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New Milford Adult Education

Our Classes

High School Completion


with Adult Education Staff

Register: By phone to schedule an appointment 860 350-6647 ext. 1170.

Completion of coursestorm information and clicking the registration button will result in a contact call from Adult Education

High School completion classes begin:

New students August 19, 2019

Returning students August 26, 2019

All students new to New Milford Adult Education or those who have not attended for two years MUST attend our 4 night orientation August 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2019 from 5:00pm–9:00pm.

Students must be committed to attend class regularly, complete homework assignments weekly, participate in classroom activities and provide their own transportation to all programs . All Students have access to a Guidance Counselor for career and college planning. 

Individuals wishing to enroll in the high school diploma or GED® Test Preparation program must meet the following criteria:

• Must be at least 17 years of age or older

• Must be officially withdrawn from day school

• Must submit a copy of the official withdrawal form with parents signature for students 17 years old

• Must not have a high school diploma or a GED certificate

Please bring an official transcript from all schools in which you were enrolled, as well as a copy of your withdrawal from day school. Be prepared to take a basic Math and English test and complete admission paperwork (approximately 45 minutes long) on the day you register.

Graduation Requirements A diploma candidate must accumulate 23 credits which include the following:

English 4 credits       Science 3 credits

Math 3 credits          Social Studies* 3 credits

Voc Art 1 credit        Electives** 9 credits

*Must include 1 credit of U.S. History, .5 credit of Civics and **.25 credit of Orientation to Adult Education and ,25 of Senior Portfolio.

All students must also meet graduation standards and complete an information literacy project.

To enroll in the GED® Test Preparation program, an adult must:

Achieve a score greater than or equal to a 236 on the CASAS 80 Reading Appraisal and/or CASAS 80 Math Appraisal. 

Be 17 years of age or older AND no longer enrolled in school

Commit to the program attendance policy.

Accommodations on the GED® tests are available for qualified individuals with a documented disability. For more information, contact Christy Martin at 860-350-6647 X 1170. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-807-2110 or

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED® Testing Service LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE GED® Testing Service.

New Milford Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas

Online Learning
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Online Learning


with Online Instructor

Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime.

Over 300 topics available, including:

Discover Sign Language - Explore the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate.

Introduction to Photoshop CC - Understand how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to edit and process photos and create original images.

Mastering Public Speaking - Learn how to effectively speak both in pubic and small groups.

QuickBooks 2019 Series - Investigate how to use QuickBooks to pay bills and efficiently track expenses.

Soft Skills Suite - Brush up on your soft skills. The suite includes topics like working with tough personalities and making better business decisions.

Visit the website below for a complete catalog of classes and to register.

Course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month.


All courses require internet access, email, Adobe PDF plug-in and one of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above), Google Chrome or Safari.

Some courses may have additional requirements; those are noted in their description.

Unfortunately, no senior discount is available for online classes.

To get started:

• Visit our Online Instruction Center:

• Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title and select ‘Enroll Now.’ Follow enrollment instructions.

• Pay for your course, enter your email address and choose a password to enter the Classroom.

• When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link.

• To begin your studies, log in with your email address and enter your password.

English As A Second Language (ESL)
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English As A Second Language (ESL)


with Adult Education Staff


Enrollment for ESL classes is open, based on a first come, first served basis.

Completion of this coursestorm form and clicking the register button will result in a phone contact from Adult Education. Registration must be completed in person.

Register: September 3rd or 5th, 2019 - 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Adult Education office, located in New Milford High School.

Students will take the placement test and register for classes. ESL classes begin the week of September 9, 2019

ESL: ENGLISH FOR LIFE AND WORK ESL (English as a Second Language) is a free program to assist community members, age 18 years and older, whose first or native language is not English:

• Who need to improve job skills for job advancement

• Who want to learn more about the community and the U.S.A.

