Literacy Offerings

3 Easy Steps to Success at Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Literacy Classes:

Complete our HSE/Career Intake Orientation and Assessment
Choose your classes 
Attend regularly to meet your literacy or occupational goals


 High School 
Equivalency/Career Training Intake Assessment
Prior to registering for a 100+ hour career training program, students must take a math and reading entrance assessment offered at any of the times and locations listed below.

Assessment Schedule and Locations:

  • Adult Learning Institute 

    • Mondays at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at SPC Room 136
      (Every Monday morning of each week)
    • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CTI Room 203B
      (Every Monday morning of each week)
    • *Appointment required
  • Community Action Partnership Beacon, 10 Eliza Street, Beacon  **

    • 1st Monday of each month at 5:45 p.m.
    • ** MUST Call ALI office to make an appointment 845-483-3640 Ext. 6108 for information on all programs above.


High School Equivalency Class Offerings
CLICK HERE for a copy of our High School Equivalency class times and latest schedule

Locations & Times:


Adult Learning Institute (ALI)

5 BOCES Road,  Poughkeepsie                


  • Tues. & Wed. & Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 136 w/ J. Schanzenbach
  • Tuesday & Wednesday; 5:30 p.m.. - 8:30 p.m.
  Dutchess One Stop
191 Main Street, Poughkeepsie


  • Call for more information - 845 483-3640

Beacon Recreation Center
23 West Center, Beacon


  • Tuesday  & Thursday ; 5:30-8:30 pm Front Lobby w/ E. Murnane

Blodgett Memorial Library

37 Broad Street, Fishkill/Beacon


  • Mon. Wed. & Thurs; 10-1:00 p.m., Classroom w/ R. Phillips

GRASP/Home Study

Must meet eligibility requirements to particpate


Additional Information:

  • All students must attend a two to three-hour assessment and orientation prior to placement!
  • Convenient locations; day and evening schedules
  • It is necessary to take a free placement test before enrolling in HSE classes and all Home Study Programs.
  • For other possible upcoming Poughkeepsie & Beacon classes, please call our office.

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