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Augusta Adult & Community Education

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Kennebec Learning Center

SUMMER PROGRAM

We offer educational opportunities from college preparation to literacy skills.  Our classrooms provide a warm and inviting learning environment with small classes and individual learning levels.  Course fees are based on your program enrollment.  Please call 626-2470 to schedule an appointment with our counselor for classroom placement and registration.

COLLEGE TRANSITIONS
Reading, Writing and Number Skills for College classes provide the academic skills to enter a community college.  We also offer the academic entrance placement assessment (Accuplacer). 

REFRESHER MATH
Our flexible and multi-level math classes offer individuals the opportunity to brush up on their current skills in the areas from basic computation through Pre-Calculus. The instruction includes textbook and on-line academic software.

COMPUTER CLASSES
You can learn, improve, or maintain your skills in one of our computer classes. We offer Basic Computers, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Introduction to Computers for College or the Workplace, and Microsoft Excel 2010..

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION
Adults who want to earn their high school diploma have an option to enroll in day classes.  The first step is to make an appointment for the Reading and Math Casas Assessment and then schedule a time to meet with Karen Drinkuth our counselor.  She will 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.

NEW! JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE CLUB with Elizabeth Nitzel
The JSA Club is a weekly group for youth and adult job seekers.  The purpose of the club is to network with fellow job seekers and employers.  Learn how to show case and upgrade your skills.  Perfect your search with effective strategies. Polish your interview skills and attire for a win-win outcome.  Learn to write and rewrite applications, cover letters and resumes that work.   Please bring water and a snack. 
TUE/June 18, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30, 8 weeks, COST: FREE

We believe in individual endeavor, team cooperation, and lifelong learning!

Summer Vacation Week of July 1, 2013

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/June 19, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text
        
READING FOR COLLEGE
FOSTER, JANICE
This course is for students who are preparing for college and would like to increase their comprehension, vocabulary, ability to recognize the main idea, understand comparison and contrast, and cause and effect.  Techniques in reading will be taught in order to be able to read smarter – not harder.  The class is taught using the STAR reading strategies to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. 
THU/June 20, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE
FOSTER, JANICE
This course will help adult learners prepare for the placement testing and success with college-level English composition courses.  Course content includes conventions of standard English usage with their applications in writing sentences, paragraphs, and simple essays.  Writing exercises will introduce students to the rigors and requirements of college writing.
TUE/June 18, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 + text

REFRESHER CLASSES:

MATH
BUZBY, ROBERT
If you have not used fractions, decimals or percents in a while or looking to brush up on your pre-algebra and/or algebra skills this class is taught with a combination of a textbook, on-line academic software and individualized instruction.
TUE/June 18, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 Weeks, Fee:  $25 + Text
THU/June 20, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 Weeks, Fee:  $25 + Text

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION:

NEW! ODYSSEY ACADEMIC LAB
CORMIER, ANDRE
“Correlated with state standards and based on proven educational research, ODYSSEYWARE courses for students in grades 3-12 raise the bar for Internet-based learning solutions. The curriculum includes courses in the core subject areas of history and geography, language arts, math, science, foreign language, as well as a variety of electives. Packed with compelling content, interactivity, and dynamic audio and video elements, ODYSSEYWARE engages students, empowers teachers, and inspires academic achievement. “
TUE,WED, or THU/June 18, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab

ENGLISH

CREATIVE WRITING
FOSTER, JANICE
Students will compose his or her writing through fun exercises and activities to develop an understanding of the writing process.  This process will provide the learner with opportunities to develop his or her critical thinking skills while demonstrating his or her ability to create a well-written piece of work at the end of the course. This work will display correct sentence structure, effective use of words, exhibits proper grammar and punctuation by using good editing techniques. 
TUE/ June 18, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

