The HCC Adult Learning Center (ALC) is a free, intensive, evening high school equivalency preparation program that offers classes September through June.
About HCC ALC
HCC ALC is part of the Juntos Collaborative, which incorporates six literacy programs throughout Holyoke that share the goal of helping adults in Holyoke get a free, high-quality education. The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program recruits, trains, and supports a pool of tutors who work with adult learners in HCC ALC and other Juntos programs.
Level 1 - Provides math, reading and writing academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 3-5
Level 2 - Provides math, reading, writing, science and social studies academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 6-8
Level 3 - Provides comprehensive instruction in math, reading, writing, science and social studies academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 9-12
Focus on Math - Provides intensive math support. Recommended for students needing assistance with only math, or for students who have passed all areas of the HiSET exam except math
Focus on English Language Arts - Provides additional English Language Arts support
Free Services Offered
Career and academic counseling
Referrals to partnering agencies
Transition to College (TTC) support services
Field trips and special "elective" courses
Schedule and Location
We are located at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center on the upper floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center in downtown Holyoke.
Picknelly Center 206 Maple Street Holyoke, MA 01040
Transportation and Parking
Transportation to Picknelly Center is available via HCC's free shuttle service, La Guagua Pa'l College. All Holyoke buses go to the Transportation Center located below the PAFEC. There is also garage parking and metered street parking nearby. A fee is charged until 5 p.m.