Academic Courses

CAREERS

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING
CORCORAN, REBECCA
This course will prepare students for post secondary education and the workplace. It covers interest inventories, learning styles, and personality preferences, self-evaluations of work abilities and skill toward career pathways. Recognizing and overcoming barriers to college and the workplace will be discussed as well as development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution, and work ethics. College placement testing, college tours, navigating a college campus or career site, interviewing skills and applications for college and work will be covered, along with resumes, and doing on-line applications. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.
MON/September 9, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
WED/October 2, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

ENGLISH

COMPOSITION, LITERATURE, AND FILM
EMERY, MICHAEL
This class is designed to prepare students to develop higher critical thinking skills by studying thematic issues, reflected through literature and film. Students will read and write while they develop knowledge of different types of media. Furthermore, students will learn about the relationships between literature, composition, and film to gain an understanding of the complex interplay between film and literature.
TUE/September 3, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

READING AND WRITING CONNECTIONS
MICHAUD, CAROL
Students will learn the connections between reading and writing through discussion and student work. We will be reading examples of fiction and non-fiction. We will also work on individual writing, word roots, and grammar. The idea is to make students better writers through practice and reading.
TUE/THU, September 3, 2019, 12:30-2:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

READING AND WRITING SHORT STORIES
LOCSIN, SUSAN
This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading interesting short stories, viewing writers speaking about writing, and writing exercises with peer reviews.
THU/September 5, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

HEALTH

EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS 
PARADIS, KATHLEEN
PROVOST, NANCY
Relationships are complicated. This class explores topics ranging from living with substance abuse to healthy sexuality. Through discussion, videos, and activities students are able to learn and grow in a safe environment and improve their relationship skills.
THU/September 5, 2019, 2;30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

PSYCHOLOGY
MICHAUD, CAROL
Psychology is the study of behavior.  In this class we will explore the fascinating human brain and the wide world of human behavior.  Topics covered will include: emotions and motivation, sensations and perceptions, stress, the brain, the personality, altered states of consciousness, abnormal behavior and the learning process.  This class will be helpful in understanding yourself and others.
MON/September 9, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

HISTORY & GOVERNMENT

HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC
EMERY, MICHAEL
This course examines musical, historical, and social aspects of American popular music since the Colonial Period, with a focus on the development of American popular music since 1920. Genres explored will include folk, blues, rhythm and blues, country and western, rock and roll, punk, hard rock, and hip hop. Written assignments, listening and viewing assignments, discussions, and projects are the major components of this course. Upon completion, students are expected to identify key styles, when and how they were significant in the timeline of popular music, and list key cultural and social differences.
WED/September 4, 2019, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15 

INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES
TBA
This course serves as a combined investigation of topics related to US and World History, Current Events, Civics/Government, and Global Insights. Together we will discuss situations, current and historical, and each learner will examine them through the lens of one particular social studies discipline. May be repeated for credit, though a new social studies discipline must be chosen each time.
TUE/September 3, 2019, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

MATH

FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA
EMERY, MICHAEL
This course builds on the concepts learned in Foundations of Math and prepares learners for Number Skills for College. In this course we will investigate operations with fractions and decimals; ratios, proportions, and rate of change; probability and measures of central tendency; exponents and radicals; integers; irrational numbers; order of operations; and more complex geometric concepts.
MON/September 9, 2019, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
EMERY, MICHAEL
This course provides instruction in basic math computation. We will explore the place value system; the meaning of the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and their application to whole numbers; the language of math and how to translate between mathematical language and English; basic geometric concepts; simple probability; measurement; and the meaning of fractions and decimals. This course will lay the foundation for future math courses, in particular Foundations of Algebra.
TUE/September 3, 2019, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

INTEGRATED MATH
TBA
Material in this course will vary depending on the needs of learners. The instructor’s goal is to group learners of similar levels together whenever possible. We will engage in both group learning and individual work, using a combination of textbook-, computer-, and activity-based learning. Topics will vary from whole-number operations to algebraic problem-solving, geometric reasoning, probability, and everything in between.
MON/September 9, 2019, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

INTEGRATED MATH
EMERY, MICHAEL
Material in this course will vary depending on the needs of learners. The instructor’s goal is to group learners of similar levels together whenever possible. We will engage in both group learning and individual work, using a combination of textbook-, computer-, and activity-based learning. Topics will vary from whole-number operations to algebraic problem-solving, geometric reasoning, probability, and everything in between.
TUE/THU, September 3, 2019, 12:30-2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15


SCIENCE

INTEGRATED SCIENCE
FULLER, ALTON
Explore the different aspects and integrations of science using technology and student collaboration. Learners will be able to choose and investigate a scientific focus in Environmental, Earth and Space, or Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering – Energy – the Environment. Students will be able to work individually and participate in group experiments and activities; develop an ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry; deepen their understanding of interrelationships between organisms and the environment, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Engage and explore the world through the lens of science!
TUE/September 3, 2019, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15