Adult Basic Education (NEDP & CDP)
Credit Diploma Program (CDP)
The Credit Diploma Program is a combination of teacher-led classes and internet-based high school curriculum. Students may earn credits through independent study projects, community service, work experience or vocational training. Our teachers are content-area certified secondary educators, and our courses are as equally challenging as regular high school, but are shorter in length. If you choose this program, it may be because you are a motivated, independent learner with a busy work schedule and/or family concerns OR you have 4-7 credits left to earn your diploma OR you simply believe that earning a high school diploma similar to day high school is what you want. Twenty-two credits are required to earn a Bristol High School diploma: 4 in English, 4 in Math, 4 in Social Studies, 2 in Science and 8 electives. A minimum of FOUR credits must be completed in this program, no matter how many credits are transferred from previous high schools.
This program is offered through Bristol Adult Education and serves all residents of Avon, Canton, Burlington and Farmington. Rolling admissions - to register call BAE at (860) 584-7865.
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
NEDP is geared to assisting adults with life experiences through working and raising a family towards a high school diploma. All work is done in a non-traditional, one-to-one setting, as well as at home. Flexible appointments are made with staff to obtain, review and demonstrate mastery of the 70 competencies measured by this nationally certified program. If you are a resident of Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Plainville, or Southington, you may be eligible to enroll in the NEDP. Although there is no age requirement, most adults that apply are over age 24. High school proficient scores in Math, Reading & Writing are a prerequisite. This program is available through both Bristol Adult Education at (860) 584-7865 and West Hartford Continuing Education at (860) 561-6900.
Call a program coordinator to find out when the next NEDP Orientation is being held. You can be on your way to achieving your diploma and moving on with your goals!
Farmington Continuing Education is in compliance 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.
Farmington Continuing Education offers FREE classes to residents of Avon, Burlington/Harwinton, Canton/Collinsville, Farmington and Unionville. The classes offered are Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), Citizenship and GED (Math/English).
Childcare will be available for children who are 4 years and older and who are toilet trained. The childcare service is only available for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays EVENINGS starting January 23, 2017. The childcare room is located in Room 804 at Farmington High School.