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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund


with RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Aug 16, 2021

Alice Haiss of Skowhegan worked as an adult education teacher for many years as part of the Somerset County Basic Skills Program.  She was a literacy, basic skills, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language teacher at the program's Learning Center.  She also taught GED Preparation, basic and life skills at the Somerset County Jail for years.  During that period, she took part in a federal grant project called the Esteem Machine that combined the teaching of life skills with academic skills.

Haiss also worked for Educational Skills, Inc., where she facilitated Project Resiliency, and intervention program to prevent female juvenile offenders from being incarcerated at a youth correctional center.  The program focused on the development of problem solving, communication, team-building, and self-esteem building.

This scholarship will benefit any adult education learner who are pursuing education or training in high demand, high skill, or high wage occupations.

Awards will be announced yearly at the Adult Education Graduation in June.

Click Here for an Application

Business Presentations (BA 300)


with Jason Parent, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Aug 31, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Communication is a vital function of any business. Managers at all levels must be able to communicate effectively to advance their career and ensure the success of their organization. This course will give students a working knowledge of how to create, brief, and present information across the organizational communications spectrum. Students will learn how to think critically and apply problem solving skills across a variety of historical and contemporary business topics. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, synthesize, and present information in a professional manner to assorted audiences in different venues. The foundational skill set developed in this course is the ability for students to articulate their ideas in a professional manner within a variety of business settings.

This 3 credit Husson University course is available to adults who enroll in SAD 1 Adult Education for only $100. Adult may take up to 2 Husson courses (6 credits) at this cost!

High school Juniors and Seniors may be eligable to take this course at NO COST through Husson's ECAP program. More information can be found here: 




Literacy Donation


with York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2021

Thank you for your interest in supporting York Adult and Community Education's literacy programs through your generous donation.  Please click on the register button to donate, which will then bring you to a page where you choose the amount to donate up to $500.  (For any donation above $500, please call our office at 207-363-7922.)  Thank you!

Fantastic Photo Finishes-Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App


with Boomer TECH, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2021

Fantastic Photo Finishes-Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App

This is a natural follow-up to "Taking Awesome Pictures with your iPhoneiPad," but is a stand-alone course as well. The focus here is on editing images as well as knowing how to organize images and video on iPhones or iPads. Other areas of focus include using the “For You” section (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and search.

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

Class access available until December 31, 2021

BoomerTECH Adventures helps Boomers and Seniors create, connect, and contribute using today’s technology. These courses are fully asynchronous, online courses that students complete on their own time and at your own speed. Each course is a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions on using the class, and the content of the class (videos and articles). The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.


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Behavior Health Professional Certification Training


with Woodfords Family Services, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Sep 13, 2021

Our community is looking for 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. The need in our area is great!

We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavioral Health services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services providers. The training can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

You will complete 12 online modules and 12 hours of live instruction (offered virtually). An online Bloodborne Pathogens training, as well as Child & Adult First Aid & CPR training, will be made available to you, if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training takes about 45 hours to complete. Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2022.

Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course may register. (Individuals must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get certified).

See Blended Learning Curriculum at Woodfords Family Service for more information at

Instructor: Woodfords Family Services
Start Any Time: 9/13 - 12/17, At Your Own Pace
Location: Online
Fee $25

Tech Spot


with Lynn Perry, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Sep 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project that offers technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district.

Examples of possible help sessions include general computer operation, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance with some software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.

FMI or to schedule an appointment with the Tech Spot staff, please call the Adult Education office at 474-7553.

Project partners include RSU 54 Adult & Community Education, Town of Skowhegan, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.

Math Review for Adults & Parents
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Math Review for Adults & Parents


with Sue Brennan, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 8 am, runs for 10 weeks


Don’t worry, no one remembers how to perform long division.  In this informative class we will start at the beginning.  Learn how to understand math, not try to memorize it.  If you don’t think you are “good at math,” there are reasons for that which will be explored.  What are the  “unwritten rules of math” that trip us up from the start?  You are better at math than you think, come let Sue prove it to you!  Sorry, at-home work will be assigned to maximize your learning!  Prerequisite:  HS Diploma.  (Need a diploma?  Call us for options)

Fall session:  Arithmetic and Measurement        

Spring Session:  Algebra     Fee:  $5.00

Introduction to QuickBooks Online


with Brenda Dolloff, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This six-week class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Quickbooks Online. It is not required that students have a subscription to Quickbooks Online. Students will be introduced to the dashboard, navigation bar, settings menu, and global create button. Additionally, students will be shown how to do the following: create a company, set up a few accounts and create a list of products and services, add customers and vendors, create invoices and sales receipts, and enter bills and expenses. Independent practice will be impossible for students who do not have a subscription. However, a part of each hour-long class involves asking students to volunteer to give instructions as to where to go to complete certain tasks to review what they have learned.
No class on 10/11.

Instructor: Brenda Dolloff 
Thursdays, 10/21 - 12/2, 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Location: Zoom/Virtual 
Fee: $69

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