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Adult Mandated

West Hartford Adult Education programs are free to West Hartford residents aged 17 and older who are no longer enrolled in a public school. 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 below.

To register for mandated adult education classes, please call (860) 561-6900 or visit us at 50 South Main Street, Room 419 in West Hartford. 

West Hartford Adult Education Classes

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) are offered to students who want to learn basic reading, writing and math skills.
  • Citizenship classes prepare students for the naturalization process to become U.S. citizens. Students learn about the history and government of the United States.
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP)* is an individualized program that allows adults who have learned through life experiences to demonstrate their acquired skills to earn a West Hartford High School diploma. *Through a federal education grant awarded by the State Department of Education, NEDP in West Hartford is open to residents of Avon, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Harwinton, Newington and Simsbury at no charge.
  • General Educational Development (GED) program prepares adult learners to pass the 4-part computer-based GED exam to earn a State of Connecticut diploma through instruction in science, social studies, math, language arts and basic computer skills.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) offers free beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction in speaking, reading and writing English, as well as life-skills.

Individuals with a documented disability who require accommodations to take the GED® exam should contact our Program Facilitator, Paul Bordonaro at (860) 561-6900 or, or the State Department of Education at (860) 807-2111 or email

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 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 should be directed to Richard Ledwith, Human Resources Director and Coordinator of ADA and Title 9, at (860) 561-6691 or Gretchen Nelson, Director of Special Education and 504 Coordinator can be reached at (860) 561-6606 or email

Life Learn West Hartford Continuing Education

50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-2447

Phone: 860 561-6900
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