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ABE, ESL, High School Completion & Citizenship


The Farmington Board of Education provides Adult Basic Education (ABE), English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESL), High School Completion (GED, CDP & NEDP), and Citizenship preparation courses are FREE to residents of Avon, Burlington, Canton, Collinsville, Farmington, Harwinton, Simsbury, West Simsbury, Weatogue and Unionville. Registration is required for ALL courses.

Click the link below to register. Once your registration is submitted, you will receive an email to schedule an in-person placement assessment.


If you have any questions please call Brenda Donlin, one of FCE's Program Facilitators, at (860) 404-0290 ext 7076.


Childcare is available in the evening ONLY for children who are 4 years and older and toilet-trained!!


Three Pathways to Earn Your Diploma . . .

1. General Education Development (GED®)

Adults who have not completed high school must demonstrate, through a four-part examination that includes a writing sample, the attainment of academic skills and concepts normally acquired through completion of a high school program. Test-takers must be at least 17 years old and submit documentation that they have been officially withdrawn from a CT school for at least six months. Individuals who pass the GED® Tests are awarded a Connecticut State High School Diploma. GED® instructional and preparation programs are provided throughout the State and in local school districts to help individuals to prepare for this rigorous examination. See the GED® preparation course schedule below. Visit “Getting a GED in Connecticut” for more information. Also visit for more resources to prepare for the test, set-up a free account, and share your account with Farmington Continuing Education.

Other helpful links:

GED Student Handbook

Passing the Test - Your Guide to Success

The GED® Preparation Program

GED® preparation classes prepare a student to take the state-sponsored GED® Examination to earn a Connecticut State High School Diploma. The GED® diploma is based upon passing this examination, not earning credits. GED® classes provide individualized instruction for each of the four content areas of the exam - language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. These content areas will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for college and career readiness. The minimum age for enrollment in adult education is 17 years of age. Students must document school withdrawal with parental permission.

GED® preparation class schedule:

Winter/Spring 2024:

  • January 22, 2024 - May 8, 2024
  • Monday & Wednesday
  • Location: Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington
  • Times: 6-8:30 PM

Summer 2024:  

  • July - August, 2024
  • Times:  Flexible, TBD

2. National External Diploma Program (NEDP) - Assists adults with life experiences, such as working and raising a family, towards a high school diploma. All work is done in a non-traditional, one-to-one virtual setting. NEDP is offered through West Hartford Continuing Education. Call (860) 561-6900.

3. Credit Diploma Program (CDP) - For motivated, independent learners with a busy work schedule who have 4-7 credits left to earn a diploma. Made up of a combination of teacher-led courses and an internet-based high school curriculum. Earn credits through independent study projects, community service, work experience, or vocational training. CDP is offered through Bristol Adult Education. Call (860) 584-7865.



Learn to speak, read, and write English with a focus on skills needed in everyday life. Both day and evening courses will be offered at three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Registration is required for ALL new and returning students.

Winter/Spring 2024:

  • DAYTIME Classes:

January 23 - May 9 (T/Th) 

10 AM-12 PM (Beg/Intermediate) or 12-2 PM (Advanced) 

at the Farmington Library - Upstairs Board Rm 1

  • EVENING Classes:

January 22 - May 8 (M/W) 

6-8:30 PM (all levels) 

at Farmington High School

Summer 2024:

  • July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14
  • Wednesdays
  • Location: Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington (upstairs Board Room #2)
  • Times: 6-8 PM



This 12-week course prepares the applicant in the 3 areas of the naturalization process including both the application and documents, U. S. history and government, reading, and writing skills.

  • February 5 - May 6, (M) from 6-8 PM at Farmington High School



For adults who want to learn basic reading, writing, and math skills. You will improve your life skills and can prepare to enter a high school completion program.

  • January 22 - May 8, (M/W) from 6-8:30 PM at Farmington High School.


Farmington Continuing Education complies with CT General Statutes Sec 10-71c. All mandated programs are free. We do not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the classroom.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Farmington Continuing Education on is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action on for all qualified persons and does not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, 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 basi

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