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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



HiSET

Computer Cafe (Daytime Class)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 30, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

This class is a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction, as well as support, in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!

When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

 

Computer Cafe (Evening Class)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Feb 2, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class is a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction, as well as support, in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!

When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

 

Chemistry with Lab

Free

with Marti Dayton

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This course provides students with an introduction to the major theories and concepts in chemistry.  This science will be explored through lectures, lab activities, projects and research.  Math skills needed to perform necessary calculations will also be reviewed.  By the end of this course, students will have gained a true understanding of the composition of matter, how matter is categorized, how matter interacts, the Atomic Theory throughout history, the signs and causes of chemical reactions, and the properties and structure of matter. 

Furthermore, this course will allow students to improve upon their problem-solving skills and gain a true and deeper understanding of why they are seeing what they are seeing and just how much chemistry is used in everyday life.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs).  This is a live online course.

No class 02/23/23 or 04/20/23.  Makeup class, if needed, 06/08/23.

Please call 664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors to enroll you in the program and schedule necessary assessments to ensure a smooth transition for your path to college!

Human Biology with Lab (Online)
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Human Biology with Lab (Online)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Feb 27, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This online course presents the major human biological principles including biochemistry, cell biology, DNA and genetics, human anatomy and physiology, including directional terms and orientation, and more.  Students will experience the process of science through the conduction of virtual dissections, microscopy and other laboratory experiments and research.  Whenever possible, equipment and supplies will be available for loan for lab sessions. Upon successful completion, students will earn one high school diploma credit. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

No class 04/17/23.

Please call 664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors to enroll you in the program and schedule necessary assessments to ensure a smooth transition for your path to college!

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma

Free

with Emily Nash

The HiSET is designed as a test of the knowledge and skills developed in high school.  It covers material on a range of subjects including English, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science.  There are a total of 5 tests, taken individually. 

Reach out to us for an informal meeting with one of our student advisors to find out what to expect on the HISET, how to interpret questions, options for studying to pass the tests, and essential strategies, including test taking skills.

After meeting with the advisor, when you are ready, perhaps even the same day, you can start taking the practice tests.  Then your advisor will help you make a plan to pass the HiSET test and earn a diploma that will open doors for you.  We also offer career advising to all our HiSET students.  

People often ask how long it will take and it's impossible to predict until we meet with you and you take some assessments. It takes courage for most people to make the connection with us, but our staff is respectful, patient, kind and competent.  They have a lot of experience assisting people in preparing for the HiSET and/or developing a plan that best meets their goals.  

To learn more, stop in to Ellsworth Adult Education's Learning Center in the Mill Mall, give us a call at 207.664.7110, or email us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org.  You can also register here 24/7 and we will reach out to you. 

English Essentials

Free

with Emily Nash

If you want to practice strategies for reading and writing in a safe, friendly environment, this is the course for you. 

Reading and writing are complex.  The teacher will share the skills necessary to understand what you read, and to build your vocabulary and your confidence with writing.  Using articles, books, vocabulary exercises and online computer applications, increase your ability to read, write, remember, and feel confident in the world.   This is an in-person class with ongoing enrollment. 

Register here, email us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org, or call us at 207.664.7110 for an appointment to meet with a student advisor to learn more about this option.

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English for Life & Work

Free

with Emily Nash

This course is designed to help adults improve their reading, writing, proofreading, editing, and revising to prepare for standardized exams.  We cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support.  We will practice planning, research, prewriting, and organizing our writing.  Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized.  This class is an in-person class with ongoing enrollment.   

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Math Essentials

Free

with Vanessa Richards

One of the challenges of math is that many of us don’t use it every day, so it’s hard to remember what we’ve been taught.  This course will cover basic math that we use when we are shopping, doing projects around the house, balancing our checkbooks, or preparing meals.  We will use a hands-on approach to learning match concepts so you can confidently use it in your daily life.  This class is an in-person class with ongoing enrollment. 

If you are intersted in learning more, register here, contact our student advisor by emailing adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or call 207.664.7110.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.





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