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Fall 2018 Catalog now available! [Ellsworth Adult Education]


As summer winds down, it’s time to think about a future full of possibilities.  Whether you want to improve your foundation skills, earn a high school diploma, prepare for a new career, improve your health or explore a new hobby, you’ll find opportunities at Ellsworth Adult Education!  You’ll find a diverse collection of offerings--some tried and true and some new ones -- in our new Fall 2018 Course Catalog.  We hope you’ll browse the catalog to learn more about your community adult education program.  Ellsworth Adult Education offers a lot more than most people think.  

Our Fall 2018 catalog will be delivered to postal patrons in Ellsworth and other 04605 towns, as well as Hancock and most of the Blue Hill peninsula after Labor Day.   If you don't receive a copy of the catalog and would like one mailed to you, just contact us at, or by telephone at 207.664.7110.  You can view the catalog or download a copy by clicking on the cover photo below:


To browse our courses by category or alphabetically, just click on the " Courses " tab at the top of the page.  To register using our secure on-line portal, click on the title of the class and then on the red "register" icon.  To register by mail, print our  registration form  and send it with a check, money order, or debit/credit card information to the address at the bottom of this page.  Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of the class start date.

We are already exploring offerings for the Winter/Spring semester so if you have an idea for a course you’d like to suggest, please contact us at or 207.664.7110.  We are YOUR adult education program.  If you represent an organization, we’re eager to connect with you about how we can work together to provide offerings to benefit the town of Ellsworth and its citizens.  I encourage you to reach out to us!

Annie Sargent, Director


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

Ellsworth Adult Education Official HiSET Testing Schedule [Ellsworth Adult Education]


Fall 2018 Offical HiSET Testing Schedule will be posted as soon as possible.


Testing is available by appointment, with daytime and evening hours


  • Have you registered to take HiSET Tests with the Educational Testing Service ?  Take note of your HISET ID which is set when you log out of your registration the first time.

  • Do you have a US Government Photo  ID (Drivers Licence or Maine State ID)?

  • Have you requested testing more than 24 hours before your test date?  The deadlines are listed below.

  • Questions?   Don’t hesitate to contact the HiSET Examiner or talk to anyone on staff at Ellsworth Adult Education




To request testing contact the HiSET Administrators, Ann Sargent and Marilyn Starling

Phone: 207.664.7110


Text only :  207.613.6460


Note:  Schedule is subject to change.  Please confirm testing sessions.

Revised 09/06/18 Edition


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

Facility Addresses - Find Your Class Location [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Most of our courses are located in the Ellsworth Public School buildings or at our office:

     Ellsworth Adult Education, 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth (Mill Mall) - our office is at the University College Center

     Ellsworth Elementary Middle School (EEMS) - 20 Forrest Avenue, Ellsworth

     Ellsworth High School (EHS) - 24 Lejok Street, Ellsworth (new entrance across from Dunkin' Donuts)

     Hancock County Higher Education Center (HCTC) - 122 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth

We are also holding classes at the following locations:

     Hamel Dojo Martial Arts Studio - 61 Main Street, Ellsworth

     Quiet Strength Yoga Studio - 194 Main Street, Suite 202, Ellsworth

     St. Joseph's Catholic Church - 231 Main Street, Ellsworth

     Seaport Village Healthcare - 19 General Moore Way, Ellsworth

     UMA Ellsworth Center - 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth

     VFW Hall - 419 Main Street, Ellsworth



Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 5, 2018

New Parking Spaces Make Reaching Lewiston High School Easier [Lewiston Adult Education]

Summer road work included the creation of parking spaces closer to Lewiston High School.


Lewiston Adult education students heading to classes at Lewiston High School will find access to the building has become much easier thanks to summer road work.

The dropoff and pickup lanes in front of Lewiston have expanded to include more parking spaces. The removal of a hedge that divided the lanes means that the entrance of the high school is much easier to see from the road.

All Lewiston Adult Education students enter the high school through the main entrance behind the flagpole. Staffers lead students to classrooms in the building.

Anyone in need of additional directions can call the Lewiston High School office at 207-784-2928.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 31, 2018 | Read more in: News

Our New Fall 2018 Courses are Here! [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Browse, register and pay online for Fall 2018 classes by clicking on the "Courses" tab above.

