About the ALC


The Adult Learning Center is a place of opportunity, hard work, hopes, dreams, and learning.

Supported by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board(BAWIB) and local matching Brockton Public Schools funding, the ALC is open to adults from Brockton and surrounding communities at no cost to students.

Adult Learning Center Mission Statement

The Brockton Adult Learning Center shall provide each student with opportunities to develop literacy skills needed to qualify for further education, job training and better employment, and to reach his or her potential as a family member, productive worker and citizen in our diverse and changing democratic society.

Adult Learning Center Vision Statement

The Brockton Adult Learning Center offers a nurturing learning environment that is respectful of student cultural identity and responsive to the changing needs of our students and community. We provide certified staff, customized curricula aligned with the Massachusetts College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and ESOL frameworks, strong community linkages, and quality instruction, materials, technology and facilities. In this way we seek to support our adult learners in their quest to become empowered, active, life-long learners who successfully meet their goals.

Program Profile

The Adult Learning Center offers a wide range of personalized classes to help our students work toward their individual goals. More than 30 classes are taught by a highly qualified teaching staff both mornings and evenings.  Our students represent more than 30 countries, speak more than 20 languages, and range in age from 16 to more than 60 years of age.  More than 500 students enroll at the Adult Learning Center every year.

ALC Classes

Core Classes:

  • High School Equivalency Test preparation (HiSET exam)
  • Adult Basic Education - English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Distance Learning and Online HiSET prep

Supplemental classes for students enrolled in ALC Core Classes:

  • U.S. Citizenship Test preparation
  • Digital Literacy
  • Family Learning/ Parent Education
  • Writing for ESOL Students
  • English for Employment
  • Customer Service
  • Certificate classes: ServSafe, OSHA, and CPR

Learner Support Services

The Adult Learning Center has designated staff who offer a variety of learner support services, including:

  • Counseling
  • Information and Referrals
    • Education advisement
    • Career information
    • Health, housing, family
    • Immigration and citizenship
    • Next steps planning
  • Volunteer tutor support

Community Schools of Brockton
365 Westgate Dr, Suite 10 & 11
Brockton, MA 02301

TEL: (508) 580 7595
FAX: (508) 894 4258


Office Registration Hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

School Year Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


School Vacation Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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