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High School Equivalency
with Cari Quater, Marshwood Adult & Community Education
In World Geography, students will learn how to read maps, and learn about the different uses of maps. They will take a tour around the world to discover the diverse regions of our planet. In Economics, students will learn the basic concepts associated with micro and macro economics, as well as learn about how economics is used in their everyday lives.
Student Support Center
with Allison Burns, Lawrence Adult Education
If daytime classes don’t fit your schedule, this evening lab is available to study with the instructor on your HiSET, diploma, or college transitions program. You may work on your Odysseyware or HiSET Academy program, get one-on-one academic support, or use the computer lab.
Odysseyware is a computerized learning program that offers you the opportunity to earn credits toward your high school diploma, prep for the HiSET exam, or brush up for the ACCUPLACER. Work at your own pace with the assistance of an instructor who is available in the classroom during established times or work from home or any location with the Internet.
HISET Academy is a computerized program designed to target the specific concepts targeted in each of the HISET exam topics, and proven to be very successful in helping our students meet these goals.
English for Life & Work
with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education
This course is designed to help adults improve their reading, writing, proofreading, editing, and revising to prepare for standardized exams. We cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support. We will practice planning, research, prewriting, and organizing our writing. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized. This class is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment.
If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.
Styles of Literature
with Phil Wormuth, RSU 24 Adult Education
Participate in a reading-intensive class that explores sixteen styles (or genres) of writing. Explore a diverse collection of high-interest texts to discover how writers meticulously craft their works in compelling and dramatic ways. What do you like to read? Action and adventure, allegory, article, autobiography, biography, dialogue, drama, diary/memoir, essay, fiction, horror, letter, non-fiction, poetry, science-fiction, and speeches?
Please call us to register for this class: 207-422-4794.
Phenomenal and Intriguing True Stories
with Phil Wormuth, RSU 24 Adult Education
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction! Spark your curiosity by reading a series of high-interest, nonfiction stories and articles designed to enlighten and entertain while increasing your reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Earn diploma credits or prepare for the HiSET with this reading- and writing-intensive course.
Please call our office if you are interested in participating in this class: 422-4794.
High School Biology with Lab
with Debbie Avalon-King, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education
This is a virtual (online) class with the instructor one hour per week. It prepares students for acceptance into a college health career program and also for credit toward the Adult Education High School Diploma. You will learn the basics of cell biology and how that relates to human body systems. You will also gain a basic understanding of the Environmental Biology systems we live in and their potential impacts on our health. Students will also gain research, observation and laboratory skills that will prepare them to transition into college level coursework. Students are required to study at least 4.5 hours per week to earn the credits.
HiSET/Accuplacer Prep Class
If you did not earn your high school diploma, the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is a test you can take to earn the equivalency of the diploma. The five sections are Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies. This course helps students prepare to pass the HiSET exam. Students will be given pre-tests to determine if they need to take the HiSET prep class or if they can start the official testing immediately. This class also offers Accuplacer Preparation as part of our College Transitions Program. If you need to boost your Accuplacer score in order to gain admittance to a college such as SMCC, join this free class today.
Math Lab/Accuplacer Math Lab
with Barry Lewis, South Portland Adult Education
Students who take this class will strengthen their Math skills to put themselves in a position to pass the Math portion of the HiSET and/ or the Accuplacer exam (for SMCC) or to get ready for college level Math. Students work independently as well as in a small group. We are proud to say that our success rate for this class is extremely high. Most students who enter the class with some math deficiencies end up earning their high school credential or improving their Accuplacer scores. This class offers Accuplacer Preparation as part of our College Transitions Program. If you need to boost your Accuplacer score in order to gain admittance to a college such as SMCC, join this class today.