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Lewiston Adult Education Graduation Set For June 11 [Lewiston Adult Education]


A graduate enters the Lewiston High School gymnasium during Lewiston Adult Education's commencement in June 2018.

Lewiston Adult Education will hold its graduation on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School gymnasium.

Nasra Houssein is scheduled to be the student speaker. The event will also include awards for current students at Lewiston Adult Education.

Students who have successfully completed their HiSET exam between July 2018 and June 2019 can attend graduation. Those who have not received an invitation or have additional questions can contact Lewiston Adult Education at 207-784-2928.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 16, 2019 | Read more in: News

Young Artist Makes Waves in Rockland [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Laura Boutin (Class of ’19 Oceanside High School) typically paints on a smaller scale, but decided that stretching her own large canvas and working on a larger scale would present a more experimental way of painting for her. It paid off when a family visiting the area fell in love with the scale and beauty of her painting that was displayed at Rock City Café this winter. The family recently purchased her work to display at their home in Massachusetts.

Boutin’s painting installed at the patrons residence in Massachusetts.

In 2017, Boutin enrolled in the Arts @Work Studio Art and Mentorship Program, a program offered by RSU13 Adult and Community Education. Since its launch 2 years ago, Program Leader, Alexis Iammarino, has worked closely with Oceanside Faculty to promote this out-of-school studio arts opportunity. Arts @Work has actively partnered with host site Center for Maine Contemporary Art's ArtLab, the Flanagan Community Center, and Rock City Café.

This yearlong program introduces local high school students to professional practice in the arts. Designed specifically for high schoolers, it aims to deepen artistic learning, enhance student portfolios, and introduce the skills and practices of community art, studio arts, and arts administration. Students develop an independent project that is at the core of their studio work and local mentors are matched based on project goals and interests.

Boutin incorporated lots of texture by using a series of palette knives and her hands to manipulate the paint gesturally and expressively to resemble crashing waves. 

“I’ve been so impressed with the scope of the work and commitment that young artists are bringing to their independent work. It’s important to credit Laura with this success––she is a strong example of a student who fully appreciated and leveraged the resources made available through these rich partnerships and this continued mentorship.”

Boutin plans on investing her proceeds from her sale into her continued education. “I’m definitely inspired to keep selling my artwork…knowing that this is something that came from me and my creativity.” she says. Laura is currently at work on an elegant and even larger abstract forest landscape in this series, sure to be another bold mark of her accomplishments.

Arts@Work is an offering of RSU13 Adult & Community Education with support from the ANONIMO Foundation and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and is instructed by Mentor Artist, Alexis Iammarino. For more information

Local young artist, Laura Boutin, with her oil painting created to look like an abstract body of water.


Posted by Callie Saulniers  on May 15, 2019

RSU#3 Adult & Community Education 2019 Graduation Ceremony [RSU #3]

Will be held on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00pm in the MVHS Library. CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!!!!


Posted by Tammie Leach  on May 13, 2019

Upcoming Resume Prep Workshop @ Fryeburg Public Library [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]


Develop and tailor your resume to get the job you desire.

Workshop lead by our own College and Career advisor, Rhonda Jacobson.


Class held @ Fryeburg Public Library

Monday, June 17th @ 2:30 PM.


For more information on this FREE workshop contact The Fryeburg Public Library @ 207-935-2731

The library will also be holding a number of other educational and training opportunity workshops.

Call or go to their Facebook page for more information on other upcoming workshops.



Posted by AE Admin  on May 10, 2019

Lewiston College Transition Program Celebrate Graduation, Get Advice For Future [Lewiston Adult Education]

From left to right, Nasra Houssein, Tim Blanchard, Yussuf Mohamud, College Transition Program Instructor Amy Hatch, Chantal Kalau and Malumba Ndoluvua celebrated the end of their work as students in Lewiston Adult Education's College Transition Program on Thursday.

The five students in the College Transition Program at Lewiston Adult Education celebrated the end of months of classes on Thursday and got lots of advice and encouragement for the next stage of their educations.

The free, 14-week program reviewed reading, writing and math skills in a college-style setting at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The work included an expanded focus on time management as well as finding and applying for scholarships.

College Transition Program Instructor Amy Hatch told the students how proud she was of them at the start of the celebration.

"It shows hard work does pay off," she said. "You made it to the end."