Or enjoy viewing the print version of our catalog here:



Posted by Terri Eddy  on August 30, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events

Get A Look At Lewiston Adult Education's Main Office And The Adult Learning Center [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's main office at Lewiston High School.


Lewiston Adult Education has two offices a short distance from each other but offering different services for students.

The main office, which is located in the lobby of Lewiston High School, handles registrations for enrichment classes, including meditation and hip-hop dance, as well as workforce classes such as welding and CNA. Most courses listed in the Fall 2018 brochure will be held at Lewiston High School.

The main office number is 207-795-4141.

The Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School on Birch Street and offers HiSET classes for students who want to get their high school equivalency, HiSET testing, English language lessons and instruction on taking the U.S. citizenship exam. 

The Adult Learning Center's office number is 207-784-2928.


Lewiston Adult Education's Adult Learning Center is located in the lower level of Longley School. The entrance is next to the blue sign.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on August 30, 2018 | Read more in: News

Fall Orientation Week [Region 9 Adult Education]

Fall Orientation Week starts Tuesday, September 4th!

Orientation Week Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 12pm. 

New students MUST attend 2 days, and returning students must attend one day.

Adult Education classes start Monday, September 10th


Posted by Caroline Mitchell  on August 29, 2018

Directors Message! [MSAD #40 Adult Education ]

Directors’ Message Fall in Love with Learning!

We are excited to start another school year with the mid-coast community! The past year brought growth and learning for both of us and we are eager to apply what we have learned to make this year even better! CLC and RSU 40 Adult & Community Education programs are dedicated to lifelong learning and community outreach. We are pleased to announce we will be partnering with Pam Moody who recently assumed the directorship of the adult education program in Boothbay Harbor and who has 30+ years of experience in the adult education field. Pam’s involvement will allow us to expand our services to the Boothbay area and reach even more academic and enrichment students! Welcome to our team, Pam! We are always looking for fresh ideas, new classes to offer, and ways to increase connections with our local communities. If you or someone you know has a skill/ knowledge they would be willing to share, please contact one of us to discuss the possibility of instructing a class. If there are classes you would like to see offered that we don’t currently have, please let us know what those are. We are continuing to offer the “Early Bird” special to show our appreciation to our customers. The discount is valid through Friday, September 21. Registrations after this date will not be eligible for the early bird special, so please register early! As life-long learners ourselves, we encourage you to “Fall in Love with Learning” by signing up for one or more of our fall course offerings. There is something for everybody and we can’t wait to get started!

 Kayla Sikora, RSU 40 Adult Education Director

Pamela J. Sperry, CLC Adult Education Director

 Pam Moody, Boothbay Region Adult Education Director


Posted by Kayla Sikora  on August 29, 2018

Registration is open for Fall 2018 classes! [RSU/MSAD#44 Adult and Community Education]

September Classes at MSAD 44 Adult Education

Whether you want to complete your High School credential, start college or a new career, or just learn something new, MSAD44 Adult Ed is a great place to begin.

Fall academic classes include HiSET test preparation and college preparation. HiSET is the test you must take in Maine to obtain your high school equivalency diploma. Our Learning Center can help you prepare for this challenging exam. We can also help you prepare for college and guide you through the application process. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning September 4th. Call our office for hours and to sign up.

There are numerous classes offered each month through our Ed2go online learning platform. These are instructor led, online continuing education courses in everything from healthcare, career exploration, writing, business and accounting, and up-to-date technology instruction. Classes start at just $89 and run for about 6 weeks each. For more information, check out:

We have a great line-up of classes this fall including cooking, computers, writing, fiddle, exercise, wellness, Spanish, quilting, and pottery. Keep an eye out for our fall flyer which will be in your mailbox around September 1st. You can also check out our website ( and our Facebook page.

September “one and done” classes include Substitute Teacher Training, Herbs for Immunity, Quilted Trivets, Lunch is the New Dinner, and two pottery classes. We also have several multi-week classes beginning in September also: Better Business Writing, Tai Chi, Spanish, Country Heat LIVE exercise class, and Gym and Swim. Register early in September to ensure a spot in these classes! FMI call 824-2136 ext 1340.


Posted by Lois Ruff  on August 27, 2018