FILM & LITERATURE
FOSTER, JANICE
Learn the foundations of writing through films.  The students are exposed to a variety of types of writing after viewing films.  This class covers poetry, essays (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, expository, and opinion – reaction) and weekly journal writing.   Writing will be done in class and editing will be done for homework.
THU/June 22, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

PERSONAL HELP WITH LANGUAGE ARTS
FOSTER, JANICE
This course is designed to gain a basic understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and the importance of developing good paragraphs.  Students will work independently in project-based learning, interactively with instructor and other students in class, and participate in assigned work.
TUE/June 18, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

SELF-DIRECTED STUDIES
HAYES, WEATALO
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.  Students nee to bring, pen, pencil, and notebook.
TUE & THU/ June 18, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + 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.
WED/June 19, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

HISTORY

U.S. HISTORY
RENCKENS, THOMAS
This class will cover the history of our nation from the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the domestic and international issues that confront our nation today.  This class is taught with a combination of the academic software Odyssey, textbook, and class discussions.
TUE/THU June 18, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

MATH

ALGEBRA I or II
CORMIER, ANDRE
This course is designed for students needing an Algebra I or II high school diploma credit.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire half an Algebra I or II credit through a combination of team teaching, textbooks, on-line academic software, and individualized instruction.
TUE/ June 18, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS
MICHAUD, PHILIPPE
This is a course in financial literacy covering banking and checking, credit, interest rates, and payback; insurance on cars, homes, life, and health; employment and other taxes; and budgeting in general.
WED/June 19, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab +Text

GEOMETRY
CORMIER, ANDRE
This course will cover all the basics of geometry: lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, proportions, areas of polygons, and coordinate geometry.
THU/June 20, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

INTEGRATED MATH
MEADER, GUY
This course deals with the practical applications of math and is for those who may find math a challenging subject.  Using real-life applications, this course will help students to grasp important math concepts, problem solving, critical thinking skills, and gain a fuller, richer understanding of mathematics.
MON/ June 17, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text
WED/June 19, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee:  Lab + Text

SCIENCE

PHYSICS
RENCKENS, THOMAS
In Physics class, we will look at the nature of matter and how it behaves.  We will explore the structure of atoms, Newton’s Laws of Motion, work and simple machines along with the energy spectrum, sound and waves.  We will also examine balanced and unbalanced forces along with gravity and magnetism.  This class has something for everyone, for our curriculum comes from the universe itself!
TUE/THU/June 18, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Diploma students only, Fee: Lab + Text

GED

 TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
A new series of GED tests are scheduled to be released in January 2014.  Anyone who has not completed and passed the GED official test by December 2013 will be required to retake the entire battery.

Augusta Adult and Community Education offers the GED Program year-round for people who want their high school credentials. There are several steps to attaining a GED certificate.  First, you need to call us at 626-2470 and set-up an appointment with our counselor to take the CASAS and GED pretest.  Once you have completed the pretest, our trained staff will review the results with you.  If you have attained the scores exceeding the required average, we will set up a schedule for you to come in, take the GED examination, and work with our transitions to college or work coach.

Should you discover you are not quite ready to take the GED, we have GED preparation classes available.  All of this is at NO COST – except your time.  Testing accommodations are available for individuals with documented disabilities.
 
There are five sections to the GED examination:

• Writing (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions and a written essay with a two-hour time limit)
• Social Studies (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with a 70-munute time limit)
• Science (consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with an 80-minute time limit)
• Reading (consisting of 40 multiple choice questions with a 65-minute time limit)
• Mathematics (consisting of 50 questions; 25 with a calculator we provide; 25 without a calculator.  Each half has a 45-minute time limit)

Please note:  Due to State of Maine requirements, scoring is done off-site and may take two or more weeks for results.

A new series of GED tests are scheduled to be released in January 2014.  Anyone who has not completed and passed the GED official test by December 2013 will be required to retake the entire battery.

