Academic Courses

Adult Literacy is for people who need to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math. Students gain the skills they need to be successful as parents, wage earners, and citizens. Programs are offered at no charge.

HiSET – Students may prepare to take the HiSET exam at the Center through exercises, practice tests and Academic Courses.

Effective July 1, 2009, under New Hampshire state law students must be enrolled in high school until age 18.  If you are 16 or 17 years old, your next step is to contact your high school to determine whether services from the Center are authorized.

Childcare is available for students enrolled in day classes in Dover only.  $10 per month for each course. Financial assistance is available.  Pre-registration is required for anyone requesting childcare.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

ESL classes are free to eligible students. Multiple levels and subjects are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings at Dover Adult Learning Center, 61 Locust Street in Dover, in the McConnell Community Center next to the Dover Public Library and Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at our location in Rochester, 63 So. Main St, First Church Congregational Church.

Adult Tutorial Program

The Strafford County Adult Tutorial Program provides free one-to-one tutoring in basic skills for anyone 18 and over in Strafford County. If classes are not for you and you want help with reading, math, writing, HiSET prep (formerly GED), or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL), then the tutorial program may be for you. A tutor will meet with you once a week at a time and place convenient for you both.

To be matched with a tutor OR to become a tutor: Call Bridget Barker at 742-1030