Adult Education

It is the goal of the Colchester Adult Education program to empower students with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed both personally and professionally in a technologically advanced society.

Our program is sponsored by VRABE Regional Based Adult Education and offers a variety of free opportunities for adults age 17 and over to obtain their diploma and enhance their education and career path. Questions concerning GED, High School Credit Diploma, English as a Second Language, Citizenship and other Free Adult Education Programs may be directed to VRABE at 860-870-6060. You may also visit their website at The classes are free and are held at Bacon Academy on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Please call VRABE at 860-870-6060 or visit for class schedules and registration information.

Colchester residents interested in non-credit, personal enrichment classes, may now use their Cragin Library card number to enroll online at and take up to five classes at once. These courses do not provide college credit but do provide the opportunity to explore an interest, develop a skill or review content. If you have questions concerning these classes, please contact Cragin Library at 860-537-5752 or view their website at Cragin Memorial Library.