PURSUING EXCELLENCE ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
Vision and Mission
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.
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.
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 who score below a 235 on the CASAS test. Instruction is provided in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics, to prepare students for secondary academic training.
High School Completion Programs: Credit Diploma Program, General Education Development, & National External Diploma Program
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This program is designed to offer a credit by credit high school experience to students aged 17 or older who have withdrawn from day high school.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. Students who score 235 or above on the CASAS test are eligible for this course.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
This is an individualized program that provides an alternate route to a high school diploma without classes. Students participate in a diagnosis and assessment phase. The criteria for entry are an assessment in reading and math with a minimum score determined by the state, an interview and a writing assessment.
2018-2019 Student Registration Information
Students can stop by at any time to fill out an application to enroll in any of our programs. An appointment will be made in order to have students attend in information session and testing.
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.)
Registration for High School Completion Programs
Registration begins when the student submits the application to the New Britain Adult Education office. Please refer to the Program Registration Requirements section for the documentation needed for enrollment.
Testing by appointment for all programs
Testing for all programs will be by appointment. Day time registrations will take place at the New Britain Adult Education center located at 183 Steele Street and evening registration will run at New Britain High located at 110 Mill Street. Please call us at (860) 229-6106 to schedule your appointment.
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 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.