• Literacy is more than being able to read. Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers three distinct programs devoted to Adult Literacy; Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. 
    Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) prep classes are designed for adult students, who wish to learn or improve basic skills. Classes include reading, writing, math, science, social studies, employability skills, consumer education, cultural awareness and citizenship. During the course of the programs students may have the opportunity to explore career and technical education. 
    ESOL classes are available to adults. Classes offer self-paced, small group instruction to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. In addition, these classes offer, citizenship, consumer education, cultural awareness, family reading and parenting, career planning and personal development. 

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    Students must be 21 years of age to register. Students under 21 must complete an education agreement form. Education agreement forms are available at each of the Adult Literacy sites listed below and must be signed by the school superintendent prior to registration. For additional information please call (631) 233-4425. 
    All students are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable annual registration fee. Bank checks and money orders should be made payable to Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Sorry, cash is not accepted at any of our sites. 

    ESOL, Adult Basic Education, and High School Equivalency classes are offered at:
  • Bixhorn Technical Center
  • Adult Education Center
  • Edward J. Milliken Technical Center
  • Hampton Bays Middle School
  • H. B. Ward Technical Center
  • St. Rosalie’s Hampton Bays

  • Note: Not all sites feature all literacy classes.

    Please call (631) 233-4425 for registration information.