Here are some of the programs that Hamden Adult Education has to offer for teenagers:

Teenage Driver Education

The NEXT STREET is a driver’s license all that’s keeping you out of the driver’s seat? The NEXT STREET is proud to offer its 30-hour safe driving course to Hamden High School students. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this course. Get your license early! Get discounts on your insurance!  For more information, call 1-800-732-8090 or register online at


SAT Preparation

The Hamden Adult Education SAT prep classes are provided by First Choice College, one of the premier test prep providers in New England, who will offer your child access to live online SAT prep classes.  These classes are not recorded videos for your child to watch.  Instead, the classes are fully interactive and conducted live, via Zoom, by graduates of Yale and other top universities.  The course has been honed over two decades of helping to prepare students to excel on standardized tests.  First Choice prepares students using its proprietary method of first, identifying the student’s knowledge gaps through a diagnostic test, then working on strengthening the students weaknesses through lessons aimed at giving the skills and strategies necessary to succeed on the test, and by making the students comfortable with the way the questions are asked on the test and giving strategies to answer them more efficiently, which helps to alleviate test anxiety.  


The course consists of:

  •  12 2-hour classes, 24 hours of instruction.  Classes meet twice a week for 6-weeks
  • Individual attention as class sizes are limited to 12 students
  •  Textbooks, which are shipped to your home
  •  Access to the First Choice College online test center to grade practice test and provide diagnostic feedback
  •  Access to First Choice College staff to answer your questions about test plans and testing schedules
  •  Access to recordings of all classes
  •  Guaranteed results.  If your child's scores don't improve, you can have unlimited retakes of the online classes.

Find a class that is convenient for you!  Classes start either February 8 or 15 for the March School Day SAT and there are choices of afternoon or evening classes.  


The Career Center

Co-sponsored by Hamden High School’s Guidance Department and Hamden Adult Education. Residents of Hamden, especially high school students and their parents, are welcome to explore career and college materials. A career resource specialist will be available to help you navigate the various resources available.