Hatch awarded certificates to the graduates. They were Nasra Houssein,Tim Blanchard, Yussuf Mohamud, Chantal Kalau and Malumba Ndoluvua.

A number of previous College Transition Program students gave advice based on their college experience and talked about future plans, including working to get a master's degree in business administration. While they all had different major and paths in college, they emphasized perseverance and the importance of asking about scholarships.

One piece of advice for scholarships was to save what students had written on applications. Scholarships tend to ask applicants similar questions and holding onto what was they had answered before could save time.

Hatch stressed the importance of applying. Sometimes scholarship money does not get given away because no one has applied, she said.


Amy Poland, professional development coordinator for adult education at the Maine Department of Education, speaks to students on Thursday.

Students received pieces of advice from a former College Transition Program instructor who now works for the Maine Department of Education. Amy Poland, professional development coordinator for adult education, began her remarks post-secondary education by saying, "Don't be afraid to ask for help."

"No one is going to advocate for you. You really have to do it yourself," she said.

Her other advice included:

-- "Anticipate obstacles. Make sure you have a plan B."

-- "If you say, '"I'll try' you already put up a little barrier."

-- "Find the successes as you go."


Posted by Michael Reagan  on May 9, 2019 | Read more in: News

Lawrence Adult Education - Looking for New Fall Courses! [Lawrence Adult Education]

Lawrence Adult Education in Fairfield is looking for new and exciting course offerings for the Fall 2019 semester.

Please complete our COURSE PROPOSAL form if you're interested in sharing your talents, hobbies, and expertise with area residents!

Proposals will be accepted up until June 30, 2019.


Posted by Kathy Cote  on May 9, 2019 | Read more in: News

Beck Paschke, Student of the Month [RSU16 Adult Education ]


Rebekah Paschke from RSU 16 Adult Education was recognized on March 19, 2019 as the Tri-Town Optimist Club Student of the Month. ‘Beck’ is described as a quiet and kind student who is genuinely interested in the success of others, often lending her support and encouragement to classmates. She is inquisitive and thoughtful, always eager to dig deeper and to know more about whatever she is learning. Congratulations Beck!


Posted by Jenny Rose  on May 8, 2019 | Read more in: News

Work towards your HiSET or High School Diploma This Summer [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Our summer session starts July 8th in Naples!!


We will be offering our HiSET and High School Diploma programs this summer.

You can work with our instructors towards completing courses to earn you diploma, or equivalency.

Call our office @ 627-4291


email for more information!


Posted by AE Admin  on May 2, 2019

College Success Class [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Join our College Success class and get off to a great start with your college career!

Class begins: July 10, 2019 - FREE

Runs for 8 weeks. First and last session ( 7/10 and 8/21) are live  at our Naples classroom (behind Lake Region Vocational Center) with instructor Nancy Wilson. All other course requirements can be done at your convenience online, complete with instructor support. 

This 16 hour course fulfills a 1 credit graduation requirement for both Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) and Central Maine Community College (CMCC). Students who successfully complete class will meet the graduation requirements for the Freshman Interest Group (SMCC) or the First Year Seminar (CMCC) and will earn a credit towards degree completion.

 Pre-registration is required.

Please call us: 627-4291 or email for more information.


Posted by AE Admin  on May 2, 2019 | Read more in: College Success

Make Your College Plans a Reality! [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Our College transistions program can help you prepare you for college!

College Success Class:

A blended learning class combining face-to-face classroom sessions with online learning assignments and interaction. This course will focus on the essential skills of a successful college student which will include study skills, time management, decision making strategies, financial literacy, career pathways exploration and academic readiness. This class fuliflls a required college graduation credit at both Central and Southern Maine Community Colleges.

Class runs July 10-August 21. The 10th and 21st are live classes on Wednesdays in Naples


Work with an instructor on skills to prepare you to successfully take your ACCUPLACER palcement tests. This is a great opportunity to work on skills, which will prepare you to successfully take the ACCUPLACER placement tests and enter college level classes. Rolling admission at all locations.

College Transistions advising:

Work with an advisor who will support you through the transistion into college. These services include one-on-one support, college and career guidance, financial planning and skills development.

Interested students should call our office @ 627-4291 or email

It always seems impossible until it's done.- Nelson Mandela


Posted by AE Admin  on May 2, 2019