The Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning
Program (JPCCALP) is the ideal way to develop your skills in English, math, reading, and writing, and make progress towards your educational goals. We offer free day, evening, and online classes convenient for busy adults. ALP is a full-service program where students can begin at any level and advance through the highest levels.
In January 2014, the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) exam replaced the GED (General Education Development) exam in Massachusetts for obtaining a high school credential, accepted by almost all U.S. employers, colleges and universities.
take core classes
take computer classes
get career and college counseling
take citizenship classes
prepare for the HiSET exam
Welcome to the Adult Learning Program
The information you need to succeed
Message from the Director:
On behalf of our faculty, staff, and administration, welcome to the Adult Learning Program of the Jamaica Plain Community Centers.
Whether you are a new or returning student to the Adult Learning Program, you are well on your way to achieving your educational and career goals. Congratulations on your decision to further your education. This decision is an important one for your life and your career and one that demands dedication and time on your part. Please make the most out of our programs, and use this time to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally. Faculty, staff, and administration are here to support you throughout your education and time with us.
This website contains the information you need to be a successful member of Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning Program community. On this website you will find information about our programs and policies, as well as helpful community resources for extending your learning. Please take the time to review this website carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be able to assist you.
Please be active in every aspect of your education. We stand ready to help you realize your goals.
Joyce E. Henderson, M.Ed.
Adult Learning Program Director
The Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning Program (ALP), part of the Jamaica Plain community since 1982, was established in response to the demand for basic education, employment-related skill building and ESOL services among local adults. In that time, ALP has provided free education, pre-vocational, and other support services to low and moderate income adults to over 5400 adult learners. Each year, we serve over 400 adults, from 18 years of age and up.
The mission of ALP is to provide an innovative learner-centered, participatory educational program to educationally disadvantaged and Limited English Proficient adults. Our goal is to help students attain the education, skills, and self-reliance that will enable them to more fully participate in their communities and in the education of their children, and that will further enhance opportunities for personal development, life-long learning, and economic self-sufficiency. Towards that end, we provide the tools to enable historically disenfranchised individuals and groups to more fully access, utilize, participate in, and impact the resources and development of their communities.