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Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.

Listing Last Update: September 16, 2020


46 Washington St Ste 100
Barre, VT 05641

Primary Contact

Carol Shults-Perkins

(802) 476-4588

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

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Program Overview

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) has provided free adult education and literacy services in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties of Vermont for 50+ years.

Free individualized education services:

  • Basic skills programs: reading, writing, math, computer literacy
  • English Language Learning and preparation for U.S. citizenship
  • High school diploma and GED credential programs
  • Academic skill readiness for work, technical training, and college

Locations – We have six learning centers – Barre, Montpelier,
Waterbury, Morrisville, Bradford, and Randolph. Students are also taught at job sites, libraries, in homes, and other locations to reduce barriers to participation such as transportation and childcare.

Flexible, personalized learning – Students receive
intensive, personalized instruction to address their goals, learning styles, schedule, challenges and for success. They are taught one-to-one and in small, supportive groups. CVABE uses proven teaching methods to assist students with achieving their unique learning and life goals. We also teach students to use computers and other technology-based resources to help
with reaching their education and career goals.

Mission Statement

Our mission is two-fold: providing basic education for adult students and involving the entire community in the encouragement of their efforts.

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

Cost info: CVABE programs are free to teens and adults 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

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

CVABE serves over 500 adults and teens annually, ages 16-90+, in all 47 towns and cities of central Vermont.

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