Academic Courses

COLLEGE PLANNING:

Marti symbolACADEMIC 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/January 23, 2017 or MON/March 27, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA WED/January 25, 2017 or WED/March 29, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

Marti symbolENGLISH 

CORMIER, ANDRE 
Find your voice and an appreciation for the craft of the written language. Students will build on the sequential development and integration of communication skills in four major areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will also engage in speaking and listening activities that incorporate media and technology. In addition, students will read and comprehend a variety of literature, including poetry, drama, and novels. 
WED/January 25, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

Marti symbolSHORT STORIES 
FOSTER, JANICE 
Short stories are often considered to be the most perfect form of fiction writing, and nearly every author of merit has many great tales to their name.  We will read from some of the most famous authors of short stories.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to write a short story through essays.  This course will focus on using a layered approach to teach students the basics of writing a short story.  There will be an emphasis placed on the following elements of the short story: how to use observation to reveal character, novels, children's literature, characterization development, focused revision, ideas for conflict, ways to develop plot, a character wheel, leads and point of view. 
THU/January 26, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

Marti symbolTECHNICAL ENGLISH 
KELLY, NANCY 
This course is aimed to prepare students for the workplace or college.  Students will engage in reading fiction and nonfiction to analyze, reflect, and respond to evidence within the text.  They will use reasoning skills to integrate information through diverse medias and formats (orally, visually, quantitatively) to evaluate significant details and perspectives of the information.  Students will produce writings that result in progression in grammar, mechanics and clarity using language and the writing process. 
WED/January 25, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

HEALTH

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 
MICHAUD, CAROL 
Children's behavior can be both fascinating and frustrating, especially when you don't understand it.  This class will explore physical, emotional, social and intellectual development from conception through adolescence.  We will see how child development theory applies to everyday life.  Links will be made to parenting, family, community, and the workplace.  You will learn that taking care of children is one of the most important responsibilities you can have. 
TUE/January 24, 2017, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS 
PARADIS, KATHLEEN
PROVOST, NANCY
This course focuses on the relationships between personal choices and individual well-being with an emphasis on teaching healthy ways to listen and communicate with family, peers, and others. Discussion will raise awareness about social issues and increase knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. 
THU/January 26, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15
HISTORY & GOVERNMENT

Marti symbolCIVICS 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
This course introduces the concepts from the Maine Learning Results.  Students will engage in hands-on projects and activities to see the effect of an active citizenry in the local, state, and federal community.  Students will utilize educational tools to supplement their learning experience. 
MON/January 23, 2017, 6:00-9:00, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only + Text

Marti symbolCURRENT EVENTS 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
This course identifies and discusses significant contemporary events and trends, and also enhances understanding of these issues by placing them into proper historic context. News stories are discussed in depth each class and their importance and interrelationships are assessed. The course aims at instilling awareness and a continued interest in developments in the world and also seeks to provide young adult citizens with practice in seeking out information, processing it, and determining its value and meaning. MON/March 27, 2017, 6:00-9:00, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee $15

Marti symbolU. S. HISTORY 
CORMIER, ANDRE 
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/January 24, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only + Text

Marti symbolWORLD HISTORY 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
This course is the study of major events and eras that have shaped today's world, beginning with ancient history and continuing to the 20th Century. Students learn how political, social, and economic systems have evolved. 
WED/January 25, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15
MATH
Marti symbolFINANCIAL SKILLS 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
This course is an introduction to the basic skills (balancing a checkbook, maintaining good credit) you will need to get by in today's modern financial maze. We will discover what you need to know about credit and loans, insurance, taxes, how to pay to college and how to be an informed consumer when making a large purchase. Don't get stuck in debtor's prison! 
THU/January 26, 2017, 8:30-11:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
This class provides instruction in basic math computation. You will review all the basics and development of math skills including fractions, decimals, and percents, ratio and proportion and an introduction to signed numbers. This course will lay the foundation for future math courses. 
WED/January 25, 2017, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15

Marti symbolMULTI-LEVEL MATH 
EMERY, MICHAEL 
Are you mathphobic and struggling to understand the basic skills and concepts of math (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percent)? Do you struggle with interpreting and solving word problems? Or do you just need a little help completing a more advanced high school or college-level math course (Algebra 1 or 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, or even Calculus)? If so, this class may be for you.   This class uses a variety of resources and instructional approaches to address your math needs, regardless of your current knowledge and confidence level. 
MON/January 23, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee to be determined by program TUE/January 24, 2017, 8:30-11:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee to be determined by program TUE/THU, January 24, 2017, 12:30-2:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Fee to be determined by program

Marti symbolSCIENCE 

CORMIER, ANDRE 
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, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical science. Students will be able to work individual and participate in group experiments and activities. Develop an ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. Deepen your understanding of interrelationships between organisms and the environment, recognize patterns in systems, and expand your knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Engage and explore the world through the lens of science! 
MON/January 23, 2017, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Diploma Students Only, Lab Fee: $15