CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
New Britain Adult Education's Vision
New Britain Adult Education will increase a student’s ability to succeed in post-secondary education by delivering a high quality education with instructional activities based on scientific research, effective use of technology, and assessment to ensure that students are enrolled in a program that meets their goals and objectives.
New Britain Adult Education's Mission
The Mission of New Britain Adult Education is to assist all students to become literate and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their career choices through effective, high quality education, while partnering with community agencies.
Registration Requirements & Procedures
All students that intend to enroll in a program in New Britain Adult Education must:
• Be a New Britain resident. (Please bring one of the following as proof of residence; rental lease, utility bill, etc. along with a valid photo ID)
• Be officially withdrawn from day school
• 17 year-old students must have a parent/ guardian present for initial registration (A parent/ guardian signature on the application is required
for all students 17 years of age)
• Withdrawal forms (only applicable if enrolling in a High School Completion Program: CDP, NEDP, GED)
• Official Transcripts (only applicable if enrolling in a High School Completion Program: CDP, NEDP, GED)
• Complete registration forms
• Take a placement test
• Participate in an Orientation Session (only applicable if enrolling in a High School Completion Program: CDP, NEDP, GED)
Call us at (860)229-6106 if you are interested in
registering for classes.
All students are required to take a test that will determine their placement in our programs.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Instruction designed to improve the acquisition of English through listening/speaking, reading and writing areas. Student class level is determined by the students CASAS test score. We have from Beginner ESL to Advanced ESL classes.
Classes will prepare students for the Citizenship test. It may be taken concurrently with English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Students will be given plenty of time to learn the requirements for the citizenship process, application process and the written and oral components.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Classes are designed for leveled instruction that meets the individual needs of the student. Instruction is provided in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics, to prepare students for secondary academic training.
High School Completion Programs
There are 3 ways to get your High School Diploma. This program is designed to offer a credit by credit high school experience to students aged 17 or older who have withdrawn from day high school.
Credit Diploma Program (CDP)
This program is designed to offer a credit by credit high school experience to students aged 17 or older who have withdrawn from day high school.
General Education Development (GED)
This program is designed to enhance Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math skills to an adult secondary level or high school proficient level. The skills gained are required to pass all four subjects of the GED exam. When the student takes and passes each subject in the test with a minimum score of 145, the student will earn a Connecticut High School Diploma.
GED En Español
Este programa esta diseñado para mejorar las destrezas de las siguientes materias: Artes del Lenguaje (Lectura y Escritura), Estudios Sociales, Ciencias, y Matemáticas para poder tomar los cuatro componentes del examen de GED. Cuando el estudiante complete, y obtenga una puntuación minima de 145 en cada sección del examen de GED, se le otorgará un Diploma de Escuela Secundaria expedida por el Departamento de Educación del estado de Connecticut.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
This is an individualized program that provides an alternate route to a high school diploma with a mutually scheduled weekly meeting with an assessor. Students participate in a diagnosis and assessment phase. Click here for more information.
New Britain Adult Education works in partnership with the following community organizations; Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut (LVCC), Opportunities of Industrialization (OIC), Human Resource Agency, Inc. (HRA), Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) and the American Job Center of New Britain, CT.
Statement Concerning Registration Fees
In compliance with Connecticut General Statute 10-73a, there is no fee for registration, books or materials to any adult enrolled in mandated programs including Citizenship, ESL or high school completion programs. (A reasonable deposit may be charged and refunded when books are returned in good condition.)
Statement of Non-Discrimination
New Britain Adult Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.
Statement of Accommodation
All activities offered by New Britain Adult Education are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with disability are available upon request. Please contact Sahar Noushin-Brochu at (860) 229-6106.
Statement of GED Accommodations
Accommodations for the GED® test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For information on GED test accommodations contact Joycelyn Jackman at (860) 229-6106.