Adult & Continuing Education

About the Office of Adult and Continuing Education

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 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 (TASC®), 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 for registration and orientation information. 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.

Region Address Class Locations


Bronx Adult Learning Center (BxALC)
3450 East Tremont Avenue, Room 323
Bronx, NY 10465

Bedford Park, Castle Hill,Fordham, Hunts Point, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Norwood, Parkchester, Throgs Neck, Wakefield, West Bronx, West Farms


Queens Adult Learning Center (QALC)
27-35 Jackson Avenue, 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Astoria, College Point, Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside


@ Educational Services
90-01 Sutphin Boulevard,
Jamaica, NY 11435

Note: The entrance is on 90th Avenue - Rufus King Avenue
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


@ Pathways to Graduation Complex
500 8th Avenue, 10th floor
New York, NY 10018

Note: Entrance at 269 West 35th Street
Manhattan, below 119th Street


Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center (MMALC)
212 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

212-666-1919 or 212-666-1920
Manhattan, 119th Street and above


@ P.S. 13 Roberto Clemente
557 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 251
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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. 157
850 Kent Avenue, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East New York,  Flatbush, Fort Greene,  Greenpoint, Prospect Heights,  Ridgewood, Williamsburg, Glendale, Maspeth


Brooklyn Adult Learning Center (BALC)
475 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Bedford-Stuyvesant and Staten Island
@ Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
475 Nostrand Avenue, Room 105
Brooklyn, NY 11216