Adult and Continuing Education Programs

The Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education Program operates on a two semester schedule, spring and fall. A brochure of course offerings is linked below for detailed information and descriptions.

Fall 2021 Brochure

Michael Bailey - Acting Director
390 Park Avenue at Carmen Arace Schools Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: (860) 286-2637

Registration Requirements

Academic and Leisure Time courses are open to individuals 17 years of age and older. Registration will be held by mail or phone before the start of classes.

A State of Connecticut driver’s license or Connecticut photo ID is required upon registration as proof of residence in the Town of Bloomfield.

A 17 year old wishing to enroll in a mandated adult education class must have an official withdrawal slip from the last Connecticut high school they attended and an attestation from a guidance counselor or administrator of the school. Withdrawal forms for 17 years old must include the signed consent of a parent or guardian.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Picture ID

  1. Driver’s License
  2. State ID

If addresses do not agree with picture ID, applicant must bring an original of one of the following:

  1. Utility bills: electric, phone, gas, cable
  2. Rental agreement
  3. Major credit card bill
  4. Auto registration
  5. Auto insurance

Envelope must have a current address, the name exactly as it appears on the picture ID (especially Jr. or Sr.) and     must have a current postmark---one month or less.



Calendar

Walk in Registration
Date: August 24 & 25
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location : Carmen Arace Middle School,  Room#501


Classes begin in-person:
Monday, August 30, 2021. Classes end: Monday, December 6, 2021.

 

No classes on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
  • Monday, October 11 - Indigenous People's Day
  • Tuesday, November 2 - Election Day

Tuition

GED, ABE, or ESL students and American Citizenship courses are free to Bloomfield residents.  There are no tuition charges or fees for State-Mandated courses.

In compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a there is no fee for registration, books or materials to any adult enrolled in the Citizenship, ESL or high school completion programs.

Non-mandated, enrichment and leisure classes must be paid for in cash prior to the first class.  Bloomfield Schools' district policy prevents us from accepting personal checks.

Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education reserves the right to revise or cancel offerings as may become necessary.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, 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. 

Persons with Disabilities

General Accessibility and Accommodation:

All activities offered by The Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education Program are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request.

Adult Education Course Descriptions

Connecticut General Education Diploma (GED)

The GED program is a FREE 12 week per semester course designed to review the four areas found on the High School Equivalency Examination. All materials will be provided for the participants. GED classes will meet three evenings per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 6pm to 7:45pm.
The Connecticut Department of Education provides detailed information about Getting a GED.

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Adult-Ed/GED/Getting-a-GED-in-Connecticut

 


American Citizenship Preparation

This is a FREE program designed to   prepare prospective citizens for the citizenship exam. Students will study United States History, and American Customs and Culture.  All materials will be provided for the participants. This class will meet on Wednesdays for 8 weeks 


Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The ABE program is a FREE 12 week semester course designed to assist English-speaking adults in basic Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills. ABE classes will meet two times a week: Monday (Math) and Tuesday (English), from 6:00 pm -7:45 pm.  Diagnostic testing is utilized to determine level of proficiency.

All GED, ABE, or ESL students will be contacted by the Adult Education Guidance Counselor to review their program of studies, test scores and to offer advice and information designed to assist in personal, academic or career growth.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program is a FREE 12 week semester course designed to provide non-English speaking adults with beginning and intermediate English-speaking skills. All materials will be provided for the participants. ESL classes will meet two times a week: Monday and Tuesday, from 6:00pm to 7:45pm.

El programa de ESL es un curso semestral gratis de 10 semanas diseñado para proporcionar a los adultos que no hablan inglés habilidades de habla inglesa principiantes e intermedias. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados a los participantes. Las clases de ESL se reunirán dos veces por semana: lunes y martes, de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

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