High School Equivalency (HSE)

High school equivalency (HSE) programs are provided by Erie 1 BOCES.

• Classes are free of charge
• Multiple locations across WNY
• Classes operate year round
• New students always welcome


  • Students must be 19 years of age and removed / dropped from high school; or
  • Be a member of a high school class that has already graduated; or
  • Have had 1 year pass since student was officially dropped from the school district

Class Assignments

  • HSE: for students above 8th grade level in reading and math
  • Pre-HSE: for students at/or above 5th grade level in reading and math
  • HSE Basics: for students below 5th grade level in reading or math

Orientation (Students Must Be On Time)

  • All orientations are held at Erie 1 BOCES - 1526 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY 14225
  • Students must bring pens, paper, photo-ID, and a social security card or birth certificate
  • Call (716) 821-7500 for orientation details
  • Click here for Orientation and Testing Schedule
Contact Us

Dina Verso, Specialist

Elise Knibloe, Clerical
(716) 821-7079

English as a New Language (ENL)

Free adult English classes
    - Speaking
    - Listening
    - Writing
    - Reading

General Information for ENL:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age to attend
  • Free classes
  • Call (716) 821-7500 with questions

Locations and Times:

Potter Road Career & Technical Center

Pre-Training Literacy Classes

Monday & Wednesday
July 10, 2017 - August 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sweet Home High School

(near UB, enter through Student Services door,
Room 109)
1901 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228

Beginner:  Room 110
Monday, Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intermediate:  Room 109
Monday, Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Advanced:  Room 110
Tuesday, Thursday
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Audubon Library



350 John James Audubon Pkwy. 
Amherst, NY 14228

Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 am- 1:00 pm

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