Holyoke Public Schools/Juntos -Community Ed Project

Listing Last Update: October 20, 2015


317 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Primary Contact

Robin Hodgkinson

(413) 538-5770


Educational services

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

Instruction Type

  • In-person

Program Overview

CEP was established in 1991 and is a founding member of Juntos, a collaborative partnership of six Adult Basic Education and workforce development agencies in Holyoke. CEP staff provide bilingual educational counseling and referrals to housing, healthcare, adult education programs, workforce development and other social service agencies. Our free, student centered classes include: three levels of Native Language Literacy in Spanish for adults preparing to take the high school equivalency test (HiSET) in Spanish. Two levels of ESOL: high beginner to high intermediate speaking, reading and writing. Transition to College and Careers: a free college prep program for adults who have recently passed the HiSET, or those who received their high school diploma four or more years ago. Day and evening classes. Classroom instruction focuses on preparing students for college level academics and teaching computer skills necessary for college; coursework includes learning college navigation skills, how to fill out financial aid forms and career counseling. Graduates from the program enter college with a written education plan tied to a career path.

Hours of operation: (days) 9:00-2:30 Monday-Thursday: NLL and ESOL; Transition to College: (days) 9:00-1:30 M, W, F; (evenings) 5:30-8:30

Cost info: all Spanish literacy, ESOL and Transition to College classes are provided free of charge to the community.