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About WLAE

Linda M. Schmaelzle, Director
Kristen Malone, Administrative Assistant


Welcome to our site! Windsor Locks Adult Education is pleased to offer some excellent Enrichment classes in addition to our Mandated program that includes the GED, NEDP, ESL, and Citizenship programs.  Click on “Current Brochure” to download our brochure in .doc or .pdf format and then sign up for the classes that inspire you!

Placement testing for GED, NEDP, and ESL is held twice a year, in September and January. This assessment is a two-night test that will help us put you into the correct program.  This is FREE.  Anyone considering one of the above programs should sign up for this in advance.  Call 860-292-5712 and leave your name, age, address, and phone number, as well as the program you’re interested in joining.

About WLAE: 

State and local monies provide free State of Connecticut mandated classes for the towns of Windsor Locks and East Granby in:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • GED
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • American Citizenship

Our Enrichment courses are self-supporting and require a minimum enrollment to run. If you want to see a course or are interested in giving one, contact us at 860-292-5712 or adulted@wlps.org.

Experience the power of lifelong learning!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  All classes are taught at Windsor Locks High School, 58 South Elm Street, unless otherwise stated. Our brochure is mailed out twice a year to residents of Windsor Locks and East Granby.  It is also available for download in .doc or .pdf format.  You may also contact us at adulted@wlps.org or (860) 292-5712.

Courses will be offered only if enough registrants enroll. Special Text/Lab fees, if any, are to be paid to the Instructor at the first class session.

Walk-in registration will be announced when the next brochure comes out.  It is held at the Windsor Locks Adult Education office, WLHS, 58 South Elm Street.  Mail registration is processed in order of receipt with priority given to residents and employees of Windsor Locks and East Granby. Regretfully, we cannot accept telephone registrations.  If you do NOT receive notification, you may assume that your registration is complete, and your class will be held as scheduled.

Senior Citizens (age 62 and over) who live or work in Windsor Locks and East Granby are entitled to one course per semester at 25% off the registration fee. Eligible courses are marked with a SC*.  If the course does not have *SC next to the name, it is NOT discounted for Seniors.

REFUND POLICY:  Refunds are issued ONLY if a course is canceled or a client withdraws prior to the start of classes.  After that, it will be impossible to honor requests for refunds since a minimum enrollment is required to allow us to offer the class.  Please allow four weeks from start of classes for processing refunds.

CANCELLATION:  Classes will not meet any evening that WLHS has  been closed for the day.  Cancellations due to weather conditions are announced on local radio and TV stations.

WORKPLACE LITERACY:  Windsor Locks Adult Education can provide on-site Workplace Literacy programs for companies in the local area.  ESL, EDP, ABE and GED  classes are available.

CIVIL RIGHTS:  In compliance with regulations of the Office for Civil Rights and Equal Opportunities practices as determined by state and federal legislation, and as a matter of policy, Windsor Locks Adult Education does not knowingly condone discrimination in employment, assignment, program, or services, on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:  All activities offered by Windsor Locks Adult Education are held in accessible locations.  Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request.  Please call the office at least two weeks in advance.

GED ACCOMMODATIONS:  Some GED candidates, because of physical, psychological, or learning disabilities, may not be able to complete the GED under standard conditions.  A separate application form is required.  Please call the office for more information.

NOTE:  Placement Testing for ALL High School Completion Programs (Pre-GED, GED, EDP) is offered twice a year and takes two nights to complete.  You must call the office to register.  You will meet with our counselor the following week to review your scores and discuss which program you should enter.

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