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RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education



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Alice Haiss Scholarship Fund

$5
Calendar Aug 31, 2020

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.

Algebra Skills for College -- ONLINE

$10

with Stephanie McChord

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 13 weeks

Are you preparing to take a college algebra course? Avoid taking developmental algebra at the college level. In this Algebra course, you will develop a basic understanding of how to use algebraic terms and equations in solving problems.

Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

Number Skills for College - Online

$10

with Stephanie McChord

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 13 weeks

Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

This course will prepare students for Algebra I and/or entry-level college math. Whether you need a refresher before registering for your first college math course or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course helpful. There will be a review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and other essential math skills. Word problems and the language of math will be explored.

 

HiSET 101 AM

Free

with Heather Toth

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

This year we are excited to offer one of our HiSET 101 sessions online. Instruction will occur using tools like Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will still come in occasionally for one-on-one testing. COVID-19 cleaning and safety protocols will, of course, be followed.

Get started in the HiSET® Program by attending our orientation for new students. Orientation will provide an overview of the HiSET® process and guide participants through intake, assessment, and pre-testing. Workshops on college and career planning, financial literacy, and technology skills (all essential skills for success at college and in the workplace) will be provided.

Attendance at orientation classes is mandatory.

At the end of orientation, students will be referred to final HiSET® testing or scheduled for additional academic help.

Students must present a valid photo id and social security card at the first class.

Classes begin every 4 weeks --- call 474-7553 to schedule your orientation.

 

Will run

Reading Skills for College

$10

with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 13 weeks

Effective reading comprehension is essential to success at the college level and to advance in one’s career. This course is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and critical analysis. An emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary and improving reading speed. Assignments introduce students to college level textbooks, outlining strategies, and critical researching skills.

Class will continue remotely if in-person instruction is not possible.

Writing Skills for College

$10

with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Class will continue remotely if in-person instruction is not possible.

This course will cover the grammar and writing skills that are required for success in college level courses. If you feel that you simply need a brush-up before attending college or need to improve your secores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course practical and useful.

 

HiSET 101 - PM

Free

with Heather Toth

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Get started in the HiSET® Program by attending our orientation for new students. Orientation will provide an overview of the HiSET® process and guide participants through intake, assessment, and pre-testing. Workshops on college and career planning, financial literacy, and technology skills (all essential skills for success at college and in the workplace) will be provided.

Attendance at orientation classes is mandatory.

At the end of orientation, students will be referred to final HiSET® testing or scheduled for additional academic help.

Students must present a valid photo id and social security card at the first class.

Classes begin every 4 weeks --- call 474-7553 to schedule your orientation.

 

Will run

HiSET 201

Free

with Stephanie McChord

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

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.

Students will have the option of participating remotely or in person instruction. Remote learners will still come to SAHS for occasional testing.

Prerequisite: Must complete HiSET 101 prior to starting this class.

 





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