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English Speakers of Other Languages [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Do you know someone in the community who is not a native English speaker? Would they like some help to learn how to talk with their child’s teacher, make an appointment with a doctor, or identify some of the things in the grocery store? Learn more here.


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

Enrichment Classes for Life Long Learning [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Looking for a new hobby or to meet new friends with like interests?  Our enrichment classes may be just what you are looking for. 


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

College Transitions Program [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Do you already have a high school credential but are not prepared for college courses?  

Would you benefit from advising, mentoring, and support services that enable adults to successfully transition to college and earn a degree?  

Do you feel that you simply need to brush-up before attending college or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you will find our College Transition Program practical and useful.


 Learn about our College Transitions programs here.      


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on August 28, 2014

Heidi Nolan Wins Outstanding Adult Education Teacher Award [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

Heidi NolanFive Town CSD Adult and Community Education announces teacher Heidi Nolan has won a Maine Adult Education Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in June. 


Heidi has been tutoring at Five Town CSD’s Adult Learning Center for 9 years.  She is the teacher for Literacy tutoring, HiSET (formerly GED) preparation, College Transitions tutoring and advising, and for ESOL tutoring.  Last year she designed and taught the “Math Boot Camp” programs, which she teaches at URock (University College at Rockland) to serve students in need of math help.  In addition, this year Heidi started tutoring and advising people at the homeless shelter in Rockport, which serves the homeless in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. Heidi’s programs are all open enrollment, meaning people can join and attend when they are able to, with the exception of Math Boot Camp.


The Maine Adult Education Association chooses just two outstanding teachers for this award from the many nominees who have all been teaching over five years, plus one teacher who has been teaching less than five years.


Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education is based at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport.  The Adult Learning Center is located at 7 Lions Ln. in Camden, in the Superintendent’s office building near the middle school. For more information or to sign up for any of Heidi’s programs contact the adult ed office at 236-7800, ext. 5., or call Heidi Nolan directly at 236-3358, ext. 319.


Posted by Tim Dresser  on August 26, 2014

GED changing to HiSET Exam [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

Why is the GED changing to the HiSet exam?

For many years, the State of Maine has used the General Educational Development test to administer and issue the state equivalancy diploma, which we widely recognize as the GED.  Last year, when the GED Testing Service announced that the test would be changing in 2014 to computer based testing with projected increases in cost, the state opened up a competitive bidding process for a new test.

Through this process, the state selected ETS (Educational Testing Service) to offer the High School Equivalency Test, or the HiSET exam, beginning in January 2014.  The new test will still allow for a rigorous process to document a person's academic skill level, but it will also ensure responsible spending of taxpayer's dollars.


So what does this mean for someone who has started the GED or needs to earn a diploma?

As of January 2014, Maine will not longer offer the GED test.  We will begin using the HiSET exam to measure high school equivalency.  Current GED progress will transfer to earning your equivalency diploma for one year only!  

Contact us for more information at 207-333-6661.


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on August 25, 2014 | Read more in: News

Beacon Hospice Volunteer Program [Spruce Mountain Adult Education]

Did you know over 50% of folks in our area nursing homes have no friends or family?  We would like to invite you to join us as a hospice volunteer!  Our volunteers help out in numerous ways - direct volunteers visit with patients, participate in facility activities, conduct life reviews with families, walk dogs, mow lawn, etc. and...indirect volunteers - make blankets and or prayer shawls, our Chart a Life posters or bake special goodies, etc... No matter who you are, you've got something to offer to hospice patients.  Typically, the needs are simple - companionship and friendship, emotional support, someone to listen - but the small things you do make an enormous difference in someone's life.  Training starts Thursdays,Sept. 25th, 5:30-8:30 pm through November 6 at the Spruce Mountain Adult Education facility at 25 Cedar St., Livermore Falls.  Please contact Kelly Herlihy, Volunteer Coordinator @ 621-1212 for questions and to register.  Spacing is limited. 

There is a $5.00 building use fee


Posted by Eileen Miazga  on August 25, 2014

RSU24 Adult Ed Open House Scheduled [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU24 Adult Education is headquartered at the Sullivan Town Hall in US Highway 1.  The program offers a wide range of services from basic literacy to college courses and a wide variety of enrichment and workforce courses as well.

The staff is hosting an informal Open House on International Literacy Day, Monday, September 8, 21014, 3:30pm-6pm.  The faculty and staff will be on site to share information, visit with you, and answer any questions you may have about the program for yourself and/or someone you know.  You can register for classes or just chat with the staff.

We hope you will consider joining us!





Posted by Ann Sargent Slayton  on August 22, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

Class Location Changes! [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Family Fitness Center is moving! Classes offered by Family Fitness Center: 

Cardio Kickboxing ~ Pilates/Yoga ~ Qigong ~ Karate Kids ~ Aerobics for Older Adults and Aerobics Classes are moving from Union Street in Winthrop to Main Street, Winthrop to the former Movie Gallery location.


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on August 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Adult Education's Fall '14 Semester is now posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

We have over 100 classes this Fall to help you reach your goals- whether you want to further your education, build a new skill for work, learn a new hobby, get published, or just meet some new people!

We've got dozens of new and returning Art, Jewelry-making, and Craft classes for those looking to get creative with their hands.

We'll also be offering several new Cooking classes, including "Thai Cooking: Vegetarian," "Easy & Delicious Gluten-Free Cooking," and "Cake Decorating."

In addition to our regular Ballroom classes, we've added a few new Dance & Performance classes, including "Improvisation: The Basics" and a no-partner-required "West Coast Swing."

You'll find several different seminars on Personal Finance, including a new workshop on "The A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare."

We have over a dozen Health & Wellness classes to help keep you feeling your best- from the the start of the school year right up through the holidays!

Home & Garden classes will also be offered: Learn to reduce household toxins before you close up your home for the winter in "Sustainable Housekeeping," build some new handy-man (or woman!) skills in "Woodworking," or get your snowblower ready for winter in "Small Engine Repair."

As always, we've included a few Just for Fun classes for folks who want to get out in the community and learn something new!

For those looking to build computer skills for work or for fun, we have over a dozen computer classes, from "Computer Basics for Seniors" to "Business Computing," "Mail Merge" to MS Office skills (Excel, Access, etc.), Facebook to Pinterest, and much more.

Workforce Training Certificate classes will be offered for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs. We'll also be offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class.

You'll also find info on our High School Diploma program, HiSET (formerly GED) prep classes, and English for Speakers of Other Languages at our website,

For adults interested in pursuing a college degree, we'll again be offering classroom and blended/online sessions of our free College Transition Program.

To simply browse all our Fall '14 courses at once, click here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me by email (, or give us a call at 795-4141. We hope to see you in the fall! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!



Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 20, 2014 | Read more in: News

Are you interested in becoming a CNA? [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Our Fall 2014 Certified Nursing Assistant course begins with the orientation on Friday, September 12th. Classes will run for twelve weeks beginning September 18th. If you are looking for a career change or are interested in the Healthcare field, this course may be for you. Please call us at 626-2470 to set up an appointment for the free CASAS reading assessment and to complete the application packet. We will be conducting interviews the first week in September. For more information please go to: or give us a call!


Posted by Helen Emery  on August 20, 2014