Adult and Continuing Education Programs

The Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education Program operates on a two semester schedule, spring and fall. A brochure of course offerings is sent to all residents of Bloomfield and is also available online

Spring 2021 Brochure

Michael Bailey- Acting Director
390 Park Avenue at Carmen Arace Schools Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: (860) 286-2637

Registration Requirements

Academic and Leisure Time courses are open to individuals 17 years of age and older. Registration will be held by mail or phone before the start of classes.

A State of Connecticut driver’s license or Connecticut photo ID is required upon registration to qualify for residency. Please see page 8 for more information.

A 17 year old or 18 year old wishing to enroll in a mandated adult education class must have an official withdrawal slip from the last Connecticut high school they attended and an attestation from a guidance counselor or administrator of the school. Withdrawal forms for 17 years old must include the signed consent of a parent or guardian.

We will be beginning our classes online, and intend to transition to a hybrid instructional model as directed by the West Hartford/Bloomfield Department of Health.


PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Picture ID

  1. Driver’s License
  2. State ID

 

If addresses do not agree with picture ID, applicant must bring an original of one of the following:

  1. Utility bills: electric, phone, gas, cable
  2. Rental agreement
  3. Major credit card bill
  4. Auto registration
  5. Auto insurance

Envelope must have a current address, the name exactly as it appears on the picture ID (especially Jr. or Sr.) and     must have a current postmark---one month or less.



Calendar

Classes begin online: Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Classes end: Monday, May 2, 2021.

 

No classes on the following dates:

  •  Monday, February 15 Presidents Day
  •  April 12 — April 16 Spring Recess

Tuition

GED, ABE, or ESL students and American Citizenship courses are free to Bloomfield residents. No Tuition Charges or Fees for Mandated Courses:

In compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a there is no fee for registration, books or materials to any adult enrolled in the Citizenship, ESL or high school completion programs.

Please make checks/money-orders payable to: Bloomfield Adult Education

Payment due before first day of class.

Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education reserves the right to revise or cancel offerings as may become necessary.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, 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. 

Persons with Disabilities

General Accessibility and Accommodation:

All activities offered by The Bloomfield Adult and Continuing Education Program are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request.

Adult Education Course Descriptions

Connecticut General Education Diploma (GED)

The GED program is a FREE 10 week per semester course designed to review the five areas found on the High School Equiva- Equivalency Examination. All materials will be provided for the participants. GED classes will meet three times a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

American Citizenship Preparation

This is a FREE program designed to prepare prospective citizens for the citizenship exam. Students will study United States History, and

American Customs and Culture. All materials will be provided for the participants. This class will meet on Wednesdays for 8 weeks 

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The ABE program is a FREE 10 week semester course designed to assist English-speaking adults in basic Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills. ABE classes will meet two times a week: Monday (Math) and Tuesday (English), from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Diagnostic testing is utilized to determine level of proficiency.

All GED, ABE, or ESL students will be contacted by the Continuing Education tion Guidance Counselor to review

their program of studies, test scores and to offer advice and information designed to assist in personal, academic demic or career growth.


 


English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program is a FREE 10 week semester course designed to provide non-English speaking adults with beginning and intermediate English-speaking skills. All materials will be provided for the participants. ESL classes will meet two times a week: Monday and Tuesday, from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

El programa de ESL es un curso semestral gratis de 10 semanas diseñado para proporcionar a los adultos que no hablan inglés habilidades de habla inglesa principiantes e intermedias. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados a los participantes. Las clases de ESL se reunirán dos veces por semana: lunes y martes, de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

Introduction to Google Software

Learn about Google Drive
Google Suite consists of a set of online resources free through a Google account including Drive, Docs, sheets, Slides, and Forms. Open up the world of free personal productivity tools with Google Drive. Learn how to save your work, in all its formats.


Learn about Google Docs
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here is some of what you will learn to do with Google Docs:

Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document; add flair and formatting to your documents by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts, and colors; invite other people to collaborate on a document with you, giving them edit, comment or view access; collaborate online in real time and chat with other collaborators; view your document’s revision history and roll back to any previous version; download a Google document to your desktop as a Word document; translate a document to a different language; and e-mail your documents to other people as attachments. You will also learn how to type with your voice.


Learn about Google Slides
Students will be guided step-by-step in the creation of a presentation. Other topics include: using the master slide; creating charts, animations and transitions within your presentation; formatting techniques; inserting pictures and other media into your presentation; and running the show. You must be mouse-proficient in order to take this class.


Learn about Google Sheets
Explore Google Sheets. Learn how to create and navigate spreadsheets, mathematical calculations, and much more. This program is being used more and more in today’s business world as well as being utilized by individuals for home budgets.


Learn about Google Forms
In this introduction to Google Forms students will learn how to create surveys, review charts and graphs, examine your data with Google Explore, review your data in spreadsheets and much more. This program is being used globally—come and learn why!

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