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Algebra 1 - online


with Trudy Martin, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Please contact our office at 207 422 4794 to begin this class. You may begin this class later than the dates published.

Looking for an Algebra 1 course and credit? Algebra 1 is designed for credit towards high school diploma and for college admission; the class will also help you prepare for college-level math courses. A once-a-week online class meeting and online homework make this an intensive course. Students will work on writing and solving equations, coordinate graphing, factoring, systems of equations. Expect to spend 2-3 hours a week doing coursework. Students must complete an intake and online learning orientation when enrolling.

Technology requirements for the class are a laptop, tablet or desktop (not a phone), camera, microphone and hi-speed Internet.

This class is free to students earning their diploma through RSU 24 Adult Education.

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with Kenlyn Clark, Augusta Adult and Community Education

The complete course on computer usage! Learn computer and internet basics, how to use word processing, spreadsheet, and slideshow presentation software, how to create social media accounts and prepare them to aid your career/job search. Learn keyboard shortcuts, email etiquette, Google hacks, and much more.  

Please contact us at 626-2470 to make an appointment to register for this class.

HiSET Writing


with Brenda Hio-Hamdan, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm
1 additional session

 In this 6-week Zoom course, you’ll learn how to write an essay for the HiSET Writing Test.   The class will focus on organizing your ideas and providing supporting details in an argumentative essay. Grammar, punctuation, and writing mechanics will also be covered.  There will be opportunities for revising and editing with other students. Learn how to write your best essay!

Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher


with Linda Davis, Lawrence Adult Education

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will learn how to make presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. Discover how to use different fonts and using the cut, paste, and copy features to create slide shows. Learn how to import files from MS Word or MS Excel, and the internet to enhance presentations.

Microsoft Publisher is designed to create your own newsletters, calendars, and cards - only to name a few of the many ways to use this program. Please bring a flash drive to class.

Remote learning option: Live on Zoom

Adult Learning Center


with Five Town Adult Ed Staff, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Unsure of where to start? Call us.

The Learning Center is open to all adults in need of academic instruction and guidance. Hours vary by day, and we will try to meet you on your schedule. Our staff provides individualized instruction in the areas of:

  • High School Equivalency
  • HiSET Prep
  • Accuplacer Prep
  • Math and ELA instruction to prepare you for college-level coursework
  • General reading, writing, and math tutoring for anyone pursuing college or career education
  • Workforce credential or certification tutoring and prep
  • College and Career advising

All services through the Learning Center are FREE of charge. If you or anyone you know could use any of these services, please contact us.

Instructional Hours

Due to restrictions, please do not drop in unannounced to the Learning Center. Call us to schedule your first appointment.

High School Completion Services
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with Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

High School Completion Services

Are you ready to earn your high school diploma? Riverside Adult Education provides adult learners with the opportunity to complete their high school diplomas through coursework or by taking the HiSET (high school equivalency exam). Our courses and tutoring services are designed to meet the different needs and learning styles of our students. We do our best to provide school services around your work and family obligations. Our academic services are free to Maine residents! Contact us today and let us help you achieve your academic goals.

All Riverside sites are open and accepting students by appointment.

Site Coordinators:

RSU 22 Beth Soule

RSU 26 Judy Santos

RSU 34 Sue St. Louis

High School Equivalency (HiSet)
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High School Equivalency (HiSet)


with Holly Thayer, Bangor Adult & Community Education

The HiSet™ is a series of five subject tests; Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, and Math. The HiSet has replaced the GED in Maine.

Students are enrolled in HiSet Academy to help them prepare for the exam. Students are expected to attend an in person class at least two hours per week and also complete at least two hours of study online per week. HiSet Academy and the HiSet exam are free for Maine residents. Participants must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in high school.

Please call 207.941.6315 for a registration appointment for either the High School Diploma program or the HiSet.

HiSET Preparation - Online


with Scarborough Adult Learning Center

If you did not earn your high school diploma, taking the HISET (High School Equivalency Test) earns you an equivalent diploma. You MUST be at least 17 years of age and no longer enrolled in high school.

   There are five sections to the computer-based test: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science, and we can help you to prepare and successfully pass all five tests.

 Students are given pre-tests to determine whether or not you are ready to take the actual Official Tests or may need some preparation work.  

HiSET Preparation (Online)

Students will be given access to HiSET Academy, an online learning platform.  Staff is available to coach students who need assistance with Language Arts-Writing or Math. Please call us for more information at 730-5040 or email Director Marianne Doyle at

You must meet for an Intake Session before starting

a diploma program. All Official Tests are administered in Scarborough by appointment only.

Call Director Marianne Doyle at 730-5045. 

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