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Expand your career opportunities today! Register now for classes at Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center

Long Islanders who are working to improve themselves and their current employment prospects will get a helping hand

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., August 13, 2019 — Long Islanders who are working to improve themselves and their current employment prospects will get a helping hand from Nassau BOCES this fall. The agency’s Adult Learning Center (ALC) will soon hold open enrollment for a variety of classes including English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE).


New this year are Pathway to Employment for English Language Learners (PEELL) classes, offering a better job outlook to students for whom English is a second language (ESL). PEELL classes combine English language education with hands-on job training, helping ESL students to get career-ready.


Registration for fall classes runs from August 23 through September 23. Prospective students must register in person at one of the locations listed below, at the specified dates and times. Students can enroll in PEELL classes at any registration location.


ESL Registration:                                                    

Aug. 26, 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. – Levittown, St. Bernard’s School                                   

Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – Freeport Memorial Library                     

Aug. 28, 6 p.m. – Westbury, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center                       

Aug. 29, 10 a.m. – Elmont Memorial Library

Sept. 11, 6 p.m. – Freeport J.W. Dodd Middle School

Sept. 16, 6 p.m. – Valley Stream Memorial Middle School

Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – Roslyn High School


ABE/HSE Registration:

New for 2019/2020: Day and evening ABE/HSE classes are held in Levittown!

Aug. 23, 9 a.m. – Levittown, St. Bernard’s School

Aug. 27, 6 p.m. – Levittown, St. Bernard’s School


Class locations



Elmont Memorial Library

700 Hempstead Turnpike

Elmont, NY 11003



Freeport Memorial Library                                   

144 West Merrick Road                                            

Freeport, NY 11520                                                   


Freeport J.W. Dodd Middle School                                               

25 Pine Street                                                            

Freeport, NY 11520                                                   



St. Bernard’s School


3100 Hempstead Turnpike                                        

Levittown, NY 11756



Roslyn High School                                                 

475 Round Hill Road

Roslyn, NY 11577



Valley Stream Memorial Middle School

320 Fletcher Avenue

Valley Stream, NY 11580



Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center

1196 Prospect Avenue

Westbury, NY 11590


Prospective students should plan to be at registration for at least four hours. Photo ID is required for all students at all locations. Students must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in any local school district.


There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $100 payable by money order due at the first class. There are additional fees for textbooks and or computer software based on class assignment.


The Adult Learning Center serves more than 1,800 adult learners each year. For more information please call 516-622-5623 or visit  


About Nassau BOCES

A vital regional resource, Nassau BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective services for school districts and municipalities. We empower students to achieve their maximum potential in alternative, artistic, outdoor, special education, virtual, and career and technical environments. We offer adult education programs that are vital to improving the Long Island regional economy. In addition, our technology services form the backbone of many school districts’ infrastructures. As the county’s educational leader in implementing the state’s reform efforts, we are helping to shape the future of education. To learn more, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.