Adult Basic Education
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 Chelsea community partners 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. Learn more about the Transitions to College Program.