Spring Update

Blue Hills Adult Education

Dear students,

Welcome to spring at Blue Hills Adult Education!

We are pleased to announce that our program is growing. We are adding new online classes and additional student support services in the fall. Can you feel the excitement in the air? We are happy you are a part of BHAE's future success.

Please read below to learn more exciting news!


Susan and Tammy

Spring into Action!

Blue Hills Adult Education is active in local community outreach! We are grateful to be located in Dedham and try and give back when possible.

Spring into Action is our food collection for local people in need. It is optional. The deadline is 4/13/2023

The most needed items at the Dedham Food Pantry are:

  • Canned salmon Canned albacore tuna
  • Tuna and chicken in single serve pouches
  • Canned stew Canned pasta
  • Canned tomatoes and pasta sauces Tomato paste
  • Mayonnaise (20 oz. jars or less)
  • Dry macaroni and cheese especially Kraft and
  • Annie’s Soup, especially low sodium
  • Cookies and crackers in smaller packages
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Muffin mixes
  • Cereals
  • Cake and brownie mixes
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Denture cleaners

Attendance Matters!

We monitor attendance closely. Attendance is one of the factors we use to determine enrollment for the fall.

We want you to keep your seat. Please remember that we require 80% student attendance. Attendance matters at BHAE.

🗓 Important Dates

Remote Learning April 18 & 20

Our classes on April 18 and 20 will be remote. The building will be closed. Your teacher will give you details on your classwork on April 18th and 20th.

New Student Registration: Please spread the word!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 10am-12:30pm

322 Sprague Street

Dedham, MA

Please help us spread the word. Share our flyer below with your community!

English Flyer


Volante Español

Panfleto Português


Kreyòl Ayisyen

Ukrainian Flyer


Featured Students: Success in the HSE program!

Stephanie and Emmanuel are just two of our incredible students who have been working with Amanda to practice test, register, and take their HiSet tests. There are other students who have passed their HiSet exams this year, and we are so proud of them!

Congratulations to Amanda Moore-Owens, our Educational & Career Advisor, and her students. Amanda joined our team this year and brings experience, dedication and enthusiasm to her role. We asked Amanda to tell us about herself and her passion for adult education, and she said, "I am looking forward to working with all you as you embark or continue your education. I am also a Northeastern Alumna; I have my master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, and I am completing my second master’s in Higher Education Administration April, 2023. I am a first-generation college student; I have two children ages (27 and 21). I have almost 20 years of experience in higher education, and I have worked with students, faculty, staff during my time. My previous employers include University of Massachusetts Boston and Harvard University which all played a major role in my passion for education and helping students pursue their education goals. In my spare time I like to read, travel and cook/bake. Again, I am looking forward to getting to speak with you and getting to know you better so I can be of better assistance to you."

Program Partner Spotlight: Massasoit Community Education

Did you know that Massasoit Community College Community Education Department runs non-credit courses, that are offered in the day, evening, on weekends, and online, to accommodate our student’s busy schedules?

Non-Credit Certificate Programs include:

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic
  • Event Planning
  • Interior Design
  • MA Real Estate Sales License
  • Medical Interpreting
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant

Make an appointment with your Educational and Career Counselor (Francy or Amanda) to learn more about this program.

What guides our decisions? Blue Hills Adult Education's vision for the future

BHR ABE’s vision is to create a safe and inclusive environment where adults develop the skills, knowledge and support needed to grow, persist, and achieve their aspirations.

In pursuit of our vision, Blue Hills Adult Education’s mission is to:

  • Actively seek to recruit underserved ABE students
  • Identify barriers to enrollment and provide options that reflect the shifting needs of our students
  • Provide engaging learning opportunities that help students develop and prepare for college and careers
  • Integrate authentic learning projects to help students develop transferable skills
  • Actively build community by amplifying our students’ voices in decision-making
  • View students’ differences as an asset which enriches the class experience
  • Bring opportunities to highlight and explore career and secondary school opportunities for our students
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