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Adult & Continuing Education Program

Contact Information:

Linda Blanton, Principal of Adult Education/SJS
Phone (845) 295-4915 or e-mail

"Enhancing Our Community, One Family at a Time."
Sullivan County BOCES Adult and Continuing Education Program provides high quality educational, technical and vocational services to returning adults, out-of-school youth, and those whose primary language is other than English. Our support services empower families with life skills and citizenship training to forge life-long home, school and community involvement. Commitment to our mission enables our clients to keep pace in a fast-changing, competitive world.
Welcome Wednesday    1pm to 2pm every week     Coffee and Snacks
Come see what we Offer!
Room 111 at the St. John Street Education Center 
22 St John Street Monticello, NY  12701

Academic Education

We claim program success when individual students demonstrate increased reading, writing and mathematics skills, earn their HSE (High School Equivalency formerly GED®) diplomas, and/or improve their ability to read, write, and speak English.  In fulfilling the mission established by the State Education Department to provide free academic courses to adults, we utilize Employment Preparation Education Act (EPE) funding to support instruction in a variety of formats addressing multiple learning styles among our participants, age 21 years and older.

Classroom setting:

The Adult Program provides several day and evening classes at the St. John Street Education Center (SJSEC) in Monticello and at other sites throughout the county. The classes include, but are not limited to, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. We offer managed-enrollment intensive HSE exam preparation immediately prior to each of our test center’s public exams. NYS Plus, a joint effort of Sullivan County BOCES and SUNY Sullivan, assists students in earning the HSE, as well as transitioning into college. Through rigorous math and language arts preparation, learners acquire the skill-base to test out of the college’s remedial math and writing courses.  Class sessions of this intensive managed enrollment course take place on the SUNY Sullivan campus.

Distance Learning/Home Study setting:

The integration of computer technology and distance learning into our programs has kept pace with our students’ need for variety in tools available to assist them in reaching their goals. The Skills Tutor program is described by the NYSED as an excellent multi-media, web-based software program which offers a guided on-line computer program of home study to qualified students who cannot attend a traditional class. Teachers assign and monitor work and tutor in-class as needed. We continue to offer the packet-based HSE home study program known as GRASP (Giving Ready Adults a Study Program). All distance learning and home study options operate as hybrids of traditional settings and distance learning formats to enhance student success. Teachers assisgn and monitor work and tutor in-class as needed.

Last Modified on December 2, 2014