Superintendent: Rose-Marie Mills
The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in the state. We are an integral part of the New York City Department of Education's Division of Equity and Access.
We offer over 900 classes for adults age 21 and over. We operate four Adult Learning Centers located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. We offer day and evening classes Monday through Saturday at more than 175 sites in all five boroughs, including public schools, community centers and faith-based organizations. Students can take classes at any of our sites, regardless of which borough they live in. All classes are taught by certified teachers and are tuition-free (students may be required to pay associated fees for textbooks, certification exams and/or uniforms for specific classes).Ongoing registration for classes in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency (GED®), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) is held regularly at schools and offices around the city.
The Office of Adult and Continuing Education’s mission is to empower adults in their roles as parents, family members, workers and community members. We promote lifelong learning and the development of problem solving skills through a continuum of services, including Adult Basic Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, High School Equivalency, and Career and Technical Education.
Please click on the region number to find out the upcoming orientation schedule. While the registration and orientation process varies by region, all students will be required to take an assessment test to be placed in the appropriate level class. Orientation times may vary depending on time of arrival, number of students and other external factors. Day classes hold intake and orientation during day hours. Night classes hold intake and orientation during evening hours.
Bronx Adult Learning Center (BxALC) é3450 East Tremont Avenue, Room 323Bronx, NY 10465 718-863-4057
Queens Adult Learning Center (QALC) é42-15 Crescent Street, 7th floorLong Island City, NY 11101 718-361-9480
Astoria, College Point, Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside
@ Educational Services90-01 Sutphin Boulevard,Jamaica, NY 11435 Note: The entrance is on 90th Avenue - Rufus King Avenue718-557-2567
Bellerose, Briarwood, Far Rockaway, Glendale, Hollis, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Laurelton, Ozone Park, Queens Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Rochdale Village, Rockaway, Rosedale, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, St. Albans
@ Alternative Ed Complex é500 8th Avenue (entrance at 269 West 35th Street), 10th floorNew York, NY 10018 212-868-1650
Manhattan, below 119th Street
Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center (MMALC) 212 West 120th StreetNew York, NY 10027 212-666-1919 or 212-666-1920
Manhattan, 119th Street and above
@ P.S. 13 Roberto Clemente é557 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 251Brooklyn, NY 11207 718-240-2770
Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Canarsie, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Midwood, Ocean Hill- Brownsville, Sheepshead Bay, Sunset Park
@ P.S. 157850 Kent Avenue, 5th FloorBrooklyn, NY 11205718-789-2223
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Prospect Heights, Ridgewood, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Adult Learning Center (BALC) 475 Nostrand AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11216 718-638-2635
Staten Island é
Bedford-Stuyvesant and Staten Island
@ Brooklyn Adult Learning Center475 Nostrand Avenue, Room 105Brooklyn, NY 11216 718-638-2635OACE@schools.nyc.gov