The Adult Basic Education & Transitions to College programs are Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) grant-funded programs that offer free classes for adults to develop English language proficiency, content skills to acquire the High School Equivalency Credential, and skills to successfully transition to college-level programs.
The Adult Basic Education program at the Chelsea Campus provides educational and support services for adults who lack English language and literacy skills and/or do not have a high school diploma. This comprehensive program provides free educational services that include courses in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ABE literacy, and High School Equivalency Assessment preparation in Spanish and in English. Classes are held in Chelsea and Revere. The Adult Education courses are offered both day and evening either at the Chelsea Campus or at program partner sites in the community. The Adult Basic Education program collaborates with the following partners in the Chelsea community: Centro Latino, Inc. and LARE/American Training.
The Transitions to College program is for students who have completed their classes at an adult literacy program and want to transition to college. The eligibility requirements for the program are: enrollment in a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education grant funded adult learning program; completed High School Equivalency Assessment classes and have received a High School Equivalency; or have a high school diploma from a foreign country, completed ESOL classes and possess the English language proficiency to take pre-college level classes. The Transitions to College class is in the evening and is held at the Charlestown Campus.