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Maine Adult Education


ELL (English Language Leaners) - Intermediate


with Catherine Stone, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Enroll anytime!

This is an intermediate level. Learn to speak, and read in English. 

In Person:  Mondays & Thursdays, 6-8 pm at Traip Aademy

Virtually: Mondays & Thursdays, 6-8 pm

*call or email to register 207-439-5896,


Creative Writing Workshop (Online) - Session 2


with Elizabeth Potter, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page.

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in Midcoast Maine. A collection of her poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.

CASAS Assessments


with Lisa Merlin, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 23, 2020 at 12 pm
5 additional sessions through Nov 30, 2020

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.

CNA- Certified Nursing Assistant
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CNA- Certified Nursing Assistant


with Lorna Collins, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 at 4 pm

The 180 hour Certified Nursing Assistant Course is designed to prepare the student to be a Nursing Assistant. Call the Adult Ed Office at 778-3460 for application, registration requirements and placement on a waiting list. Details regarding dates, location and fees will be provided to participants as the class list is completed.

Assessments required

Do you have a desire to care for elderly and start working in the healthcare field? Be a Certified Nursing Assistant and enjoy the outstanding benefits that you get in this industry.

 First, you must complete a state-approved education program. Next, you must pass a competency exam. Requirements vary from state to state, so check with our program for details.

 The course will consist of one hundred (180) hours of instruction. Ninety (90) hours will be spent in the classroom, twenty (20) hours skills lab, and seventy (70) hours of clinical experience in a long-term health-care facility.

We are looking to start this course late October, 2020

Unlearning Racism


with Valerie Lawson, Washington County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Instructors: Michael Brown & Valerie Lawson Michael Brown taught Intercultural Communications for 15 years at Mount Ida College in MA.

The concept of race was developed in the 19th century as a way to separate people into groups, highlighting their differences. This concept created a hierarchy where some people were valued more than others and lead to some of the worst abuses in our history: slavery, Jim Crow, and White Supremacy; the genocide of Native Americans; the “Yellow Peril” and anti-Asian laws; and the anti-immigration fear and bias against LatinX and Muslim peoples. In this course, we will explore and confront our history and beliefs to build understanding and begin the process of unlearning racism.

The class starts August 4th and runs every Tuesday until September 8th from 6-7:30PM

Call 207-370-4139 or email to sign up!

New Books, New Readers F20


with Arlene Toulouse, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Oct 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

New Books, New Readers is a facilitated book discussion group for all adults, including those who are new readers or who are not in the habit of reading. The program is designed for adults of all ages, backgrounds, and reading abilities from beginning speakers of English to students completing their education. Participants will read and discuss six to nine books or other texts chosen from the best of children’s literature to open the world of books and ideas to them through conversation. Each participant receives all the books in the series for free. Sponsored by Maine Humanities Council. Dates TBA

Full Course



with Christina Earley, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Nov 1, 2020

Our Civics course is perfect for anyone who would like to study the rights and duties of citizens and the workings of the United States government.  Students study the theoretical, political, and practical aspects of Citizenship, Government, and the History of the United States.  This class will help prepare you for the Citizenship exam.  Online course with office hours available or onsite by appointment.

Basic Math


with Tina Monreal, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Nov 2, 2020

This course covers basic math operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimal, percents, and introduces geometry and algebra concepts.  Online course with lab hours available or onsite by appointment.

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