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Maine Adult Education


CASAS Assessments


with Lisa Blanchette, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jul 8, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
6 additional sessions through Aug 26, 2022

Register today for the CASAS Assessment session.  It’s FREE!

Are you interested in any of the following?

  • High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency (HiSET)
  • Maine College and Career Access  
  • ELL (English Language Learner)

Whatever your need, Sanford Community Adult Education is here to help you accomplish your educational goals!  

We start with a FREE Math and Reading Assessment (and short Essay) 

This must be taken BEFORE you register for classes.

The scores from the CASAS are used to guide your placement into courses at the level that is perfect for you.  

All tests are held at Sanford Community Adult Education (Anderson Learning Center) Room 143 at 21 Bradeen Street, Sanford, Maine.

Beginning Level ESOL (Morning)


with Shelley Goad, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Students will practice reading everyday English used in the community, such as newspapers, doctor’s instructions and mail. The class will also give students practice writing basic English sentences and paragraphs through letter writing, short stories and more. This course is for ESOL students who test between 191-200 on CASAS reading test (ESL 3). Rolling admission. This class is in-person only.

Note: A student who misses 3 classes will be withdrawn. May re-enroll in the next session and when able to commit to schedule.  

Instructor: Shelley Goad
Mondays, 7/11 - 8/15, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Fee: Free

Adult Basic Education (ABE)


with Terryl Jensen, RSU16 Adult Education

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 9 am

Learn to read or improve reading, writing and math skills.  Study for license, certification or citizenship exams; learn English as a second language. Free.

Please register here to receive a call from us, or call 345-3217 directly for an appointment. You may also email us at

English Language for All Levels - Summer


with Shawn Cola, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 9 am

English language learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, will work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation. All students must make registration appointment at 207.363.7922 for testing and intake.

These classes are in person at the York Adult Education.



College Skills


with Kristin Maurice, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Increase your readiness for college! This course will include note taking/organization, online posting, writing papers, time management, and financial prep. This is a combination of in-person and online, so students will be participating in about 5 hours of class each week. Prepare for what college feels like and go in the fall knowing you have the skills!



Will run

Landscape Photography


with Steve McGrath, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2022

In this Beginner/Intermediate Landscape Photography Class Steve will show you all the various camera settings you can use when taking Landscape Photography utilizing your Shutter and Aperture settings for the best exposure. Including understanding and using natural light, finding the best composition, understanding the ways different focal length lenses behave and using depth of field and the use of filters. Tripods are also a plus but not mandatory for the class and you can use Smartphone or digital camera for this class.

July 14 Online from 6-8:00pm

July 16 Meet at the Highland Farm Preserve from 9-11:00am 

July 19 Meet Online to view and Critique our Images 6-8:00pm


BHP - Behavioral Health Professional Certification Training


with Woodfords Family Services, York Adult Education

Calendar Aug 26, 2022 at 8:30 am

Looking for in meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful blended training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training. Child and Adult First Aid & CPR certification is required. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. Must be a Maine resident, and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent) to become certified.


College Transitions


with HHACE Instructors, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

"Maine College Transitions (MCT) is a comprehensive academic and advising program leading to enrollment in post-high school education or training that results in a credential of value and high-quality employment. Participants in MCT programming will acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue their learning and employment goals.

MCT is offered through the local Houlton/Hodgdon adult education program and provides high-quality, cost-effective and accessible pathways to success. Adults who are studying to earn high school degrees receive help in transitioning to college, and adults who have high school degrees receive preparatory support for college. Counseling, mentoring and support services are provided to enable these adults to successfully transition to college and earn degrees."   Maine Department of Education


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