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Now in Full Collaboration with Vernon Regional Adult Based Education

Dr. Carl MandellDirector of Vernon Regional Adult Based Education      
(VRABE)  which includes Wethersfield Adult Education     860-870-6000 x139

Deborah Stewart-Karsmarski, Facilitator                                860-571-8288

Susan Marhefki, Secretary & Enrichment Coordinator                 860-571-8250


FALL  2014  Course Catalog                     

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 The catalog can be viewed and/or printed from this site. Additional copies are available in the Adult Ed office, at  the Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and Newington Public libraries, and Wethersfield Town Hall beginning August 19th. Registration begins August 20th.  Classes are open to residents of all towns. General information and instructions on enrichment programming is on page 7 of the catalog. Registration forms are located on the inside back cover of the catalog.


Due to construction taking place at the High School, please call our office before visiting. We encourage you to use the link above to follow our Facebook page for immediate updates.


In an effort to make getting to classes at Wethersfield High School easier, we have posted several room changes in the link below. We have also updated the online catalog with new rooms for many classes. Please check the location of your class before arriving and follow the instructions below.  We thank you for your patience while we are undergoing construction.


If held in rooms 10, 11, TC1, TC2, TC3, TC4 -- Enter the campus via Jay Street off of Wells Road and park in the lot nearest the building. Additional parking is available in the upper lots. Enter via the pool/Community Entrance.

If held in rooms 101, 102, 103, 110, 116, 215, 216, 217, 219, 222 - Enter the campus via Wolcott Hill Road. You will see a sign on the building for the relocated Main Entrance. Parking is available in any lot to your right.

If you require assistance once arriving on campus please call our office at 860-571-8250 or 860-571-8288 and we will be happy to assist you.

  Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, we will be accepting Mastercard, VISA, and Discover card payments. See details on the registration form on the inside back cover.

Please remember to list an email address on your registration form. You will receive a system-generated receipt once your payment is processed.

For security reasons, we do not store your credit card information once processed.  If you register for an additional class you will have to give us your information again. 

Corrections to our printed catalog:




Please check the tabs below for high school completion, ESL and Citizenship program information and residency requirements.


FREE College Transition Program -- Enroll Now!!   Click here for more information on the REACT program which provides academic support in Math and English for students with a high school diploma or a GED and would like to enroll or start taking courses at a community college.


Enrichment/Continuing Education: 

Questions regarding Enrichment/Continuing Ed classes can be directed to 860-571-8250. (See office hours in the tab below)

Share a talent, skill or hobby! Click here to print the Course Proposal Form.  Complete and submit today for the upcoming catalog!! We are always looking for new courses to add to our program.



Location and General Information

Location: Wethersfield High School, Room 211
411 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109

General Information: 860-571-8250
Office Hours: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Mon - Thurs, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Fri 

Sept - June when day school is in session

Closed Weekends, Holidays and when Wethersfield Public Schools are closed for vacations or inclement weather.


Facilitator: 860-571-8288
Hours: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm   Mon, Tues & Wed when Adult Ed classes are in session

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vernon Regional Adult based Education program (which includes Wethersfield Adult Education) is to offer dynamic, multicultural services in an atmosphere of respect, apprecition, and acceptance of all. It is the goal of the Region to empower students with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed both personally and professionally in a technologically advanced society.

VRABE Participating Towns

The following fourteen towns participate in the FREE adult-based educational programs described in our catalog and at http://www.vrabe.org. Vernon Regional Adult Based Education provides these programs which are funded by participating communities, state and federal grants, and other grant sources.

Ashford, Bolton, Colchester, Coventry, East Windsor, Ellington, Glastonbury, Griswold, Mansfield, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, Wethersfield, Willington. 

Students not living within our fourteen-town region will be charged tuition for classes offered in the Vernon Regional Adult Based Education Program.


Pre-GED, GED, CDP & NEDP Registration and Orientation Information

Through Vernon Regional Adult Based Education (VRABE) we are pleased to offer access to Pre-GED, GED test prep, Credit Diploma (CDP) and  National External Diploma Program (NEDP) classes.

Orientation is REQUIRED for all high school completion programs. Register for an Orientation online at www.vrabe.org  or call 860-870-6000 ext 139.


Fall 2014 semester GED classes at Wethersfield High School will begin Sept 8, 2014. Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings.

ESL and Citizenship Registration and Information

In-person registration for ESL classes will take place on Monday, September 8, 2014  from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wethersfield High School. Students must bring a valid, state-issued photo ID and proof of address.

Classes for ESL students meet Monday and Wednesday evenings for 13 weeks per semester.

Citizenship classes will be held at Wethersfield High School based on sufficient enrollment. Students registering for Citizenship must be able to read and converse in English well enough to pass an appraisal test. For additional information and to pre-register, please call (860) 870-6000 ext 139.

Wethersfield Public Schools  ~  127 Hartford Avenue  ~  Wethersfield, CT  06109  ~  860-571-8100

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