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Bureau of Adult Education

The New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education supports educational services to adults who have not received a high school credential; who do not have the academic skills equivalent to a high school diploma or who do not read, write or speak English.

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.

About the Bureau

Adult Education Locations

For Adult Learners

  • Adult Basic Education
    Free classes to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math.
  • Adult High School
    Adult high school diploma programs offer classes for high school credit. Adults who left high school before graduation can take the courses they need to earn a diploma.
  • Adult Learner Services
    Each county in New Hampshire has an Adult Learner Services program (formerly known as an Adult Tutorial program). Each is led by an Adult Learner Services coordinator.
  • Citizenship (IELCE) Program
    Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
    Our free ESL courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.
  • Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
    Our free ESL courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.
  • NH High School Equivalency
    The High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET) Program gives adults and out-of-school youth an opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and to earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Postsecondary Transition
    Many adult students wish to prepare for a career or for college. Some adult education centers offer postsecondary transitions programs to help these students take the next step. These services are open to adult education students, adult high school graduates, GED® and HiSET graduates or any adult who needs improved skills to advance on the job or enter career training.

For Adult Educators

Contacts

For High School Equivalency, transcripts, employment verification, and testing:

Barbara Crosby
High School Equivalency Program Assistant
(603) 271-6699
[email protected]

For all other questions:

Administrator Sarah Bennett
(603) 271-6699
[email protected]

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