Meriden Adult, Continuing & Career Education

About Meriden Adult Education


Welcome to the website for Meriden Adult and Continuing Education. We are especially excited about this site which allows us to showcase our many Adult and Continuing Education Programs.

Here you will find the information you need in order to learn about Adult Basic Education or classes to complete your high school education with either a credit diploma or the GED®. Need help learning?English Here you can find out how and where to take classes. We can even help you prepare to become a citizen.

For those interested in things a little more recreational or geared to some workplace skills, you'll find our courses for Continuing Education. Whether it's a class for the computer learner or to help you use your new digital camera, we have it. Relax with a yoga class or stay energized with Tai chi, or salsa dancing. We have something for everyone.

Education is lifelong and will help you keep learning.

Lois Lehman, Director

Meriden Adult Education provides opportunities for adults who want to learn about computers, discover new hobbies, improve physical fitness or brush up on some skills. Additionally, we bring you classes in English as a Second Language, Citizenship, basic skills and a variety of ways to prepare for a high school diploma.

If you have ever said, "Some day I am going to learn..." then today is that day. Look at our catalog, register for a class and let us "Show you the way."

Adult Basic Programs (ABE, ESL, and Citizenship)

Adult Basic Programs consist of non-credit offerings to prepare you to become a citizen, to help you learn English, and to improve your skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Morning and evening classes in a variety of locations are available to anyone over the age of 17 and not enrolled in any high school. Learn more.

ABE (Adult Basic Education)

Helps improve your basic skills in reading, writing and math as well as help you advance to GED® preparation classes.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Classes are offered in beginning, intermediate, and advanced. ESL class is designed for the person who wishes to improve their English language speaking, reading, and writing skills.


Offering small group instruction to help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Classes are Tuesday evenings from 6 PM - 8 PM.

Credit Diploma Programs/GED®/Spanish GED®

The High School Diploma Program has both credit and non-credit offerings. The GED® program provides non-credit preparation designed to help you take the test to obtain a State of Connecticut Equivalency Diploma. The High School Credit Diploma Program offers you the opportunity to complete your high school credit classes and earn a diploma from the Meriden Public Schools. Participants must be 17 years old or older and not enrolled in any high school. Learn more.

Enrichment/General Interest Program

The General Interest Program offers non-credit enrichment classes to anyone over the age of 18 and not enrolled in high school. Course descriptions, times and fees are described in the course catalog.