Adult Education

  • OACES offers adults classes to improve their education and language skills through the following programs: Classes run from 9 AM – Noon, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM, and Evenings 5 PM – 7:30 PM.

    English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL)
    The OACES ESL Program offers adults with limited English language proficiency a variety of language learning opportunities to improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Beginning to advanced classes are offered day or evening by experienced and qualified teachers. Instruction is tailored to the individual’s needs, including those who are preparing to enter the workforce and/or higher education.

    Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: conversation, grammar, computer, vocations, and life skills.

    How do I enroll?  Come to 30 Hart Street Room 216 to sign up for day or evening classes or Enroll now.


    Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    OACES offers group and individualized instruction in math, social studies, science, writing and reading. Students are required to take a reading and math entrance test and are assigned to classes according to reading levels.

    ABE classes enable students to improve their academic skills prior to entering the Adult Secondary Education (ASE) program, where instruction is focused on preparation for the high school equivalency diploma exam. | Enroll now


    Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
    OACES provides a comprehensive ASE Program that focuses on preparation for the high school equivalency exam. The ASE Program includes diagnostic services as well as a core curriculum and career counseling. | Enroll now


    Youth Programs
    Are you between the ages of 17 and 21? OACES offers an alternative high school equivalency program. | Enroll now


    Program Hours
    ELL, ABE, and Citizenship night classes run Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m at OACES, 30 Hart Street.