Our Programs

Our Programs


Adult Basic/Secondary Education Classes:


High School Equivalency (HSE) classes are designed to help adults prepare for the HiSET or the GED exam, the two high school equivalency exam options in Massachusetts.   The high school credential is accepted by colleges and employers nationwide.



HSE Morning classes are offered at our Main Center, 408 Merrimack Street,  Monday through Friday, 9am - 12 noon.  There are also some satellite programs throughout Lowell.  Their locations and schedules are listed below.  



HSE Evening classes are held  at Lowell High School, 50 Father Morrissette Blvd on Monday and Wednesday,  6pm - 8:45pm. Optional programming is available on Tuesday evenings.   


Adult learners are invited to participate in a comfortable, non-threatening learning environment.   Any Greater Lowell resident who is a minimum of 16 years old and has officially withdrawn from school, is eligible to enroll in HSE classes.




ESOL Classes:



English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are offered in the morning at our main center, Monday through Friday, at 9:00 am-10:30 am OR 11:00 am-12:30 pm and at various satellite locations throughout Lowell (see list below).  


ESOL evening classes meet at Lowell High School, (Monday and Wednesday) OR (Tuesday and Thursday), 6pm - 8:45 pm.


All instruction is in English. Reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation and conversation are covered.   


In order to enroll, students must be at least 18 years old and live in the Greater Lowell area.


Satellite Locations:


Asian Adult Education Project (ESOL Classes)

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA)

465 School Street

Lowell, MA  01851

(978) 454-6200, ext. 1018



Mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

To Register: Register same days at 8:30am

Evenings: Tuesday and  Wednesday OR Thursday and Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

To Register: come during class time

Citizenship Class: (Eligible students must also be enrolled in ESOL classes at CMAA)

Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


McAvinnue Family Learning Center(ESOL Classes)

McAvinnue School

131 Mammoth Road

Lowell, MA  01854


To be eligible, a  parent must have a child enrolled at the McAvinnue.

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


Contact: Parent Liaison

(978) 937-2871



CTI/Head Start (ESOL Classes)

126 Phoenix Avenue

Lowell, MA  01852

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration on the same days at 9 a.m.


Contact: Betty

(978) 454-5100, ext. 7181



CTI (HSE Classes)

155 Merrimack Street - 3rd Floor

Lowell, MA 01852

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Registration on the same days at 9 a.m.


Contact: Bob

(978) 654-5724



Out of School Youth Program (OSY)  (HSE Classes and Job Skills Component)

@Middlesex College

33 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA


Classes are for 16–22 year old youth

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(978) 656-3104