Adult Education

Local Resources

Hudson-Maynard Adult Learning Center

The Hudson-Maynard Adult Learning Center offers free English classes (ESOL) and ABE/GED prep classes to adults.

Acton-Boxboro Community Education
The Acton-Boxborough Community Education Program attempts to involve community members in education and community service activities, leading to individual and community development.

Assabet After Dark

Assabet After Dark is the Adult Continuing Education program located at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Adult Continuing Education Career and Licensing courses include Auto Damage Appraiser, Cosmetology, Medical Coding, EMT, EKG, Pharmacy Tech, Electrical Journeyman, Master Electrician, MCE Code Review, Real Estate Salesperson Training, Home Inspection Prep, Construction Supervisor License Prep and Project Management.

Concord-Carlisle Community Education

Concord-Carlisle Community Education provides opportunities for lifelong learning to the citizens of the school district and surrounding towns.  Offers a variety of topics including computer applications, language, writing/publishing, graphic arts, and much more. 

Lincoln-Sudbury Community Education
Provides a wide variety of adult education courses as well as an EMT course and a Driver's Education program. 

Official Massachusetts High School Equivalency (formerly GED) Testing Program
From the MA Department of Education, this page lists all the information on the Hi-Set exam including FAQs, testing requirements, and testing center locations.



Online Learning Websites

The largest provider of free online courses from colleges and universities. Offers free, unverified certificates of completion and also has a mobile app for users.


Online courses from top universities that allow you to start at any time. Includes self-paced learning, online discussion groups, wiki-based collaborative learning, assessment of learning as a student progresses through a course, and online laboratories.  


GCF Learn Free
Learn computer skills and other basic education topics.


Khan Academy
Over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. Includes practice exercises.


MIT OpenCourseware
Free courses from MIT to take at your own pace.


Fascinating video talks on a wide range of topics.


University-level classes in technology topics, some offering credentials of completion.

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Library E-Resources

(from Boston Public Library)


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LearningExpress Library
Test preparation materials and practice exams for K-12 subjects, high school equivalency, college and graduate admissions, military, U.S. citizenship, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes the Job & Career Accelerator to help you achieve your career goals.
Video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.

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