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Adult Education Orientation: May 24
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Adult Education Orientation: May 24


with Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar May 24, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome to Adult Education at Region 9! This is a two part Orientation sessions prior to enrollment in our Adult Education programs.  These sessions cover career exploration, growth mindset, computer usage assessment, learning styles, and reading and math assessments that are required by federal and state governments.

Adult High School Diploma F17 TM
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Adult High School Diploma F17 TM

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with Timothy McKim, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 , runs for 16 weeks
Need only a few credits to complete your high school diploma? Through an online learning program you can work at your own pace through step-by-step lessons while working with a teacher on a weekly basis to earn those lingering credits. Special focus and attention will be on your college and career interests. We might even have a survey course you can take to explore a career option! Rolling admissions. Call for an intake appointment anytime.

Computer or Tablet with Internet Commit to 10-20 hours of online study per week Commit to 1-2 in-person meetings weekly with an instructor for workshops and progress checks

Advanced U.S. History I:  1492-1880
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Advanced U.S. History I: 1492-1880


with Isaac Curtis, Lawrence Adult Education

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Registration for this high school diploma course for high school completion credit must be done in person. To register for diploma classes, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or


This course is for returning students who have already completed Intro to U.S. History. Offered at the same time as the introductory class, both advanced and introductory students will work together. Advanced students will take a leading role in the classroom and will learn to become historians themselves by choosing to give short presentations to the class, read new and more challenging books, or learn how to write history.



with Benjamin Curtis, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2017 at 9 am

Algebra I is intended for students who need an Algebra credit for a diploma or college requirement.  Students enrolled in our Adult Diploma program can take it for free.  It can also be taken as a non-credit course for those who need to brush up on their Algebra skills for college.  Topics include interpreting and writing expressions, polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, exponents, equations, inequalities, coordinate plane, and quadratic equations.  This is a blended course, including traditional class room instructins, online course work, and independent work.  Pre-requisite Assessments:  CASAS, pre-algebra, basic computer skills (call to schedule).  Flexible scheduling.

Algebra I & II


with Elizabeth Werker, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar Aug 29, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This high school completion course is available to adults looking to upgrade their skills before entering community college or certificate programs.  Fee for adult learners with a high school credential is $100 (fee may be waived if assessment testing is completed).

American Sign Language Level I (H.S.D.) - Fall 2017
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American Sign Language Level I (H.S.D.) - Fall 2017


with Patti Feda, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Sep 8, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of ASL, including finger spelling, vocabulary, grammar rules and basic conversation skills. In addition, you will learn about various facets of Deaf culture. This course is designed to create beginning signers.


High School Academics Course Fees: Biddeford Adult Education High School Diploma students do not pay a course fee.  Non-res. High School Supplement students ARE responsible for a $25 supplement fee per semester.

Non-High School Diploma Students Fees: $47 Res./$49 Non-res. unless otherwise noted. 


American Sign Language: Part II F17


with Carol Sturtevant, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This class is a continuation of the ASL class offered in the spring of 2017. All material covered in the spring semester will be reviewed and practiced before new material is added. New students are invited to join the class. The course will emphasize the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will also be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. In this way, students will develop beginning conversational skills. Students will be exposed to the following aspects of ASL grammar: basic vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, numbers, syntax, gestural skills, and grammatical non manual signals, in order to provide competence in communication, through receptive and expressive readiness activities, as a component of guided communication. A textbook, a workbook, and various DVDs will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Limit: 10 students.

Basic Math (M/W)


with Judy Perkins, MSAD#1 Adult Education

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 2 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this class students will begin with a review of basic math facts and basic math operations. Students will learn the vocabulary connected with mathematics. Students will be able to apply the four basic mathematic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) over whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers. Percent, measurement, formulas, equations, ratio and proportion will also be covered. Students will learn to read, set up and solve word problems, percentage problems, geometric formulas, read graphs, make graphs and begin elementary algebra. Homework will be assigned.

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