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Mrs. Paula Christen - Director



The Jersey City Board of Education’s Adult Education Program is dedicated to helping men and women, who are 18 years and older, obtain the educational credentials and skills they need to live and work in today’s world. We have a full-time staff of certified teachers to conduct our classes. ALL of our Adult Education programs are offered FREE of charge.

Our Adult High School program provides those who have been away from a traditional high school for one year or more with an alternative way of earning a high school diploma.

Classes for Pre-GED and TASC (formerly GED) preparation in English and Spanish, and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are available at our Adult Learning Centers.

We invite you to take a look at the pages here. If you need more information, please contact our office at 201-915-6227 or email us at pchristen@jcboe.org

The Jersey City Board of Education’s Adult Education Program works with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program to offer “One Stop” career services for everyone enrolled in our program.

The “One Stop” Career Sites at 438 Summit Avenue provide the following services:

• Review of an applicant’s job qualifications, experience, readiness, abilities, etc.

• Vocational counseling

• Referrals to employers with appropriate job openings

• Referrals to other agencies for job training

• Referrals to agencies for support services (such as housing, health, legal, etc.)

• Classes in job-seeking methods

• Access to computers for posting resumés

To learn more, please contact the Adult Education Program by phoning 201-915-6227.


Program Locations


Adult Ed. Center ( Day Program - TASC/ABE/ELL classes) M-Th 9 AM - 2:30 PM
Principal Jeannette McRae-Braswell - jmcrae@jcboe.org
373 Communipaw Ave (corner of Halladay St.)
Jersey City NJ 07304


Adult Ed. Center (Evening Program - TASC/ABE/ELL classes) - M-W from 6-9 PM

Head Teacher Benjamin DiFranco - bdifranco@jcboe.org

886 Bergen Avenue

201-915-6521 (after 6PM - M-W)


William L. Dickinson High School - Adult Ed. Diploma Program

Dave Herman - dherman@jcboe.org

2 Palisade Avenue 




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