Basic Skills & HiSET Preparation

The purpose of the Adult Basic Education program is to help adults improve their reading, writing, math, technology, and communication skills in order to pass the HiSET test.  Classes are designed for adults to learn at their own pace, guided by classroom teachers who are trained to teach adults and support students on their learning path.

Note:  For the 2021-2022 school year, we will offer both online and in-person classes.

How to Register

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open.

Step 1:   Click here to register for ABE/HiSET Prep class.  If you cannot complete the online form, call or text the Adult Education Counselor (Bill) at 603-288-7526 for help.  Students who register by the end of the day on December 22, 2021 will start class in January 2022 (after completing the registration process).  Students who register after that date will start class in March 2022.

Step 2: You will be contacted by a staff member to complete the registration process.  Depending on the time of year, this may take up to 1 week.

Step 3: You will take a placement test in math and reading.  This helps us to understand your current level and place you in the best class.  Your current level, in combination with how hard you study, will help indicate how long your preparation for the HiSET tests will take.  We understand it can sometimes take a long time, but we will always be here to support you.

Step 4: You will receive your class placement information after you complete the test.

Step 5: Your teacher will contact you during the week prior to your class start date.

Program Highlights

Who We Serve

We serve all adult students.  Classes are for all levels, from basic to high school level reading and math.  All students must:

  • Be 18 or older,
  • Not currently be enrolled in high school,
  • Be Proficient in English (English as a second language is OK, but proficiency is required), and
  • Live or work in New Hampshire.

What We Offer


All classes are free. Books will be provided to students who attend at least 12 hours of class. Final HiSET testing is $125.00


For class registration, information, or questions, contact Adult Education Counselor (ABE), Bill Bissonnette, at:
603-288-7526 or

For more information, call Director of Adult Education, Lauren Osowski, at:
603-882-9080 x2206 or

More information about Adult Basic Education is also available at the NH State website: