• Who is eligible to take classes?

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    • Adult Residents of the Greater Lowell area.  This includes the residents of Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.
    • For High School Equivalency classes (GED/HiSET) Students must be at least 16 years old.  Students who are between 16-19 years old, must have formally withdrawn from high school.
    • For ESOL Classes Students must be 18 years old and older.

    Everyone will be required to show an ID and proof of address before starting classes.

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  • What is the cost for classes?

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    • Classes are FREE to adult residents of Greater Lowell.   Funding is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Adult and Community Learning Services), and Lowell Public Schools.  
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  • How do I register for classes?

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         -Registration is on-line. 

         -We register throughout the year.  Students will be invited to start classes when space is available. 

         -Please go to our "How to Register Page" for detailed information. 

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  • Where and when are classes held?

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    • In Fall 2020, all classes are REMOTE. 
    • Morning classes meet Monday - Friday. 
    • High School Equivalency classes meet from 9am - 12pm*. 
    • ESOL Classes meet from 9:00am - 10:30am OR 11:00am  - 12:30pm*.
    • Evening classes:
    •  High School Equivalency classes meet Monday and Wednesday nights, 6pm - 8:45pm*. 
    • ESOL Classes meet Monday & Wednesday night OR Tuesday and Thursday night, 6pm to 8:45pm*.

     

    * Class times may vary slightly due to the nature of Remote Learning.  The teachers will give exact times.

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  • How long are classes in session?

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    • Morning classes begin in September and run until June.  We enroll students, on a space available basis, throughout the school year.
    • Evening classes begin in late September or early October and run until mid-May.
    • We follow the Lowell Public Schools calendar for holidays and vacations.

     

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  • Do you provide daycare?

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    Our program does not provide day care.   We recommend working with local agencies, such as CTI and DTA,  for assistance with child care services.   

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  • How do I earn my High School Credential?

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     In Massachusetts, candidates must pass a High School Equivalency Test.  There are two test options: the HiSET or the GED.

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