Adult Basic Education

The STCC Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program provides an opportunity for learning to all members of the community. The ABE Program offers class instruction, tutorial services, and computer-based instruction. Services are provided at no charge.

Class instruction is offered at three levels:

  • Adult Literary (grade level equivalents: 0-4.9)
  • Pre-GED (grade level equivalents: 5-8.9)
  • GED (grade level equivalents: 9-12)

To be eligible for ABE classes, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and not currently enrolled in school.

Classes are self-paced, so the length of the class instruction varies with each individual. Classes are held two evenings a week from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on the STCC campus. All materials are provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education free of charge.

If you are interested in being part of our Adult Basic Education program, please complete an Application for Services at the STCC Adult Education Center (Building 27) any Monday through Friday during September through June between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Monday through Thursday in July and August. If you need to complete the application in the evening, you may do so on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, until 7:00 p.m., September through June. Upon completion of the application, you will meet with someone in the ABE Program to discuss your application and our program.

For more information on the Adult Basic Education and Transitions to College services call the Adult Education Center at (413)-755-4300. Click here for more information on testing and test preparation.