Classes are designed to help students understand, speak, read and write in English.  There are four class levels.  Classes meet either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

Classes include:

  • One-on-one tutoring support offered by volunteers
  • Digital literacy integrated into all classes
  • Workshops and one-on-one assistance in résumé development, interviewing, and online job searching
  • Counseling to remove barriers to retention and to assist with transition to college or employment
  • Referral to community resources
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Eligibility
  • Education programs are offered for those 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in high school
  • Students of all income levels are welcome

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Distance Learning
Distance Learning

Designed for English for Speakers of Other Languages students who are unable to attend regular classes due to their work schedule, family obligations or other reasons.  Students meet with the Distance Learning Coach for intake and assessment to determine their eligibility for services.

Classes include:

  • Eligible students are referred to a hub where a teacher communicates with them online
  • Students work at their own pace on software designed to help them improve their understanding, speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Students are supported online by the teacher and coach 
  • Occasional in-person meetings with the advisor for assessment and advising

Eligibility: 

The Adult Basic Education Program eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • Education programs are offered for those 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in high school
  • Students of all income levels are welcome
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ESOL and Family Literacy
ESOL and Family Literacy

This program is designed to assist the parents of children who attend either Morgan or Sullivan School to improve their English while their children are in school.  In addition to learning English, the participants of this program will learn how to support their children’s education, including how to help them improve their reading and writing and to support them with their homework.  

Eligibility: 

  • Parents/guardians of children who attend either Morgan School or Sullivan School in Holyoke
  • Enrollment priority will be for those who have children in VOC’s PEG (Preschool Expansion Grant) program

News

Program Availability During COVID-19 Outbreak

All Adult Education in person classes have been canceled but the program is continuing virtually until April 5th. We are suspending info sessions for the time being. For questions, please call 413 612-0206.

Program Availability During COVID-19 Outbreak

All Adult Education in person classes have been canceled but the program is continuing virtually until April 5th. We are suspending info sessions for the time being. For questions, please call 413 612-0206.

Contact

Education Enrollment
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01103
Phone: (413) 552-1559
Education Enrollment
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01103
Phone: (413) 552-1559

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