Literacy Offerings

3 Easy Steps to Success at Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Literacy Classes:

Complete our HSE Intake Orientation and Assessment
Choose your classes 
Attend regularly to meet your literacy or occupational goals


You must be at least 18 and no longer enrolled in High School courses to register for our Adult Literacy Courses.

*There is a one time registration fee of $10 for ESL and HSE Courses 

Intake Schedule and Locations:                                                    

  • Adult Learning Institute        

    • Mondays at Salt Point Center, Adult Learning Institute offices
    • Evenings at Career and Technical Building
    • Satellite Classes as needed
    • *Appointment required


** MUST Call ALI office to make an appointment 845-483-3640 Ext. 6108 for information on all programs above.

High School Equivalency Class Offerings
CLICK HERE for a copy of our High School Equivalency class times and latest schedule

Locations & Times:


Adult Learning Institute (ALI)

5 BOCES Road,  Poughkeepsie                


  • Tues. & Wed. & Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 136 w/ J. Schanzenbach
  • Tuesday & Wednesday; 5:30 p.m.. - 8:30 p.m.

Blodgett Memorial Library

37 Broad Street, Fishkill/Beacon


  • Mon. Wed. & Thurs; 10-1:00 p.m., Classroom w/ R. Phillips

GRASP/Home Study

Must meet eligibility requirements to particpate


Intake Information:

  • All students must attend a two to three-hour assessment and orientation prior to placement!
  • Convenient locations; day and evening schedules
  • It is necessary to take a free placement test before enrolling in HSE classes and all Home Study Programs.
  • For other possible upcoming Poughkeepsie & Beacon classes, please call our office.

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