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QCAP’s Adult Education & Workforce Development programs give adults the chance to return to school to learn English and improve their literacy skills, to study for the High School Equivalency Assessment Test (HiSet or GED), and to participate in college and career readiness activities.

Small group instruction and an individualized approach create a learning environment that is supportive and successful in assisting students to reach their goals. The program’s highly participatory learning process is enriched by students’ own life experiences. Adult Education staff is committed to providing a supportive setting that focuses on students’ strengths.

English for Speakers of Other Languages and Adult Basic Education classes are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are free of charge to students. Classes meet from September through June at locations in Quincy. Occasionally classes are offered in the summer. QCAP’s Educational and Career Advisers provide support to help students complete their educational and career goals.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Our ESOL and ABE classes are currently enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • We are currently offering ESOL classes both in-person and online. In-person ESOL classes are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9AM to 12pm. Online ESOL classes are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 1PM to 4 PM, or Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • ESOL contact: Daphne Chen by email at or by phone at 617-657-5368.

    MassSTEP (Skills – Training – Education – Program)

    QCAP partners with Quincy College to provide the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ MassSTEP program, with support from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This program is designed to help adult English Language Learners who are interested in the Information Technology (IT) field take their first steps into the industry.  

    Students attend two college-level, credit-bearing classes at Quincy College, alongside an IT-focused English class taught by QCAP instructors. The end goal of the program is for students to take and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ exam, gaining a foundational credential for people who want to get started in the IT field as Computer Support Specialists.

    Learn more.

    Adult Basic Education (ABE) – HiSET/GED Classes

    • Our ABE /HiSET classes are currently meeting online on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM to 9PM.
    • ABE classes are open to adults who did not complete their high school diploma and want to take the HiSET/GED Classes focus on skills needed to pass the HiSET exam and succeed in life, career, and post-secondary education.
    • Classes run September to June. Enrollment occurs on an open basis until classes are full
    • 3 levels are offered (Adult Basic Education, Pre-Adult Secondary Education, and Adult Secondary Education). Students are assessed to determine level.
    • HiSET Contact: ABE Advisor, Margaret Doherty, by email at or by phone at 617-657-5387

    College & Career Readiness Activities

    • Students in classes have the opportunity to develop a resume and cover letter.
    • Mock interviews are offered quarterly by professionals in finance, technology, and human resources to help students practice their interview skills.
    • College and career fairs are offered to QCAP students and the community in the fall and spring.


      • QCAP is the Outstationing provider for the South Shore region.
      • QCAP’s ABE Education & Career Advisor closely coordinates with the MassHire South Shore Career Center at 1515 Hancock Street in Quincy to help current and potential adult education students access services. They assist Career Center staff with intake, assessments, and referrals to local adult education programs and connect Adult Education students who are looking for employment and training opportunities to the Career Center.
      • Outstationing contact: Margaret Doherty,, 617-657-5387
      • MassHire South Shore Career Center:

        Contact Us

        Daphne Chen
        (617) 657-5386

        Adult Basic Education (HiSET) & Outstationing
        Margaret Doherty
        (617) 657-5387

        1509 Hancock Street, 2nd Floor
        Quincy, MA 02169