Foothills Adult & Continuing Education at EdAdvance offers multiple opportunities for adults who are seeking a high school diploma credential, including GED, CDP, and NEDP programs. Our programs seek to serve a diverse population of age, ethnicity, language skills, educational background, and family situations.

GED Prep and Testing

  • Provides individuals with the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency credential recognized in 40 of the 50 United States, including Connecticut.
  • Offers the current GED® Test on computer which provides adults with increased and improved access to GED® testing and prepares them for the demands of postsecondary education and careers.
  • Requires test-takers to show up in person, at our official testing center in Litchfield, to take the test. To enroll, call 800.300.4781 and check out MyGED.

CDP - High School Credit Diploma Program

  • Provide an opportunity to earn a high school diploma to those individuals who have not completed their high school education.
  • Complies with the provisions of the statutes of the State of Connecticut, and is conducted in full compliance of all federal and state regulations pertaining to adult education. 
  • All classes and counseling services are funded by EdAdvance and the Foothills consortium, in cooperation with the State Department of Education.

NEDP - National External Diploma Program

  • Assesses high school level skills awarding a traditional diploma so graduates can meet their academic and career goals. 
  • Online program designed for self-directed youth and adults with life and work experiences and a general familiarity with the computer. 
  • Offers flexible scheduling and confidentiality.
  • Evaluates 70 competencies in ten content areas including Communication and Media Literacy, Applied Math/Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Civic Literacy and Community Participation, Consumer Awareness and Financial Literacy, Cultural Literacy, Geography and History, Health Literacy, Science, and Twenty-First Century Workplace.
  • Evaluates competencies that are based on skills outlined in the Common Core College and Career Readiness standards.