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Adult Literacy (HSE & ESL)

Division of Adult Education's High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes

Orange-Ulster BOCES offers HSE classes that focus on the individual needs of the adult learners. Our small student to teacher ratio allows for individualized instruction and interaction. The focus of the curriculum is both ELA and math-centered yet incorporates the core-content specific instruction needed to address the GED.

The GED is aligned with the Common Core Standards.  Orange-Ulster BOCES is providing its adult education HSE students with the 21st century skills to be successful.  It’s never too late to change your life.

English as a Second Language 

  • Multi level classes offered
  • Opportunities to advance to High School Equivalency Classes
  • Programs include information about Immigration, Health, Employment, Finances, and much more!

Integrated ESL with Vocational Training:

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Adult and Continuing Education program is excited to offer new integrated English as a Second Language with Vocational Training Programs. These courses are specifically designed for English language learners who wish to obtain a certificate in the areas of Certified Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, or Microsoft Office Suite (IC3). These courses integrate English language instruction that is specific to the certification area. English language learners will participate in these courses at no cost to the student. Classes are open to English language learners 18 years and older.

Spanish High School Equivalency (GED):

High school equivalency courses are taught in the Spanish language in order to provide our Spanish speaking community the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma in their primary language. Classes are open to Spanish speaking individuals 18 years of age and older. This opportunity has been made available in partnership with SUNY Orange. 

Orange-Ulster BOCES will provide the educational foundation you need to get started again. Sign up for classes now and move forward! 

For more information, call (845) 781-6715, option 1.

High School Equivalency Distance Learning Coursework

(Available for Middletown and surrounding areas.)

For more information, call 845-781-6715, option 1.


(Available for Middletown and surrounding areas.)

For more information, call 845-781-6715, option 1.

Cursos de aprendizaje a distancia ESL

(Disponible para Middletown y áreas circundantes.)

Para obtener más información, llame al (845) 781-6715, opción 1.