Basic Education covers a wide spectrum of student needs and abilities, from classes for adults who are learning to read, through learners preparing for the HiSET (High School Equivalency, formerly GED, Test). 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. Students under the age of 18 must bring a permission letter from their school district.

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 use computers to enhance learning.

HiSET – High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Preparation

Students study writing, English, social studies, science, literature, and mathematics in preparation for the comprehensive High School Equivalency exam. (An evening class is also available in Milford.)

Get Ready for College – Click for more information

High School Equivalency, (Formerly GED) graduates, and high school graduates who have been out of school for one year may enroll in this free, 16-week college preparation course offered in the fall and spring semesters on the Nashua Community College campus by Adult Learning Center staff.

Milford Adult Basic Skills and High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Preparation

High School equivalency preparation and Adult Basic Skills classes are held at Milford High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September through May.

Adult Learner Services Program – Click here for more information

Adults improve their reading or math skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages students improve their communication skills with free weekly instruction with a volunteer tutor.

Program Highlights

  • Scheduled monthly registrations
  • 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
  • Off-site evening classes at Milford High School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • 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

Click here for schedule of classes and registration dates. 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.

Cost

Most classes are free. Students are asked to purchase books, which are usually $20. The Practice HiSET (formerly Practice GED) Test is $15 (free if taken in class with your teacher), and the HiSET (formerly GED) Test is $95.

Contact

For more information, call Director of Adult Education, Lauren Osowski, at 603-882-9080 x263 or email losowski@adultlearningcenter.org.

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

The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is the funding source for the serving of nutritious meals in our childcare and school age care programs.