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Adult Learning Center

"I learned to love myself and learning at the Adult Learning Center."
- 2016 student HiSET graduate

Donations Are Needed!
With a gift of $100 to the Adult Learning Center for High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET), you can provide a worthy student the opportunity to complete a HiSET and move on to college, job training or a new career path.

The Adult Learning Center offers FREE literacy, numeracy, and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) prep courses to help students pursue further education and job training. The center offers three levels of classes based on reading skills. Students must be able to commit to three days of classes from 9:30 to 1:00.

Professional instructors, assisted by experienced volunteers, teach the small-sized classes. Students progress at their own pace and work with an individual advisor to begin planning for future goals.


What skills are taught in our classes?

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Career Development and Education Planning
  • Oral Communication - English language and public speaking skills
  • Reading - Vocabulary skills and reading comprehension
  • Writing - Grammar, punctuation and essay/report writing
  • Math - Basic arithmetic to algebra and geometry
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation

The first step to enrollment at the Adult Learning Center is an assessment appointment with Intake Coordinator Erin O’Brien. To make an appointment, call Erin at 978-236-1226 or email eobrien08@northshore.edu.


Contact Us

For more information, contact us at (978) 236-1229 or khemme01@northshore.edu or srandell@northshore.edu

For volunteer opportunities, contact Stacy Randell-Shaheen at (978) 236-1227.

The Adult Learning Center is funded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Distance Learning Option

If your schedule does not allow you to attend classes in person, you may be eligible for our online Distance Learning program, which enables you to study at home with instructor support.

Distance Learning students must be able to commit to:

  • 5 hours of online study per week
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Participate in periodic face to face meetings
  • Maintain email communication with instructors
  • Respond to follow up emails from the ALC Distance Learning coach
  • Consistent access to a computer with Internet connection

To find out more, email Distance Learning Coach Zoe Fogarty at zfogarty01@northshore.edu to let her know you are interested.

I love the idea that I can work freely at my own pace during the week. I can truly say that I am stimulated by this nontraditional way of learning."
~ former DL student


Looking for Transcripts?

Copies of your HiSET or GED scores can be obtained from the following:

DiplomaSender website
Email: support@diplomasender.com
Phone: (855) 313-5799

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