Bureau of Adult Education
The New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education supports services to help people gain academic and English language skills that will help them advance and grow personally and professionally.
The mission of the New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education is to:
- provide a variety of educational opportunities to empower adults to become lifelong learners,
- to support individuals in identifying and achieving their potential academic and/or career goals, and
- to assist students to become active participants in their communities.
For Adult Learners
- Adult Basic Education
Free classes to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math.
- Adult Diploma Program
Classes to earn credits to complete adult high school requirements and earn a diploma.
- English as a Second Language
Free classes to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.
- NH High School Equivalency (HiSET)
Preparation and testing support to earn the NH High School Equivalency Certificate.
- High School Equivalency Transcript The Bureau provides transcripts and verification of high school equivalency certificates.
For Adult Educators
Funding Opportunities for Adult Education Eligible Subrecipients
The Bureau of Adult Education (BAE) at the New Hampshire Department of Education leverages Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal funding and state adult education funds to award grants to New Hampshire adult education eligible subrecipients based on their responses to requests for applications.
- 2021-2022 Adult Education – Expanded Adult Diploma Program Credit Options Discretionary Grant
- 2021-2022 Adult Education – Technology Discretionary Grant
- 2021-2022 Adult Education – Website Development/Improvement Discretionary Grant for Adult Diploma Programs
- 2021-2022 Adult Education – Website Development/Improvement Discretionary Grant for Adult Education & Literacy Programs
For High School Equivalency, transcripts, employment verification, and testing:
High School Equivalency Program Assistant
For all other questions:
Administrator Sarah Wheeler