Adult Education at FEH BOCES

Our adult education program, for participants 21 years old and older, is designed to improve the educational and employment opportunities of adults in the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES catchment area.

A variety of adult programming is offered throughout the area including Malone, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve. Program options consist of morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Opportunities to participate in distance learning (home study) are available for those students who are unable to attend traditional programming.

Programs offered to participants include:

Traditional classroom model

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) - lower level

  • Preparation for high school equivalency/GED® tests

  • English Language Learning (ELL)

  • Career and Technical Education (see below)

Distance learning model/home study

  • SMART - skills to make adults ready to succeed - for new readers to 5th-6th grade reader

  • Giving Ready Adults a Study Program (GRASP) - for participants with a 7th grade reading level and up

  • Fast track math packets - a targeted program that teaches math and some science

Other programming

  • Family Literacy

  • Customized Training

  • Job Readiness Training (JRT)

Contact us

For more information or to enroll in one of our adult education programs, contact the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES Adult Education program at:

GED classes - north end

To sign up or learn more, reach out to Kay-Lynn at or Crista at

GED classes - south end

To sign up or learn more, reach out to Nina at

Career and Technical Education

We do not currently run any vocational programs specifically for adults. We do, however, allow adults to participate in our high school CTE programs if there is space left after our high school students are signed up.

Click here for the application form for adults to participate in our Career and Technical Education programs.

To learn about class capacities in each program, please contact Adirondack Educational Center at 518-891-1330 for students in the Saranac Lake area or North Franklin Educational Center at 518-483-5230 for students in the Malone area.