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New Career Pathways Adviser [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Linda Davis is our new Career Pathways Adviser and Student Success Course teacher. 

She is excited to work with you in planning your next step, whether it is college or a career.  

Call 873-5754 to make an appointment with Linda.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 31, 2015

Sign up now! [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Now is the time to sign up for your High School Diploma or HiSET(GED) classes! As the Intake Coordinator and Academic Counselor, Alice Openshaw can help you chose the best program and schedule for you!  Call 873-5754 for an appointment.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 31, 2015

Information Night for CCI classes [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]



for all upcoming

CCI classes on

September 23rd

@ 6:00 pm


Since 1993 CCI has been supporting innovative classroom-based programs to college & universities, career & technical schools and Adult Education. Now, in addition to classroom training, CCI has expanded into engaging, interactive programs though HEALTH ED.



Posted by Joan Tremberth  on August 30, 2015

ELL: English Language Learners Open House and Welcome Night on Monday Sept. 14 [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Monday, Sept 14, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Scarborough High, Room A108

For both new and returning students. Please come and meet your instructor, Tim Sturtevant. He is there to answer any program questions for you. ESL students will be able to take a placement test on the first evening of class or at Orientation. Please contact Joan Tremberth at 730-5045, 730-5040 or


Classes are for students who want to improve their English language skills. If you speak a language other than English at home or need to work on your communication for work or daily life, this program can help.

Learn in a relaxed setting where you can improve your English. Classes are small, allowing lessons to be tailored to individual student needs and are offered at no cost to you! Suited for ESL levels 1-5.


Posted by Joan Tremberth  on August 30, 2015

Thank you to our Volunteer Instructors [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Scarborough Adult Learning Center wishes to thank instructors who taught free enrichment workshops as a community service last semester. Your contributions enrich and strengthen our town’s sense of community, offering citizens opportunities for growth on many levels – personal, social, academic and professional – mind, body and soul.

Thank you!

  • Lisa Fernandes, MOFGA, The Resilience Hub, Portland Permaculture
  • Donna Gordon, volunteer, ELL program
  • Jen Hatch, Revision Energy
  • Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon
  • Kate McCarty, UMaine Cooperative Extension
  • Wendy Thompson, Westport Educational Consulting
  • Kelsey White, Cumberland County Soil and Water District

Posted by Joan Tremberth  on August 30, 2015

CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant - Information Night September 2, 6 to 8 p.m. [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Join us at Scarborough High School to learn how you can become a CNA - September 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. For an application or if you have any questions - please call Joan Tremberth at (207) 730-5040. 

CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant

180 Hour State-Approved Course If you have always wanted to get into the medical field then becoming a CNA is a great way to start! You must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. All applicants are also required to take and receive an acceptable score on the CASAS reading test, agree to a background check, provide evidence of required immunizations and show evidence that they can perform the physical work required of the position.

Please call the office for an application or email or and plan to attend the Information Session. You may complete your application then and take the CASAS placement test.These things must be submitted before your interview for placement in the next class. In addition we must have your physical form prior to the start of your clinical rotation at Pine Point Nursing Center. Fee: $500 SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 students per session and fills quickly.

The confirmed schedule is available online at www. maineadulted/scarborough website. Start date is Monday, September 28 and will run for 10 weeks 3 days per week/ Classroom portion is M, T &TH 8:30 am to 3:00 pm,  clinicals being scheduled shortly thereafter.


Posted by Joan Tremberth  on August 30, 2015

St. John Valley Small Business Academy Workshop [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on August 28, 2015

VETTI News Release [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on August 27, 2015

2015 Fall Orientation [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Are you ready to earn your High School Diploma or prepare for HiSET testing? Are you ready to enter college and need help with applications, Accuplacer testing or financial aid? Are you interested in college prep courses such as Algebra, Reading, or Writing? If you said yes to any of these questions, call 377-2265 to register for Academic Orientation. Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 - 8pm at Winthrop Adult Ed.

Meet the staff and other students, learn about our programs, take assessments to determine what your educational needs are, and then we will work together to meet those needs. By the end of orientation you will know what the next steps will be toward achieving your educational goals.



Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on August 27, 2015 | Read more in: News

Policies and Procedures [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]


Office Location:

Our adult education office and learning center is located at the Mt. Desert Island High School in the portable building just beyond the high school's Main Entrance. Look for door #15. Parking is available in the back lot.

How to Register for Classes:

1. Online on our website.

2. Mail-in Registration to MDI Adult Ed 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609

3. Walk-in Registration at Adult Education Office

4. Call-in with payment at 288-4703

Registration Confirmation

If you register for a class online, you will be sent an email to the address you use when registering. (Check spam folder!) We do not confirm mail-in registrations, although you may call to check on the status of your registration.

Registration Deadline

Courses may be cancled due to insufficient enrollment up to two working days prior to the start date. Be sure to register early. Some classes fill very quickly.  We reserve the right to change the start date.


Students canceling their participation in a class seven (7) days or less before the start of the first class will not receive a refund. Students cancelling at least one week prior to the first class will receive a refund (minus a $5 processing fee). If a course is canceled by MDI Adult Ed, students will automatically receive a 100% refund. If a student is dissatisfied with a course after it begins and wishes a refund, please submit a letter of explanation to Anne Patterson, Director. We strive for 100% satisfaction and depend on your feedback.

Holidays and Vacations

We follow the school schedule unless otherwise noted.

Weather/Emergency Related Cancelations

When MDI High School is closed, daytime and eveningMDI Adult Education classes held at the high school will be canceled. Period. Even if the sun is shining and the roads are cleared by 4pm, classes will NOT be held if the high school was closed. We do still hold classes on Early Release or Teacher Workshop Days unless otherwise noted.

In case of a storm/emergency, please check our website and Facebook
page current information. (This assumes we and you have internet connection.) We will also have notices on WLBZ, WABI, and WNSX when possible. If the weather deteriorates during the day, a decision for the evening classes will be made by 3pm. Students taking classes off-site will be notified in the event of a cancelation. Instructors will schedule make-up sessions as needed.

Course, lab, materials, and book fees are listed in each description and must be paid with registration.

Age Policy

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, all courses are open to individuals 17 years and older who are not enrolled in day school. In some cases, special permission can be granted in writing by the Director.

Gift Certificates are available for purchase at the MDI Adult Education Office.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on August 24, 2015