Classes in English as Second Language
& High School Equivalency Prep
El Centro has offered English classes for adults for the last 44 years. Presently, thanks to a partnership with BOCES, we offer at El Centro Hispano’s Technology Center a daytime BOCES class for adults from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; two combined evening classes every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6:00-10:00 p.m., a morning class on Sundays from 8:00 a.m.-12 p.m. and a Citizenship class on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. An Advanced daytime class is also being offered at the First Baptist Church of White Plains, Monday- Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
We also offer a HSE (High School Equivalency) class in Spanish, Monday – Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the school year. Last year a total of 303 students were enrolled in the day and evening English, HSE, and Citizenship classes.
Computer Classes for Adults and Seniors
Last year El Centro offered 14 computer classes: 4 Beginner, 1 Beginner/ Intermediate, 3 Intermediate, 3Advanced, 2 Accounting and 1 Review. The 178 students who completed the classes received a certificate at the end of each 64-hour long class that they took and were honored at a special “graduation” ceremony.