LEAD Program (LEArning at a Distance)
DESE's Learning Centers
Notre Dame Education Center in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Adult and Community Leaning Services recognizes that there is a strong need to connect adult education instruction to those not currently being served traditional face-to-face programs and classes. These potential students may find opportunities through NDEC’s on-line learning opportunities to increase their English language, literacy and numeracy skills.
The primary purposes for delivering distance learning are to:
Provide educational services to individuals who cannot attend traditional face-to-face classes due to conflicting work schedule or other circumstances
Increase access to services for students on a waiting list or other referral sources,
Provide additional intensity and/or differentiated instruction for students already enrolled in face-to-face programs.
NDEC’s LEAD Program expanded its services in September of 2018 from exclusively English Language Learners to now include learners working to prepare to test for the High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET) credential. NDEC serves the state of Massachusetts as its only funded Distance Learning Instructional Hub.
Students from 16 of DESE’s Community and Adult Learning Centers across the state are currently enrolling in NDEC’s Hub.
Asian American Civic Association, Boston
Abisi Adult Education Center, Lowell
Brockton Public Schools, Brockton
Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable
Clinton Adult Learning Center, Clinton
College Bound Dorchester, Boston
East Boston Harbor Side Community
Immigrant Learning Center, Malden
Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence
Methuen Public Schools, Methuen
North Shore Community College, Danvers
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill
Notre Dame Education Center, South
Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield
Valley Opportunity Council
Webster Public Schools, Webster