GED PREPARATION CLASSES:

GED PREPARATION
RENCKENS, THOMAS
Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for GED testing.  One-on-one instruction will be provided when possible.
WED/June 26, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

GED PREPARATION & PRE-TESTING
REUWER, HENRY
Based on pretest results, students will receive instruction in Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics in preparation for GED testing.  One-on-one instruction is provided when possible.
THU/June 20, 2013, 5:00 – 8:30, 8 weeks, Cost: Free

COMPUTER CLASSES

KEYBOARDING
CORMIER, ANDRE
Learn how to type using Windows XP and Microsoft Word for Windows software.  You will focus on learning the keyboard and basic computer functions and then building speed and accuracy.  Students may develop a resume as part of the class.  Work at your own pace and get the skills needed in today’s computer age.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.
TUE, WED, OR THU/June 18, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $25 (Residents); $30 (Non-Residents)

BASIC COMPUTERS
MICHAUD, PHILIPPE
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 the basics of using a computer.  The concept of windows will be introduced as well as e-mailing (with attachments) and safe internet searches.
TUE/June 18, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $50 + Text

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR COLLEGE OR THE WORKPLACE
MICHAUD, PHILIPPE
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.  Students need to bring a blank disk.  This course may be used toward the Secretarial Certificate Program.
MON & THU/June 17, 2013, 12:30 – 3:30, 8 weeks, Fee: $50 + Text

MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010
CORMIER, ANDRE
The course includes an introduction to electronic spreadsheets and how they are used: the difference between text, numbers, and calculating in Excel; creating and using formulas; right and wrong ways to enter a formula (and why); copying and pasting; drag-and-drop editing; formatting; printing; working with columns and rows; absolute references; and an introduction to charts.  The intermediate portion of this course goes into a more advanced use of spreadsheet skills.  It includes an intermediate level of formulas and functions; charting; using databases; working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using HTML files; range names; labels in formulas; drawing objects and auto-shapes; PivotTables; using forms; importing data; and creating macros.  This course may be used toward the Office Skills Certificate Program.  Students must be experienced computer users with skills in keyboarding, navigating around files and folders, and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
TUE & WED/June 18, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30, 6 weeks, Fee: $65 (Residents); $70 (Non-Residents) + Text

 

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.

ESOL MULTI-LEVEL – WED/June 19, 2013, 8:30 – 11:30, 8 weeks
ESOL MULT-LEVEL – WED/June 19, 2013, 5:30-8:30, 8 weeks

ALL CLASSES ARE LOCATED AT THE KENNEBEC LEARNING CENTER

Schedule

Monday 8:30 – 11:30                                    Monday 12:30 – 3:30
Science 10:45 – 12:15                                 Computers College/Work
 
Tuesday  8:30 – 11:30                                  Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30
Algebra I or II                                                  Creative Writing
Basic Computers                                          Economic Foundations
History                                                             Odyssey Academic Lab
Introduction to Classics                               Physics
PHW Language Arts                                     Self-Directed Studies
 
Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30                             Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30
ESOL Multi-Level                                           GED Pre-Testing
Number Skills for College                           Integrated Math
                                                                          Odyssey Academic Lab
                                                                          Star Reading
 
Thursday 8:30 – 11:30                                Thursday 12:30 – 3:30
Geometry                                                        Computers College/Work
History                                                             Film & Literature
Introduction to Classics                              Odyssey Academic Lab
Reading Skills for College                         Physics
Science 10:45 – 12:15                                Self-Directed Studies

  

Evening Classes (5:30 – 8:30)

ESOL Multi-Level (Wednesday)
GED Preparation & Pre-testing (Thursday)
Integrated Math (Monday)
Job Exploration (Tuesday)
Microsoft Excel 2010 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
Plato Lab Geometry (Wednesday)
Writing Skills for College (Tuesday)

Call 626-2470 to have any questions answered or to make an appointment with our guidance counselor for classroom placement and registration.

Summer Office Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Summer Vacation Week of July 1, 2013

We are located at 33 Union Street 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.