• Now enrolling for Distance Learning classes to begin 8/8/20 - get more information below

    Did you know that you can earn your High School Equivalency and/or learn English as a Second Language without having to go to a classroom?

    Is Distance Learning for you?

    Distance Learning (DL) programs provide adults 21 and older an alternative to the traditional classroom setting for earning a High School Equivalency diploma and/or learning English Language skills. Students work independently under the guidance of a NYS Certified Adult Education instructor. Distance Learning courses may include online assignments or work study packets. Earn your diploma now.

    The Monroe 1 BOCES Adult Education Program can help you choose a Distance Learning program that best suits your academic skills and schedule. All students must be 21 or older. Instruction and assessments are provided at no-cost to students. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

    An Orientation and Assessment Session are required before beginning the Distance Learning Program. Students must possess minimum reading skills in order to be accepted into a program. The assessment is used for appropriate placement to ensure student success.

    You determine your success

    Completing a Distance Learning program depends on being self-motivated and your ability to work independently.

    Successful students:

    • Commit to a regular study schedule of at least 12 hours every two weeks • Complete assignments on a consistent basis • Communicate regularly with instructors • Stay focused on passing the TASC™ exam* and earning a High Schol Equivalency diploma

    Distance Learning Program Options

    New York State certified Adult Education instructors assist enrolled students with selecting the program that works best.

    • Computer-based assignments

    • Work-study packets

    • English Language Learner packets Students are assesssed throughout the program to determine readiness for taking the TASC™ exam*.

    How to get started

    Step 1 - Contact the Distance office at 585-544-4886

    Step 2 - Distance Learning requires a minimum test score for both English speaking and non-English speaking candidates. Testing is administered during an Intake Session.

    Step 3 - Schedule to Start Once you qualify, you will be contacted by a Distance Learning teacher  


    Please Note: Although many HSE/TASC™ preparation resources are available online, the Official HSE/TASC™ Test is NOT available online and must be taken in person at an official HSE/TASC™ Testing Center. Search for Testing Locations >>