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High School Equivalency test and English as a New Language (ENL)  

 

New York is now offering a new test leading to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) replaces the GED as the only free, state subsidized assessment leading to a New York state High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma.

HSE classes are offered by the Capital Region BOCES for students 17 years or older who lack a high school diploma and have left school. The instruction is done by a certified teacher in the five areas of study to prepare for the HSE exam. 

Click here for a list of FREE High School Equivalency Diploma classes  (updated 03/17/17)

English as New Language (ENL)

ENL classes offer self-paced, individualized lessons to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes are free to students age 21 year or older.

Click here for a list of FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages classes [PDF]  (updated 10/16/16)

TASC, ENL and Home-Study Options

  • GRASP:

    GRASP is a TASC home study program for the more advanced student who cannot attend a traditional class. Individualized packets of instruction are delivered to the library nearest a students home every two weeks, for him or her to pick up and complete. GRASP is a free program for students age 21 and older.
  • English as a New Language (ENL) Home study program:

    The ENL Home Study Program provides an excellent opportunity for non-native English speakers to gain a better understanding of our language and culture. The program, which concentrates on reading comprehension and writing skills, is beneficial for students who have progressed beyond basic levels of ENL. Individualized packets of instruction are delivered to the library nearest to a student's home every two weeks, for him or her to pick up and complete. The program is free for students age 21 and older.

     

For information and to register for any of the classes or assessments, call (518) 862-4707.

For an application for the ENL or HSE program, click here.  

 

 

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