Adult Learning Center

Find your way to a brighter future.

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The Community Action, Inc. (CAI) Adult Learning Center is committed to helping you to learn English, obtain your High School Equivalency (HSE), identify a career pathway and find your way to a brighter future. 

  • English for Work
  • ESOL Classes
  • HSE (HiSET) Preparation Classes - Classroom and Online

HSE & ESOL programs are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The CAI Adult Learning Center is located at 3 Washington Sq., 3rd Floor in Haverhill, MA. 978-373-1971. 


Upcoming Registration Dates


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.

Learn English to:

  • Communicate with your boss, your children, your doctor..
  • Prepare for college or job training

All ESOL classes run 2-3 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Class days depend on your class placement.

For more information please contact: Cynthia Faulkner, Education and Training Director, 978-373-1971 ext.263

Intensive 12 Weeks of Evening English (ESOL) Classes - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6–9 p.m. Designed for High Intermediate-Advanced Level ESOL Students and free of charge.

  • Improve English reading and writing skills
  • Learn to communicate better at work
  • Create a job-winning resume
  • Learn to interview in English
  • Explore career interests
  • Prepare for college or job training
  • Develop strategies to meet your goals

For more information please contact: Peter Espiefs, Career Pathways Advisor, 978-373-1971 ext. 249

High School Equivalency Test (HSE) preparation classes are offered to prepare you to take and pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). All HSE Prep classes run 3–4 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Class days depend on your class placement. 

For more information please contact: Alisa Povenmire, Adult Education Advisor, 978-373-1971 ext. 216

The Distance Learning High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Preparation course is offered for self-motivated students who are not able to attend regular class days. This course prepares you to take and pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Students will have access to a DL coach that will set them up with the program and will guide them through the process. Students can then study online anywhere and at any time of the day. 

Program Requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with internet
  • Attend an on-site 3-day orientation
  • Maintain contact with the DL Coach
  • Devote at least 5 hours a week to the course

For more information please contact: Milissa Duncan, DL Coach, 978-373-1971 ext. 268

Eligibility, service area and income guidelines

The CAI Adult Learning Center serves the following Massachusetts cities and towns: Amesbury, Bradford, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Newburyport and Salisbury.

  • There are no income requirements to register. 
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age and officially withdrawn from school.


Register for Adult Learning Center Programs

See upcoming registration and assessment dates below and/or contact the CAI Adult Learning Center:

CAI Adult Learning Center, Main Number
Community Action, Inc. 
3 Washington Sq., 3rd Floor
Haverhill, MA 01830

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Upcoming Registration Dates