• Who want to take an active role in their children's education

• Who need to become comfortable and more fluent in English

Courses will provide you with the language skills to enable you to live, work, and study in the United States. Each class includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary development, and grammar instruction.



Monday 1:00pm-2:30pm, mixed level Class starts September 9, 2019 This program is designed for parents who want to build their English language skills. You will practice speaking, reading, listening and writing in English as you learn about the school system. The program will also help you learn and practice ways to participate in school and community events. Class held off site at: Lillis Administration Building, 50 East Street, New Milford, CT.


Mixed level, 1:00pm-2:30pm Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning September 10, 2019.

This program will cover English language and grammar, with a focus on conversation skills and pronunciation, and is held at Phys-Ed Health & Performance, located at 10 Still River Drive in New Milford. 



Tuesday & Thursday: 6:45pm-8:45pm Classes begin September 10, 2019 Students will practice grammar, reading and writing skills of English, needed to achieve these goals.


Tuesday & Thursday: 6:45pm-8:45pm Classes begin  September 10, 2019 Students will practice grammar, reading and writing skills of English, needed to achieve these goals.


Monday: 6:30pm-8:30pm Classes begin Monday, September 9, 2019 These classes review interview skills, cover facts about the U.S.A., and prepare students for the INS requirements for citizenship.

For all classes students must be committed to attend class regularly, complete homework assignments weekly, participate in classroom activities and provide their own transportation to all programs.

New Milford Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas. 

CPR-Infant and Child
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CPR-Infant and Child


with D. Duggan

Calendar Nov 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you a new parent?  Are you either a babysitter, grandparent, or an adult that works with children? This certification class is geared to educate you about the signs and symptoms of breathing emergencies and cardiac arrest. You will learn the major differences between CPR administration and rescue breaths given to infants, children and adults. After demonstrating competent skills on resuscitation mannequins and passing a multiple choice test, successful participants will be issued certification cardd valid for two years.  This class is taught by a certified CPR instructor through the American Red Cross.

Street Smarts & Self-Defense - Basic Form Series


with A. Mace

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

You won’t find THIS basic in any dojo!  Come and train in the clothes you wear every day.  Learn techniques that are practical, realistic, and that will work when you need them.  This series is designed to reach YOUR personal potential at any age, sex, or physical condition (for ages 16+)

Advanced Reiki Training


with M.E. Foster, RN, RMT

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This advanced training includes the Usui Master attunement, the Usui Master symbol and its uses, and Reiki moving meditation.  You will study the Reiki Grid and will enjoy using crystals to send Reiki continuously.  Reiki aura clearing techniques will be utilized to remove blockages.  Chair work is completed with the Usui Master symbol.  A certificate is awarded upon completion.  Prerequisite:  Second Degree Reiki Training.

Every Bodies Yoga Mini Session


with L. Ward

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Have you ever thought about taking a Yoga class but did not want to commit for 8 weeks? Well, now is your chance!!!

Our very successful 'EVERY BODIES YOGA' class is running a special session for 3 short weeks. Move through gentle flowing stretches that help restore flexibility while toning the body. Each class will bring movement and breathing together through fluid poses designed specifically to keep the body supple and strong. This class is perfect for those new to yoga as well as yoga regulars who love simple yet effective poses to align and release tension from the back, neck and shoulders.  Please bring a yoga mat.

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Seasonal Wreath Decorating


with P. Stevens

Calendar Dec 7, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Come to our holiday workshop and leave with a wreath you created yourself!  Join Pam Stevens to learn the mechanics of successful wreath decorating.  She will explore a range of artistic styles that, when applied, reflects your own personal style. Imagine the reaction of guests when they spot a unique holiday wreath adorning your home and hear you made it yourself!  Class size limited to 5 students; please sign up quickly to reserve your space. Materials cost (unadorned wreath and decorations: $35) included in the fee.  Class is held at Meadowbrook Gardens, located at 228 Danbury Road in New Milford.           

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