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The Jersey City Public Schools offers free day and evening GED/ESL/Adult Basic Education Literacy classes during the school year for New Jersey residents.



Day School:

Jeanette Braswell, Principal

Tel: (201) 915-6614

Email: [email protected]


The day program is located at Ferris High School, 35 Colgate Street, Jersey City.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A valid New Jersey photo ID and proof of residency are required at registration.


Evening School:

Benjamin DiFranco, Head Teacher

Tel: (201) 915-6614 (after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday)

Email: [email protected]


The evening program is located at PS #11 School, 886 Bergen Ave, Jersey City.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Dickinson High School Adult Diploma Program (AEHS):

Dave Herman, Principal

Tel: (201) 714-4444 (after 6:00 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays)

Email: [email protected]


The Jersey City Public Schools offers Jersey City residents the ability to finish high school and receive a New Jersey State H.S. diploma through its evening program at Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Ave. Jersey City. 


Jersey City Adult Evening High School School Year Diploma Program (AEHS) 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP is the adult education division of the Jersey City Public School District. As one of the largest school districts in New Jersey, AEHS’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education to adult students.


What do you need?  

  • All high school transcripts and proof of address
  • All prospective students must provide transcripts from prior high schools attended at registration


What's next?

Evening classes begin in October


Please note: *You must be a Jersey City resident to attend this program.