Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center

NLD ID #90513
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Contact Information

163 West 125th Street
15th floor
New York, NY 10027

Primary Contact

Mario Hamblin

(212) 961-3231

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm; Fridays 9am - 5pm; Reduced Schedule during the Summer (no evening classes)

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Program Overview

The MEOC has provided academic and vocational programs to residents of New York City for over 50 years. We help adults learn English, earn their High School Equivalency diploma, prepare for college and/or employment in high-demand industries in New York City. Our program listing is included below.

High School Equivalency
Students strengthen their test-taking skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies in preparation for the HSE exam. Students are given official Readiness Assessment (RA) to assess readiness for the Official HSE exam. Previous official HSE results are taken into consideration where applicable.

College Prep
Students further develop their critical reading, writing and math skills in preparation for college level classes. In addition students prepare for college placement exams including the CUNY Assessment Test. Previous college entrance exam results are taken into consideration where applicable.

English for Speakers of Other Languages
Students learn English the way they learned their first language by doing everyday things like expressing feelings, asking for directions and playing games. This approach creates a low-anxiety environment where students are able to draw on their own life experiences. The program consists of classes in reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and conversation.

Literacy Development
Students further develop their vocabulary, reading and test-taking skills, using instructor-led classes and computer-based instruction. Prospective students should demonstrate and interest in an academic program of study.

Developmental Study Skills
Students improve basic math, reading, writing and test-taking skills. This is a great place to start for adult learners who have been out of school for a while. After successful completion of the program students will be able to test for other MEOC programs.

Intro to High School Equivalency
Students improve their skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies in preparation for the HSE exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students may enroll in the HSE Program or be recommended to take the official HSE exam. Students are given the official Readiness Assessment (RA) to assess readiness for the official HSE exam.

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Cost Info

Our programs are offered at no cost to students. In addition, for our workforce development/vocational programs, the MEOC covers the cost of licencsure, certification and testing for students who successfully complete the program. Eligibility requirements can be found here:

This program listing was last updated: May 25, 2017.

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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

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online