HSE/ESOL Locations

Please see below for course locations and contact information for High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages in Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene Counties. All students must be age 21 or higher. Click here for a printable version of our offerings in Rensselaer and Columbia/Greene Counties.

Contact Information

Rensselaer County Office: (518) 479-6838
Rensselaer County HSE & TABE assessment: Jesse Fosmire (Jessie.Fosmire@questar.org)
Rensselaer County Adult ESOL classes and assessment: John Parker (John.Parker@questar.org)

Columbia County Office: (518) 828-4157 ext. 7252
Greene County Office: (518) 943-9434
Columbia & Greene County HSE classes: Judith Conine (jconine@questar.org)
Columbia & Greene County ESOL classes: Elaine Smith (esmith@questar.org)

Course Locations

Rensselaer County

Location Course Offerings Days/Times
Lansingburgh Library
27 114th Street
Troy, NY 12182
HSE Prep Mon. & Wed. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Troy YWCA
21 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
HSE Prep Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Troy CEO
2328 5th Avenue
Troy. NY 12180
HSE Prep Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
ESOL Mixed Levels Mon. & Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Troy YWCA ESOL Mixed Levels Mon. & Wed. 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Columbia County

Location Course Offerings Days/Times
Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 NY 23
Hudson, NY 12534
HSE & Pre-HSE Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Columbia-Greene Educational Center
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
HSE & Pre-HSE Tues. & Thurs. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th Street
Hudson, NY 12534
HSE & Pre-HSE Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Columbia-Greene Educational Center
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534
ESOL Mixed Level Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Greene County

Location Course Offerings Days/Times
Cairo Public Library
15 Railroad Avenue
Cairo, NY 12413
HSE & Pre-HSE Mon. & Wed. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Catskill Library
1 Franklin Street
Catskill, NY 12414
HSE & Pre-HSE Mon. & Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How to enroll: Students enrolling in a Questar III Adult & Continuing Education program are required to take a three- hour assessment. Students will pay a $35.00 non-refundable testing/registration fee (money order only) at the time of assessment. If an agency or community service is paying the registration fee, then the student must bring a letter from the agency verifying that the agency willingness to do so at the time of assessment. Students can petition to reduce or waive the fee if they cannot afford it.

The fee is good for one year of continuous enrollment. Initial registration and assessment for all programs is done by appointment only. All Students must present a valid government issued picture ID at the assessment. Please call our office numbers listed above to make an appointment. If no answer, please leave message. Please repeat your phone number slowly a couple of times. If you have an email address, feel free to leave that as well.

Questar III recognizes that to make academic progress in our programs that students will only be successful if they attend regularly, therefore all the above Questar III Adult Education classes have a strict 80% attendance policy.  Interested persons should make sure they can commit to this policy before enrolling in the program

Please call one of the above numbers if you have further questions. Thank you!

Contact Information

Chris Foster
518-479-6838
CFoster@questar.org

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