Education has always been a core component of our mission. Our Adult Education programs focus on providing accessible, practical courses to help students expand their skills, employment opportunities and increase their wages. Taught by a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, many of our programs offer on-going, one-to-one instruction to provide the support each individual needs to achieve long-term success. Both daytime and evening classes are offered throughout the year.

Due to Covid-19, Adult Education programs will be held virtually to keep our students, staff and volunteers safe. 

Adult Education

HiSET Test Prep

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) program (formerly called GED program) at Beverly Bootstraps provides high school level instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. With a HiSET certificate, our students can greatly improve their career and salary potential.

Until further notice, HiSET tutoring will take place via Zoom. Students and tutors meet virtually at mutually agreed upon days and times. An orientation to distance learning is required of all students during which program expectations will be outlined and technology issues will be addressed.


Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program focuses on basic communication skills. Our aim is for students to become confident, accurate, fluent speakers and writers of English. Class time is used to learn proper grammar, practice skills and engage in conversation with classmates and native speakers.

Until further notice, classes will be held virtually via Zoom in small groups. These classes will be held at pre-scheduled days and times. An initial meeting/training with small groups of students, in a socially distanced model, will be held to ensure students understand expectations and to have their technology access and understanding assessed.

Please note: there is currently a waiting list for ESOL classes.

College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness program strives to provide individuals with the tools necessary for employment. The program offers individualized tutoring and access to computers to help students enter the workforce.
Topics include:

  • College Application Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search
  • Accuplacer Prep Tutoring
  • College Tutoring for Former Students
  • Career Coaching

Priority is given to families that have utilized other services offered by Beverly Bootstraps and can prove financial need.

“It has helped my confidence so very much.”

– Anika, on improving her English through the ESOL program

Face masks are required for access to our building. Thrift Shop closed until Mon, Jan 17 at 9:30am. In observance of MLK Jr. Day, our offices/services and food pantry will be closed Mon, Jan 17.