Mandated Course Descriptions, Locations and Times
All of our evening classes are held at Cheshire High School from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We also offer multilevel ESL classes on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the Board of Education/Humiston Building at 29 Main Street in Cheshire.
For immigrants preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test, there will be a brief overview of American History, the Constitution, and the three branches of federal and state government. Help with the citizenship application is included in the course, along with discussions about the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship. Classes are held in-person on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Cheshire High School.
Adult Basic Education
If you have difficulty with reading, basic math, or writing, or if you want to upgrade your skills to prepare for the GED® , then ABE is for you! An individualized learning plan will be developed with you, building on your strengths while focusing on those areas in which you need help. You will receive a great deal of individual attention. Please call 203-250-2450 for more information.
English as a Second Language: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Classes are designed to help immigrants learn to speak, read, and write in English. Emphasis is on functional English in all facets of daily life. Classes are held in-person on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Cheshire High School and virtually on Thursdays. Multilevel classes are held in-person on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Cheshire Adult Education, 29 Main Street in Cheshire and virtually on Fridays.
GED® (General Education Development)
Students will prepare for the GED® test. Language Arts, Writing, Reading, Mathematics (including the use of the calculator), Social Studies and Science are the areas under study. The GED® continues to provide a basis for conferring a high school equivalency diploma on adults who have not graduated from a traditional high school. The class prepares students with the necessary skills to be productive twenty-first century citizens. Classes are held in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Cheshire High School and virtually on Thursdays.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Earn a high school diploma independently through the successful completion of a series of assignments in a computer-based format. With this option, students earn their high school diploma through the successful demonstration of life skill competencies, as well as, an individualized competency. You will meet with an assessor periodically to help you reach your goals. NEDP is recommended for those 21 years of age who have acquired some of the life skill experiences needed for successful completion of the program and is offered in conjunction with Wallingford Adult Education and Meriden Adult Education. Please contact Cheshire Adult Education at (203) 250-2450 for more information on dates, times and locations.
Come, bring your coffee and enjoy some easy conversation with friends. Meet other non-English speakers and practice your English language speaking skills in a relaxed environment. Classes are held in-person on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Cheshire Adult Education, 29 Main Street in Cheshire. Dates will include Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, and May 22.