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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



HiSET

Pre-Algebra (6 wks.)
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Pre-Algebra (6 wks.)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

In Pre-Algebra, you will brush up on fractions, decimals and percents ratios and proportions.  

If you are new to these topics and need more in-depth learning and support we have individualized options such as Math for Life & Work.

Veteran math instructor Vanessa is sensitive, supportive, respectful and able to assist people with long-term challenges transform their relationship with math.  Vanessa's passion for math is contagious and she finds ways to make math fun and relevant.  This is an in-person class.

Makeup class, if needed, 10/26/22.

Computer Cafe (Daytime Class)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 9 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. 

 

Human Biology with Lab (In-person)
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Human Biology with Lab (In-person)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This 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 class is available both in-person and live online. This is the in-person option.  If you would like to attend online, please register for the online option.  The sessions are happening simultaneously; some students will be in-person and some will attend via ZOOM.  If you sign up for the online version, you are welcome to attend labs in-person.  

No class 12/26/22, 01/02/2022, 1/16/23; makeup date, if needed, 02/27/23.

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.

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

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 15 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.

This class is available both in-person and live online.  If you would like to attend in-person, please register for the in-person option.  The sessions are happening simultaneously; some students will be in-person and some attend via ZOOM.  If you sign up for the online version, you are welcome to attend labs in-person.  

No class 12/26/22, 01/02/23 or 01/16/23.  Makeup class, if needed, 02/27/23.

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.

Computer Cafe (Evening Class)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 9 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.

No class 11/24/22.

Pre-Algebra (15 wks.)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

In Pre-Algebra, you will learn about and explore topics including integers, order of operations, algebraic expressions, one and two-step equations, proportions, percents, probability, geometry, and linear equations.  

Veteran math instructor Vanessa is sensitive, supportive, respectful and able to assist people with long-term challenges transform their relationship with math.  Vanessa's passion for math is contagious and she finds ways to make math fun and relevant. This is an in-person class.

No class 11/23/22 or 12/28/22.  Makeup class, if needed, 03/01/23. 

Chemistry with Lab (Winter 2023)
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Chemistry with Lab (Winter 2023)

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.

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!

No class 02/21/23 or 04/18/23.  Makeup class, if needed, 06/06/23.

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. 





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