Adult Education Information

Individuals seeking information regarding adult education programs and arrangements to take the GED(General Education Development) tests should contact the following agencies and colleges for assistance. These services are no longer offered through the Newark Public Schools.

Name Address Phone
1199 SEIU Education Fund 117 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Bernie Edmondson Center 199 4th Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07017
ECC Adult Learning Center 303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Essex County College West Essex Campus 730 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Essex County Youth Resource Center 50 Clinton Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
Focus Hispanic Center 441-443 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
La Casa De Don Pedro, Inc. 39 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07104
New Community Hispanic Dev. Corp. 540 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
Newark Business Training Institute Northward Center
341 Roseville Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107

Day and evening classes are conducted free of charge at various sites throughout the city and within the surrounding area. The following is a brief description of each program.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is designed for persons lacking the most basic educational skills. Program instruction focuses on basic communication, computation, and work readiness, civic and everyday living skills.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed for persons with limited English language ability. Instruction is planned to prepare them in the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to function effectively in an English-speaking environment and to enter other adult education programs.

General Educational Development (GED) (GED-S) is designed for persons preparing to take the Tests of General Educational Development in order to qualify for a State-issued high school diploma. Instruction focuses on subject areas covered by the GED tests, namely, writing skills, social studies, science, interpreting literature and the arts, and mathematics. Instruction is offered in English and in Spanish (GED-S). The program offered in Spanish includes preparation for an English-as-a-second-language test.

Call sites to verify hours of operation and arrange for an appointment.