Smithtown Adult Basic Education
Program Fact Sheet
Adult Basic Education

Center:
NYA ANNEX - JOSEPH M. BARTON DISTRICT BUILDING

Location:
26 New York Avenue, Unit #1, Smithtown, NY  11787 (south corner of Main Street & New York Avenue)

Telephone: 
(631) 382-2181

Hours:
Monday - Friday (Mornings) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Monday - Friday (Afternoons) 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Thursdays (Evenings) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Registration Hours:
Monday - Thursday (Mornings) 9:00 AM
Monday - Thursday (Evenings) 7:00 PM

Director:
Patricia Russo

Accessibility:
Train: North Shore Line, Smithtown Train Station
Bus: Main Street Bus #56 & #58
Car: From East or West - Long Island Expressway (LIE) Exit 56 North on Rt. 111 to Main Street, Smithtown, Turn left on  New York Avenue and the building is on your right

Target Population:  
Adults 21 Years of Age and Over

Referrals:  
Smithtown Central School District's Adult Basic Education program works in consortium with various community and state agencies along with the Suffolk County Department of Labor and welcomes referrals from Smithtown High School as well as other surrounding area high schools and business and industry on Long Island.

Parents of Smithtown School District's registered ESL students, as well as other adult students who have found it difficult to obtain a school district diploma are encouraged to register for this program.

Services and Classes conducted in the following:
English as a Second Language
High School Equivalency
Pre-High School Equivalency
Citizenship
Workplace Literacy
Life Skills
Computer Assisted Literacy
Career Counseling

Residency for Students:
All New York State Residents

Fee: 
Free to all students

Registration is Ongoing:
Intake and testing done Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or Monday - Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

High School Equivalency:
The New York State Department of Education grants a High School Equivalency diploma to adults who pass the TASC test; however, multiple pathways exist.  Find out which one is best for you.

TASC Test (Test Assessing Secondary Completion):
The new TASC test replaces the GED and is similar in structure.  The TASC is a timed test of approximately 9 hours, given over a period of one or two days, which measures competency in five subjects and includes an essay component. 

The TASC test will not be administered at the Joseph M. Barton Building, but at various sites on Long Island.  Our office processes the applications only for those enrolled in our program.

English As A Second Language:
Instruction is conducted on six levels to adults, regardless of native origin, by certified teachers.  Focus is on listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Each student is individually interviewed, tested, and evaluated by a counselor and/or teacher to ensure proper placement.

Computer Assisted Literacy:
Use of Mobile Labs as well as study in a state-of-the-art computer learning lab is offered to those adults enrolled in our classes.  Educational software and interactive websites focus on skills learned in class, as a supplement from basic to advanced language arts, comprehension, and math.  Vocational life skills program review is also available in order to meet employment needs and support the Career Counseling component of the program.

Workplace Literacy:
Integrated into its adult education and literacy classes are career development and employment training activities.  Students experience the world of work on a daily basis via applications, word processing, career videos, role playing, mock interviews and the Crossroads Café life skill series.  Cases managers present life skills workshops on such topics as resume writing, interview protocol, the job search, etc. as well as maintain and continually update postings of job/career opportunities.  Off-site literacy classes are also available to business and industry.

​Citizenship:
Information is discussed on how to obtain and file for citizenship, as well as an overview of the basics every student who is a candidate for citizenship should know.

Life Skills:
Interest inventory surveys are administered by counselors to help determine students' employment abilities.  Information is also disseminated to those interested adults on individual career opportunities.  Life skills in this component include family literacy education and training to enhance parenting skills.

Recognition Night:
Recognition night is an impressive event honoring the achievements of Adult Basic Education students.  Those receiving the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma are honored.  Certificates are also awarded to our English as a Second Language (ESL) students who demonstrate a measurable level of competency.

Career Counseling/Case Management:
Available to enrolled students only.

Smithtown Central School District
Adult Basic Education
26 New York Avenue, Unit #1
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 382-2181