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Augusta Adult and Community Education

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33 Union Street, Suite 2 • Augusta, ME 04330
hemery@augustaschools.org • 207-626-2470 • Fax: 207-626-2529
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Kennebec Learning Center - Day Program

Kennebec Learning Center
Day Programming for Augusta Adult & Community Education

We offer educational opportunities from college preparation to basic literacy skills.  Our classrooms provide a warm and inviting educational environment with small classes and individual learning levels. Course fees are based on your program enrollment.  Please call and speak with Judith or Melinda at 626-2470 to schedule an appointment for a CASAS assessment and to meet with our counselor to complete your registration process.

 

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS

Reading and Number Skills for College classes provides the academic skills to enter a community college.  We also offer the academic entrance placement assessment (Accuplacer) once you have completed the CASAS.  To schedule a time call 626-2470.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

If you want to learn or improve your keyboarding skills or not sure how to navigate your computer, we offer Keyboarding, Computer Basics, and Introduction to Computers classes.

We are excited to offer two new classes.  They are Introduction to Video Production and Multi Media Technology and Society this semester.

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION

Adults who want to earn their high school diploma have an option to enroll in day classes.  Upon completion of the CASAS assessment, we will schedule a time for you to meet with our counselor to discuss your goals, learning styles, and develop a plan for your high school completion.

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

If English is not your first language or you want to improve your current speaking skills and knowledge, we offer classes from non-speaking to advance.  The ESOL software program Rosetta Stone is also available to individuals.

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

Many adults have not developed their basic reading, writing, and math skills.  Our program offers the opportunity to learn in a small, comfortable, and encouraging classroom setting.

 

 

WE BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL ENDEAVOR, TEAM COOPERATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING! 

 

 

                                                                                    ACADEMIC CLASSES 

                                       ALL CLASSES LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

 

POST SECONDARY COURSES

NUMBER SKILLS FOR COLLEGE
BUZBY, ROBERT
This course will help adult learners prepare for placement testing and success in college level math courses. Course content covers basic arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, integers, and simple geometry.
WED/September 5, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee: $50 + Text

READING FOR COLLEGE
FOSTER, JANICE
This course is a preparatory class for college-bound students who would like to increase his or her comprehension, vocabulary, and implement good reading practices. Techniques in reading will be modeled and practiced through STAR reading method, educational technology, and other tools as needed to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. A student must register through our counselor to attend this course.

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

ALGEBRA I OR II
BUZBY, ROBERT
This course is designed for students needing an Algebra I or II high school diploma credit. Students will have the opportunity to acquire either the Algebra I or II credit through a combination of textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.
THU/September 6, 2012, 11:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

BASIC HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH
FOSTER, JANICE
Students in this class will increase his or her skills in reading, writing, and grammar by completing a variety of exercises. Through these exercises students will demonstrate his or her ability to research data, organize information, and make a presentation through a well developed portfolio. Instruction will be delivered in a traditional instructional classroom setting engaging and improving student participation through discussion with peers, instructor, and interactive educational technology tools.
WED/September 5, 2012, 11:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

EXPRESSIVE WRITING
FOSTER, JANICE
Are you a writer? Do you believe in self-expression? Need a break from the formal style of writing? Then this class is designed for YOU. Students will examine, experiment, and introduce creative ideas through various venues such as: anecdotes, monologues, cartoons, short stories, and films. Constructing pieces of writing with characters, events, or experiences will be presented through a portfolio designed with the use of innovative technology tools and lively discussions.
THU/September 6, 2012, 11:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

PERSONAL HELP WITH LANGUAGE ARTS
FOSTER, JANICE
This course is designed to gain a basic understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and paragraph construction. Students will work independently in project based learning, engage with instructor and peers, and participate in the use of technology to improve skills.
TUE/September 4, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

PLATO LAB
CORMIER, ANDRE
The PLATO lab will be available with an instructor to assist students whose focus is on GED Prep, Adult Diploma, Algebra I, Geometry, College Transition or Adult Transition studies. Fees will be determined by program.
MON/September 10, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fees to be determined by program

