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Seats are available for high school equivalency, English as a New Language courses


Registration closes in early April


Ursula Legere teaches a HSE class There are still seats available for adults interested in the next round of free English as a New Language (ENL) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) classes.

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. The classes prepare students for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)  which replaced two years ago the GED as the only free, state subsidized assessment leading to a New York state High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma.

Classes are offered at more than a dozen locations and times around the Capital Region. For more information, click here.

Free English as New Language (ENL) classes offer self-paced, individualized lessons to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes are open to students age 21 year or older and likewise are offered at various locations across the region.

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

The deadline to apply for this round of classes is the first week of April; the next session will not begin until July.

In the above photo, Capital Region BOCES teacher Ursula Legere teaches a HSE class. 

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