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About Us

Naugatuck Adult Education provides the following free adult education programs to qualified individuals residing in Naugatuck, Wolcott and Oxford:

  • Adult High School Credit Diploma
  • General Educational Development Diploma (GED®)
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP®)
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Citizenship

Qualified individuals are adults 17 years of age or older who are no longer enrolled in day school and who do not have a high school diploma or have limited English language skills.  Students aged 17 – 18 must show official documentation that they are withdrawn from day school with parental permission. 

Naugatuck Adult Education will provide counseling and will administer a placement survey to each new student to determine course selection.  Our program is sponsored by the Naugatuck Board of Education and the State Department of Education and is conducted in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to adult education programs. Naugatuck Adult Education serves residents from Naugatuck, Oxford and Wolcott.


Naugatuck Adult Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual

disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information or other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  Inquires regarding Naugatuck Adult Education policies should be directed to

Director: Heather Pelletier 203 720-5283

Title IX Coordinator: John Lawlor 203 720-5265

504 Coordinator: Christopher Montini 203 720-5265

General Accessibility and Accommodation

All activities offered by Naugatuck Adult Education are held in accessible locations.  Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. Please contact: Heather Pelletier, Director at 203-720-5283  or Christopher Montini, 504 coordinator at 203 720-5265.

Adult Education Programs at No Cost

The Naugatuck Board of Education provides the following programs at no cost to Naugatuck, Wolcott and Oxford:

  • Citizenship
  • English as a Second Language & Family Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Diploma (Credit Diploma, National External Diploma, and GED®preparation program)

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

Adult and Continuing Education graduation

Mission Statement

The purpose of Naugatuck Adult and Continuing Education is to provide an environment which prepares students to become lifelong learners and productive adults.  Toward this end, we strive to maintain a warm, caring climate in which all students feel secure in their pursuit of excellence. Our express purpose is to prepare all students to become literate, problem solving, responsible citizens, capable of making informed decisions, facing the challenges and demands of the twenty-first century, and achieving self-sufficiency.

Adult Ed at a Glance

  • $9,620 More earned per year with a high school diploma
  • 2X More likely to be unemployed without a high school diploma
  • 3 Free programs to obtain your high school diploma
  • Offering in-person & virtual classes
  • Free ESL & citizenship classes