High School Completion
Algebra I Winter 2017
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 instruction, online course work, and independent work. Prerequisite Assessments: CASAS, pre-algebra, basic computer skills (call to schedule)
Algebra Skills for College
with Stephanie McChord, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Are you preparing to take a college algebra course? Avoid taking developmental algebra at the college level. In this Algebra course, you will develop a basic understanding of how to use algebraic terms and equations in solving problems.
Other fees (paid later)
- Tuition - $50.00
- Other Fee - $5.00
American Short Fiction W17
with Julie Letourneau-Ayers, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This course offers students the possibility to focus on short stories, their elements and their meanings. Students enrolled in the course will have the opportunity to study the short story as an art form and as an expression of the human experience. As we study the short story we will reflect, analyze, discuss and write about our findings. A variety of short projects will be completed in conjunction with each story. Additionally, there will be quizzes and a final writing project.
American Sign Language Level 2 - Spring 2017
with Patricia Feda, Biddeford Adult Education
Students need basic conversation, vocabulary and finger spelling knowledge in ASL. This is a continuation of ASL Level 1. The course is the second in a series of courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. This course continues to develop American Sign Language vocabulary and sentence construction as well as finger spelling. In addition, students will continue to refine their knowledge of the D/deaf community and Deaf education. NO CLASS FEB 20, 24, APRIL 17 & 21
American Sign Language W17
with Carol Sturtevant, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This course will emphasize the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. It is also appropriate for students needing diploma credit or credit recovery. 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, visual-gestural skills, and grammatical non-manual skills, in order to provide competence in communication. Students will practice receptive and expressive appropriate activities, as a component of successful communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language.
American Stories Block I
with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education
Join us for a study of America's journey to the 21st Century. We will explore events and people who made history through activities and projects. Topics will include voting rights, minimum wage & economics, law, democracy in action and more. Students will also be preparing for college and the HiSET exam. High School diploma credit is awarded for this course.
All of our academic courses start with a free and confidential appointment with the student advisor who will discuss the course, the requirements and assist you in making a decision about whether the course is a good fit for you. Please contact our program at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools to set up an appointment.
American Studies - WS17
with Tonya Joler, Lawrence Adult Education
Enhance your reading comprehension and writing skills in this blended history and English class. Study the history of Native Americans through the 1920's.
No class Feb. 20 - Winter Break & Apr 17 - Spring Break.
Are We What We Eat?
with Sue Schofield, Biddeford Adult Education