Providing Opportunity Through Education
Randolph Community Partnership, Inc. (RCP) is an adult education organization open to all Massachusetts residents. RCP provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), high school equivalency (HiSET) and other classes that help students develop and achieve their personal and professional goals.
In the beginning, RCP consisted of a small group of Randolph residents, businessmen and local officials who came together to take action on the increasing demands from the community for an English program. In 1998, the Chinese American Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) and the Partnership received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to run a basic ESOL program. RCP has been providing ESOL classes since.
Through additional grants, the ESOL program expanded to include a health component in the curriculum, citizenship classes, and computer classes for students. In 2002, the organization incorporated as a 501(c)3 and officially became the Randolph Community Partnership, Inc.
In spring of 2005, RCP received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. With this funding we were able to expand, offering 3 levels of English; beginner, intermediate and advanced. We also offered citizenship and basic computer skills classes for our enrolled ESOL students.
In June 2012, RCP was awarded state funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to continue to offer ESOL classes as well as start offering GED classes.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that beginning in January 2017 all Adult Basic Education students will have the choice of taking either the GED or the HiSET as the high school equivalency exam in Massachusetts.
Both exams will continue to measure whether adult learners and out-of-school youth qualify for the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Certificate, a pivotal step for adult learners who do not possess a high school diploma, but require a certified education credential.
All primary classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes meet from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
We are always looking for feedback from the community. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us.
HIgh school equivalency
RCP’s Adult Basic and Secondary Education Program helps students prepare for
the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).
English for speakers Of other Languages
Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program gives students the skills
and confidence to speak English.