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with Stephanie McChord
This class is designed to help student master the knowledge and skills neccesary to pass the HiSET exam. Think you’re the only one who doesn’t know how to divide fractions? Do you dread having to write an essay for the high school equivalency test? Do not be discouraged – we can help! Join the class where you will gain new knowledge and skills and have fun at the same time. Online test preparation will be available.
Prerequisite: Must complete HiSET 101 prior to starting this class.
with Jean Philpot
In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies. Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.
Fall/Winter Rambles for Seniors and other Free Spirits
with Sam Horine
Walking is a good exercise; it promotes good conversations with fellow walkers and the opportunity to observe one's surroundings. So, for those with some free time, I'm organizing a couple of “rambles” a month - starting in September and ending in March. Most 'rambles' will be in rural areas with a few in urban settings. All will be within a 40 miles radius of Skowhegan. While most 'rambles' will take place in the afternoon, some will start earlier in the day. At times, we may want to carpool to a starting point. Good walking shoes, warm comfortable clothing, in winter - snowshoes and or ice creepers, and the yen to explore are the only essential elements needed.
First Meeting will be held at SAHS at 4:30pm on October 8, 2019
Every second and fourth of each Month
English as a Second Language (ESL)
with Cornelia Pleasants
This class assists students who are not native English speakers develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Instruction is designed to meet learners’ needs and can include helping participants with such important tasks as exploring how to talk with their child’s teacher, scheduling healthcare appointments, completing grocery shopping, obtaining a driver’s license, finding employment or learning about other valuable community resources. Students can enter the class at any time and there is no charge for instruction. Learners at all levels of English proficiency are welcome. For more information, please call 474-7553.
with Lynn Perry
The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project located at the Renaissance Center (60 Water Street in Skowhegan). Under the supervision of an adult education instructor and other volunteer teachers, local students offer technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district. Individual and small group sessions are available by reservation or walk-in. Examples of possible help sessions include: general computer operation, preparing resumes, completing online job applications, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance is also available for creative software applications including basic iPhoto, & iMovie. Help with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.
with Brian Lewia
Focusing on the safe use of tools and machines, each student will build a project of his/her choosing or bring in a project(s) that needs to be completed or repaired. Students will be responsible for the purchase of materials needed for individual projects. The first class will focus on choosing a project, selecting materials, and developing a construction plan. Instruction on machine use will begin during the second class. Work in the shop will begin during the third session.
Attendance is required for the first two sessions for continued participation in this class.
Firearms & Hunter Safety
with Russell Corson
This course is being taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards
This Classroom Course consists of 12 hours of instruction. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50-question test with a grade of at least 70%.
For students age ten years old and up.
Participants will not be allowed to bring either guns or ammunition into the building
Text book used: Today's Hunter