Adult Education

Adult Education Director

John McGovern

Adult Learning Center

Fanning Building
24 Chatham Street
Worcester, MA. 01609
508-799-3091 or 508-799-3171

If you have left school and are 16 years old or over, consider resuming your education at the Adult Learning Center located at 24 Chatham Street in Worcester. English proficiency, HiSET (formally the GED) preparation and basic literacy skills classes are available at no cost to you. Our teachers are talented, experienced and certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Why not see for yourself what we have to offer! Remember, a good education is the key to a better life!

Night Life

508-799-3090  |

The Worcester Public Schools Night Life division is one of the largest and most successful adult enrichment programs in the nation. A myriad of classes awaits you, taught by top-notch instructors at convenient locations. Try the Night Life experience, you will be glad you did! There is sure to be something there for you!

HiSET (formally the GED)


Study and improve your chances of passing the HiSET test. Our teachers and counselors are experienced professionals who can help you get the training you need to obtain your high school equivalency diploma. Please contact us for more information. 508-799-3090 or 508-799-3171


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 - 11:30 AM or
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Classes are on-going, September to June


The Adult Learning Center located in the Fanning Building at 24 Chatham Street in Worcester is the largest official testing center in central Massachusetts. Our HiSET examiners are state approved and up-to-date on all HiSET regulations.

For more information on how you can get your high school equivalency diploma contact our office. 508-799-3090 or 508-799-3171

English as a Second Language (ESL)

You really need to speak, write and understand English if you want to be successful and independent. The Adult Learning Center has provided English proficiency services to non-English speaking adults since 1970. Convenient hours, easily accessible and free of charge. Why wait? Be in charge of your own life and don’t let your age bother you. Adults 18 years of age and older are welcome!


Tues & Thurs 9:00 - 11:30
Tues & Thurs 5:30 - 7:30
Classes are on-going, September to June

For more information:

508-799-3091 or 508-799-3171


Let us help you acquire basic survival skills that will make life a little easier for you. Don’t depend on others to help you balance your checkbook, buy a TV or go food shopping. We are here to help you help yourself. See what we have to offer!


Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Monday through Thursday 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Classes are on-going, September to June

For more information:

508-799-3091 or 508-799-3171