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Adult & Continuing Education

EdAdvance Adult & Continuing Education is a state and locally funded program serving 17 school districts. Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Plymouth, Region 1,  Region 6, Region 7,  Region 14, Region 15, Sherman, Thomaston, Torrington, Watertown and Winchester.

FREE classes

  • Learn English (ESL)

  • Study for U.S. Citizenship

  • Adult Basic Education

  • Finish High School

    • General Education Development GED (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies tests)

    • Adult Credit Diploma CDP (night classes)

    • National External Diploma NEDP (online portfolio)

Adult learners who wish to participate in the High School Credit Diploma Program or the National External Diploma Program must schedule an appointment with our school counselor before starting classes. Call 860.567.0863 x1133.

Enrichment Classes

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Computers

  • Finance

  • Home Improvement  

  • Languages

  • Music & Dance

  • Personal Development

  • Recreation & Leisure

In Person Class Locations

  • Litchfield — EdAdvance (Enrichment)

  • Falls Village (Region 1) — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (ESL, GED, Enrichment)

  • Southbury (Region 15) — Pomperaug High School (Enrichment)

  • Southbury — Southbury Library (ESL)

  • Torrington — Regional Learning Center, 215 Hogan Drive (ESL, Enrichment, CDP, GED, pre-GED, Citizenship); Torrington American Job Center (GED); Vogel-Wetmore School (ESL)

  • Watertown — Watertown High School (Enrichment, CDP, GED, ESL, pre-GED)

  • Winsted (Region 7) — Northwestern Regional High School (Enrichment, ESL, Citizenship, GED)

  • Woodbury (Region 14) — Woodbury Middle School (Enrichment, ESL, GED)

Online Classes

  • Pre-GED (evening)

  • ESL (morning and evening)

  • Citizenship (afternoon)

  • GED (morning and evening)

If you have a Smartphone, you will be able to participate in class at some level. Most classes will be using Google Classroom, Zoom, or WhatsApp to communicate with students. Our Student Online Learning Guide contains information about Internet access, obtaining a computer, and improving your technology skills.

Nondiscrimination Statement 

EdAdvance Adult & Continuing Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Inquiries regarding EdAdvance Adult & Continuing Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Susan Domanico at 860.567.0863.

General Accessibility and Accommodation 

All activities offered by EdAdvance Adult & Continuing Education are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. Please contact Susan Domanico at 860.567.0863.

General Educational Development (GED®) Test Accommodations 

Accommodations for the GED® test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, contact Susan Domanico at 860.567.0863. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860.807.2110. 

No Charge for materials for mandated courses

EdAdvance Adult & Continuing Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas.

For more info, contact:

Susan Domanico, Ed.D.

Director of Adult Education

860-567-0863 x1186


For questions about the High School Credit Diploma Program, contact:

860-567-0863 x1133

For questions about the National External Diploma Program, contact:

860-567-0863 x1133


For questions about the General Education Development (GED®) Program, contact:

860-567-0863 x1194


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