Learn about our free high school equivalency classes

Learn about our free high school equivalency classes

The Blue Hills High School Equivalency Program is a friendly, supportive place to learn the basics and master high school skills—so you can pass the HiSET or GED and earn your high school equivalency credential. After passing the HiSET or GED, our students have built better lives for themselves and their families. Some have gotten jobs, promotions, or better jobs. Others have gone on to college and started careers. You can, too!

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Learn about our free ESOL classes

Learn about our free ESOL classes

The ESOL Program is a place to learn English and other important skills. After attending our ESOL program, our students get jobs, promotions, and better jobs. They can help their children with homework and talk to their teachers. They can communicate with their neighbors, doctors, and local businesspeople. We will help you succeed!

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Learn about our program

Learn about our program

When is the next registration? When do classes start? How much do classes cost? What are the class hours? Click here to find out!

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New student must fill out a contact form here.

After we receive the form, we will contact you to make an appointment. Our free classes fill quickly. Students may be placed on a waiting list due to high demand.

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  • The Path to Success with Blue Hills Adult Education High School Equivalency Program

    Embarking on the journey towards a brighter future is not limited by age or circumstance. Blue Hills Adult Education offers free High School Equivalency (HSE) Program for adults, ages 16 and older. Our program is designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to earn their HSE Credential and open doors to numerous opportunities.

    What are High School Equivalency Classes?

    At Blue Hills Adult Education, we focus on key subjects such as Reading, English Language Arts, and Math, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum. Our classes are not just about passing exams; they are a pathway to personal and professional growth.

    Program Features:

    • Dedicated Teachers: Our educators are not just instructors; they are mentors who genuinely care about your success. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for teaching, they are here to guide you every step of the way. 
    • Curriculum: Our curriculum is specifically aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. This ensures that you receive an education that prepares you not only for the HSE exams but also for success in further education or employment.
    • Comprehensive Support: Beyond the classroom, our program offers advisors ready to assist you in planning your next steps. Whether it’s navigating college admissions, enrolling in a training program, or securing well-paying employment, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

    Class Hours:

    • In-person Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
    • Online Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

    Why Earn Your HSE Credential?

    • An average annual earnings increase of $9,620 for individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • A 53% increase in income over a 10-year period for those holding a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • In 2022, workers without a high school diploma earned a median weekly income of $682, while diploma holders made $853 per week.
    • A staggering 86% of employers surveyed require a high school diploma or HSE credential.

    Join us at Blue Hills Adult Education, where we believe in the potential of every individual. Register for our HSE Program today at adulted.bluehills.org/register. Together, let’s make #ImpactsThatCount and build a future filled with opportunities and success.

  • Breaking Barriers: Unlocking Education with Online Classes

    In the fast-paced world we live in, pursuing education can often become a challenge, especially when faced with obstacles like childcare responsibilities or transportation constraints. However, we have a solution tailored just for you – online classes. Let’s delve into the myriad advantages that make online education a game-changer for individuals navigating the complexities of busy lives.

    Flexibility for Busy Lives

    Life doesn’t stop, and neither should your pursuit of education. Online classes provide the flexibility you need to juggle family commitments, work obligations, and transportation challenges without missing out on valuable learning opportunities. Whether you’re a parent, a professional, or both, the flexibility of online classes ensures that education adapts to your schedule.

    Childcare-Friendly Convenience

    Say goodbye to the stress of finding a babysitter! With online classes, the classroom comes to you. Attend classes from the comfort of your home, allowing you to focus on your studies while taking care of your little ones. It’s a childcare-friendly approach that empowers you to balance family life and education seamlessly.

    Accessible Learning at Your Fingertips

    Transportation barriers can be a significant hindrance to accessing education. Online classes eliminate the need for commuting by bringing the learning experience to your fingertips. With just a click, you can access class, materials, and discussions, saving both time and money. 

    Supportive Community Every Step of the Way

    Embarking on an educational journey can be daunting, but you’re not alone. Connect with like-minded adults facing similar challenges through our online community. Share experiences, offer support, and build a network of individuals who understand and encourage your educational pursuits. Our community is here to be your virtual support system.

    Affordable Education for All

    Quality education should be within reach for all, and our classes are offered at no cost.

    In conclusion, online classes offer a transformative approach to education, addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals with busy lives, childcare responsibilities, and transportation barriers. Your education is just a click away!

  • Warming Hearts in Dedham: Students Spread Warmth and Kindness


    In the spirit of giving and spreading warmth this season, the students of Blue Hills Adult Education came together for an inspiring cause.

    Amidst the winter chill, our dedicated students rallied to support families in need within the Dedham community. Their mission? Collecting essential cold-weather apparel—hats, gloves, mittens—to ensure that every individual stays warm during the colder months,

    Thanks to the overwhelming support and contributions from our students, we were able to gather an abundance of winter essentials and thoughtful gifts, making a significant difference in the lives of families facing the challenges of the cold season.

    The genuine empathy and generosity displayed by our students are a testament to the values we cherish at Blue Hills Adult Education. Their dedication and selflessness serve as an inspiration to us all, reflecting the true spirit of community and kindness.

    Let us carry forward the spirit of empathy and generosity that defines our community. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact and brighten the lives of those around us.

  • Tutors change lives. Tutors strengthen communities.

    Become a tutor with Blue Hills Adult Education and give back to your community in a meaningful, lasting way. Help fellow adults improve their English or prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam.

    No background or experience is necessary. All volunteer tutors receive comprehensive training, Our Volunteer Tutor Coordinator will work closely with you to find the best match for you.

    Please fill out the form here for more information and to receive details about upcoming trainings!

Featured Students


”She has officially scheduled her 1st Hiset exam!” Read more


”The Blue Hills program gave me so much confidence…” Read more


”The Blue Hills staff is like a family to us.” Read more


“For me Blue Hills is a treasure and I want to share that treasure with everybody…”  Read more


“He began classes in September, 2021 and by this past June, Joan was showing us his official high school equivalency diploma. ”  Read more


“When you learn its ok to make mistakes, and say I don’t know with an open heart. You can do everything if you want to and that’s the most important lesson I learned Blue Hills, believe in myself!” Read more


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