Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) is a unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). SABES is the adult education professional development (PD) system of ACLS. 
The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts AE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). View the ALCS monthly mailings, posted each month to the ACLS website. The ACLS monthly mailings contain materials that are important to adult education programs and that will help to serve our current and future students as well.

View our short videos about the Massachusetts Adult Education System and Massachusetts High School Equivalency  options here.

ACLS: Upcoming Events


State as Partner Webinar (ACLS)

ACLS State as Partner Webinar: Friday, April 23: 1:00 – 2:30

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum


2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference – June 15 and 16, 2021 The Office of Career Technical and Adult...


From adult education to workforce preparation activities, the Adult Education Glossary includes common terms and acronyms used by the Adult Education...


Per Wyvonne Stevens-Carter, Adult Education State Director via the ACLS email on 5/6/2020: As you and your staff are ramping up remote learning...