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Register for Line Dancing Now! [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Join us for some fun and exercise and learn many popular dances. 

Call 657-9612 or click on the link below to register now!

Line Dancing


Posted by Stephanie Haskins  on September 15, 2014 | Read more in: Upcoming Classes

September Newsletter [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on September 15, 2014 | Read more in: News

Personal Support Specialist Course Begins October 2 [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education will be offering a Personal Support Specialist course beginning on October 2.  The course will be taught by Becky Russell.  For more information and/or to register, please visit the Courses portion of the Adult Education website at


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on September 11, 2014

QLP, CLP, LPF, and Pesticide Continuing Education Credit Opportunity [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

A Log Grading Workshop is scheduled at Never's Wood Yard in New Limerick on October 10 from 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.  Registration is required.  Click for more details and registration information.


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on September 11, 2014

Newly formed Ellsworth School Department Launches Adult Education program [Ellsworth Adult Education]

The Ellsworth School Department is launching a new adult education program.     The program is expected to be up and running by October 20, 2014.   "The program is the in start of phase", according to newly hired director, Annie Sargent.   "We are installing phone service and internet, ordering furniture and equipment and materials."   The program is located in the same space as the former RSU 24 Adult Education's Ellsworth Learning Center.  Sargent, formerly Annie Sargent Slayton, was the Adult Education Director for RSU 24 until September 5th.  In her new role she will be Adult Education Director, Student Advisor and Teacher.   She's in the process of hiring another teacher and two administrative staff positions to support the program. 

The program will offer academic services such as Building the Basics (Reading, Writing, Math, Digital Literacy) English Language Literacy,  college preparation and pre-requisites.  Formal classes, learning labs, and volunteer tutoring sessions will be provided.  "We are seeking volunteers to tutor learners at all levels and subjects," urges Sargent.  

Workforce training will also be provided.  These offerings will include Certified Nursing Assistant, Office Skills to start and Health Information Technology, Building, Hospitality and Entrepreneurial pathways will also be explored during this year.  

Enrichment offerings will be in force starting in January, when our customers have more time to explore new interests.     Sargent reports a small selection of offerings will be advertised to start late October.   "If you have an idea for a course or want to teach for us this year send an email to and I'll be in touch," says Annie Sargent Slayton.   



Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 11, 2014 | Read more in: News

ConnectME [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]

We provide students and the general public information on how to use broadband internet services for education, enrichment, to access governmental services and health information.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on September 11, 2014

Tim Dresser Receives The Gerald LeVasseur Award from Maine Adult Education Association [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education announces that director Tim Dresser was presented with the prestigious Gerald LeVasseur Award at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in June 2014. 

 The Gerald LeVasseur Award is given to one outstanding Adult Ed director each year in recognition of his or her outstanding and unusual work in the field of Adult and Community Education.  Dresser began as an adult education director in Rockland where he initiated a successful partnership with Literacy Volunteers to open a learning center there in the 1990’s.  After he became Director in Camden/Rockport, he established the daytime Adult Learning Center in Camden and recently engaged the West Bay Rotarians assistance in the re-opening of the Hospitality House, thereby creating educational, advising and tutoring resources for the homeless of Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties.  In addition to his duties as director, Tim is President for West Bay Rotary for 2014-2015.  He serves on the board of the community agency MCH, Inc., which helps seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals maintain independence with dignity, and he has delivered Meals-on-Wheels in Camden for the past 8 years.  He also supports United Midcoast Charities, Make A Wish of Maine, and Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing.  He has served on the board of the Maine Adult Education Association including as president, and is a relentless advocate for the support of adult education in Maine, both in Augusta and in the local community. 

Five Town CSD’s Adult Education office is located at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport.  Contact them at or 236-7800, ext 5.


Posted by Tim Dresser  on September 10, 2014

Registered Maine Guide - Registration [United Technologies Center]

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Posted by Jody White  on September 9, 2014 | Read more in: News

Dog Obedience Class Starts Monday, September 15th! [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

Have you tried training, but were frustrated with the results?

Do you feel like your dog is walking you?

Would you like your dog to greet your friends and family more politely?

There’s no need to be embarrassed by your dog.....Learn how to teach your dog to be well-behaved and attentive! Create a loving relationship with your dog by learning a few techniques that will help your special pet understand you and listen better.

Dog Obedience Class Starts September 15th, Mondays.

6:30-7:30pm and Class fee is $55

Register ONLINE at


Posted by Kelly Cabral  on September 9, 2014

Auburn School Department Fast Facts [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

Grades Pre K through Adult Education

Eligibility for enrollment in the Pre K program is determined through a lottery held in April prio to the year of enrollment. 

Total Enrollment: 3,664 (October 2012)

Elementery Schools (PreK-6): 2,122

Middle Schools (7-8): 617

High School (9-12): 1,025

60 Adult High School Credentials awarded in 2013


Number of Schools: 8

Elementary Schools: 5

Middle Schools: 1

High Schools: 1

Alternative Schools: 2


Total Employees: 603

Teachers: 307

Other Staff: 272

Principals and other administrators: 24

35.9% of Teachers with MA Degree or Higher


District Highlights

Graduation rate increased from 72.1% in 2009 to 78.21% in 2012

100% increase in participation in Early College from 2011 to 2013

Class of 2013 students were accepted at over 125 colleges and universities

Over 60 seniors were awarded scholarships totaling more than $178,000

Implementation of culinary arts and welding at the Franklin School

Auburn schools offer Gifted & Talented, Title I, Special Education and English Language Learner programs

Staff donated over $9,000 annually to the United Way

Clubs and Athletic Opportunities

Students may choose to participate in a variety of clubs and athletic opportunities, including, but not limited to:

Academic Decathlon, Breakfast Book Club, Debate & Speech Drama, Drama, Kick Off Mentors, Mock Trial, Band, Show Choir, National Honor Society, Youth Court, Football, Field Hockey, Track, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Cherring, Lacrosse, Tennis


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on September 8, 2014 | Read more in: Auburn School Department