Central Vermont Adult Education

Central Vermont Adult Education

NLD ID #74900
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Contact Information

46 Washington Street
Suite 100
Barre, VT 05641

Primary Contact

Catherine Kalkstein

(802) 476-4588


Hours of Operation

M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM; Weekend and evening hours by appointment.

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Program Overview

Central Vermont Adult Education (CVBE) provides free adult education and literacy services in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties.

Free individualized education services:

  • Literacy to 12th grade levels
  • English Language Learning and preparation for U.S. citizenship
  • High school diploma and GED credential programs
  • Job readiness, including certifications; readiness for further education

Locations – We have six learning centers – Barre, Montpelier,
Waterbury, Morrisville, Bradford, and Randolph.

Personalized learning – We help you gain the skills you need to reach your goals. You'll learn what you need, the way you learn best.

Who do we serve - CVAE serves adults and out-of-school teens, ages 16-90+, in all 47 towns and cities of central Vermont.

Cost Info

CVABE programs are free to adults and out-of-school teens over 16 years old.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

CVABE helped me achieve my goals. They helped me see how strong I was and helped me see I can do whatever I put my mind to. Being able to finally have my diploma is the best feeling ever. I am so very proud of me and I hope my family is, too! I want my children to know you can do whatever you set your mind to. My next step is reaching my new goal of being an RN! If I can do it so can you! Angela

I had a chance to make good money, and dropped out of school in 11th grade. 10 years later I started thinking about getting my diploma, but I still didn't need it, or so I thought. Now, another 10 years later, and I can't do manual labor much longer. The jobs I want require a high school diploma, so I called CVABE. They were welcoming, and I felt comfortable instantly. Now I'm on my way to a high school diploma, thinking about a college degree, and definitely a new career. Josh

This program listing was last updated: January 16, 2024.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Become a U.S. citizen
  • Improve my workforce skills