REFRESHER MATH
BUZBY, ROBERT
This course is tailored for those who have not worked with fractions, decimals or percents in a while or need to brush up on their pre-algebra and/or algebra skills. The class is taught using a combination of a textbook, online academic software and individualized instruction.
TUE/September 4, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, $50.00 lab fee plus text and supplies (for students who are not taking the class for high school credit)
THU/September 6, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, $50.00 lab fee plus text and supplies (for students who are not taking the class for high school credit)

SELF-DIRECTED STUDY
FULLER, ALTON
This class is a tutorial, interactive computer-assisted, self-paced course designed for high school diploma students needing a highly individualized program. Students are expected to work at home and in class. Please bring pen, pencil and notebook.
WED/September 5, 2012, 11:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

STAR READING
FOSTER, JANICE
A student is placed in a specific reading group according to assessment scores. The teacher then provides the scaffolding and modeling to introduce skills to improve comprehension. These skills give the student the ability to identify, assess, and apply strategies to increase reading levels.
MON/September 10, 2012, 11:30-2:30, 12 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma students only + Text

 

LITERACY

 

ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

Come join one of Jan Foster’s ESOL classes to increase language proficiency in any of the following areas:  everyday conversation, pronunciation, grammar, or writing.  The informal classroom setting creates a relaxed environment for learning and socialization.  Call Jan at 626-2470 to register.

WED/September 5, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
WED/September 5, 2012, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
MON/September 10, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free  

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
WINCHELL, WYNNE
Many adults have not developed their basic reading and math skills. These classes offer the opportunity to learn in a small, comfortable, and encouraging classroom setting.
TUE/September 4, 2012, 8:00-9:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
TUE/September 4, 2012, 9:30-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
WED/September 5, 2012, 5:45-8:45, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
THU/September 6, 2012, 9:30-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free
THU/September 6, 2012, 8:00-9:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free

 

 

The MARTI Project

The Augusta Adult and Community Education program is your Community Connection for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development.  This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and ConnectME Authority.  Learn more at www.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES 

COMPUTER BASICS
CORMIER, ANDRE
No matter what your age, if you are not quite sure how to navigate or get the most from your computer then this is the class for you. You will become familiar with basics of using a computer. The concept of windows will be introduced as well as e-mailing (with attachments) and safe internet searches.
TUE/September 4, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 6 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + text
TUE/October 16, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 6 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + text

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
CORMIER, ANDRE
You will be introduced to the basic computer terminology, a computer operating system, and application software. This course will enable you to work independently on a personal computer with beginning skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Typing skill is an advantage but not a requirement for this course. This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program. THU/September 6, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 10 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $55 (Residents); $60 (Non-Residents) + Text

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE
CORMIER, ANDRE
This course will cover the components of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) at an introductory level. It is designed for those with no to little experience who are looking to gain an intermediate level of competency with the software and develop the skills to create reports, documents, and presentations.
WED/September 5, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 12 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: $90 (Residents); $95 (Non-Residents) + Text

THU/September 6, 2012, 8:00-11:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee: $50 + Text

 

There are several ways to register for one of our computer classes for enrichment.  A registration form can be obtained from either our brochure or website link (see below).  Mail your completed form along with your payment to Augusta Adult Education, 33 Union Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330.  We accept checks, money orders (payable to Augusta Adult Education), and credit/debit cards.  You may also register by phone if using a debit/credit card.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

 Registration Form

 

 We are located at 33 Union Street, Suite 2 in Augusta.  It is adjacent to Capitol Park in the same building as the Police Department and Housing Authority.  The classes are located on the first floor and are barrier free.  Parking is available in the lot to the left of the building.

 
 
 

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33 Union Street, Suite 2 • Augusta, ME 04330
hemery@augustaschools.org • 207-626-2470 • Fax: 207-626-2529