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RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Reading Skills for College - ONLINE


with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 5, 2023 at 9 am

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.

Remote instruction by appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Writing Skills for College - ONLINE


with Mariah Smith

Calendar Sep 5, 2023 at 11 am

This course will cover the grammar and writing skills that are required for success in college level courses. Whether you need to brush-up your skills before attending college, need to improve your ACCUPLACER or CASAS scores, or need to earn a high school credit, you will find this course practical and useful.


Remote instruction by appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

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Number Skills for College - In Person & Online


with January Hapworth

Calendar Sep 6, 2023

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.


Gentle Yoga


with Desiree Kelley

Calendar Sep 12, 2023 at 5 pm

A slow, safe, guided practice using various props to support all students. This class is perfect for anyone new to yoga, individuals with mobility or physical limitations, seniors, or anyone looking for a slower-paced practice. This class will focus on breath work, short meditation, light movement, and relaxation.

For the best experience please bring the following props: yoga mat, blanket, two yoga blocks, yoga strap (or dog leash, belt or tie), and a yoga bolster (or large pillow).

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with Diane Beaudoin

“Qi” means energy and “Gong” means practice. Learn to circulate the energy in specific channels—called meridians—by using movement and breathing techniques. When the energy flows freely, you feel vitality, health, and happiness.

Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects


with Lynn Perry

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Photoshop students from previous sessions will continue this fall in an eight-week independent study format. Students will fine tune their projects using photo enhancement for lighting, color and size; and add artistic elements with filters, text and framing. No class on 10/9/23.

Others who have been using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are welcome to join the group for project support. The aim of this class is not traditional instruction but to create a place for group sharing, support and experimentation.

$20 materials will be collected.

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Fall Indoor Walking

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 5 pm

Are you looking for an opportunity to walk in a dry, safe, well-lit place? The hallways of Skowhegan Area High School are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and are a good place to walk this fall.  


·       You must register with Skowhegan Area Adult Education and sign in and out every time you attend. A roster will be available at the adult education office. 

·       Please respect the facility by changing into a clean and appropriate pair of indoor walking shoes. 

·       Please stay in the areas designated for walking. 

·       Please walk, not run.  

·       Listen for school cancellation announcements – if day school is cancelled, there will be no walking. 

·       No walking on holidays or during school vacations.

·       If you have a medical condition or have not seen a health care provider in the past year, we strongly recommend that you do so before increasing your physical activity. 

·       A person choosing to be involved in this walking program does so at his or her own risk. 



Monday through Thursday 9/18/23 – 12/14/23 

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Life Skills


with Jean Philpot

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 5 pm

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.

Participants will work toward developing customer service, teamwork, and business skills by operating a small café.

 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.

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