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Adult Education

The West Hartford Adult Education program provides
opportunities for adults to improve their English (ESOL), improve basic skills (ABE), earn a high school diploma, or attain citizenship (CIT). Our mandated adult education programs are free to adults 17 and older who live or work in West Hartford and are no longer enrolled in a public school.  

We serve adults who live in West Hartford, work in West Hartford, or have children enrolled in West Hartford Public Schools. 

REGISTER EARLY for best choice of SPRING 2023 CLASSES! You must register before you can take a class.

To make a registration appointment call 860-561-6900, text 860-986-2864, or complete a Testing Reservation Form. Registration appointments are available starting December 6, 2022! 

Testing Reservation Form

If you want to be in an adult education class, please submit the Testing Reservation Form provided here. Once we have your reservation, we will contact you to schedule the test needed to start any program. When you come to take the test, please bring your photo ID and proof of address as you will also register at that time. We will help you find the class that will be best for you.

English Testing Reservation Form

Spanish Testing Reservation Form

Mandarin Testing Reservation Form

Portuguese Testing Reservation Form

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In accordance with CT General Statute Sec. 10-73a (C), the West Hartford Board of Education does not charge residents a fee for any classes, textbooks, or materials used in the mandated academic programs for adults.

All classes are held in handicapped accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. To discuss accommodations, please contact Andy Tyskiewicz at 860-561-6900.

We offer a variety of free beginner, intermediate, and advanced, and other specialized ESOL classes that help speakers of other languages improve their ability to speak, listen, read, and write in English. Day and evening classes meet for two hours twice a week at several locations in West Hartford. Some classes offer free childcare for children ages 4 to 10.

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Affirmative Action Policy Statement

West Hartford Adult and Continuing Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, 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, nor does it unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding the department’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Julio Duarte, Human Resources Director and Coordinator of ADA and Title 9, at or julio_duarte@whps.org (860) 561-6691 or Melissa Caballero, Director of Special Education and 504 Coordinator at (860) 561-6606 or melissa_caballero@whps.org.