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


ACLS Directors' Meeting

More information to follow.

ACLS : Videos

ACLS : Resources, Research and Curriculum


News! 2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference, June 15 and 16, 2021 Over 1,500 adult educators registered...


In the video series, From Awareness to Action: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Adult ESOL Classroom, you will see a teacher demonstrating these...


The attached PDF contains important information for all programs using Aztec in FY24.