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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Our Classes

Adult High School Diploma

Free

with Timothy McKim

Calendar Jan 2, 2019

Need only a few credits to complete your high school diploma? Through an online learning program you can work at your own pace through step-by-step lessons while working with a teacher on a weekly basis to earn those lingering credits. Special focus and attention will be on your college and career interests. We might even have a survey course you can take to explore a career option!

Needed: Computer or Tablet with Internet

Commit to 5-10 hours of online study per week

Commit to 1-2 in-person meetings weekly with an instructor for workshops and progress checks

Algebra 1
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Algebra 1

$29

with Timothy McKim

Calendar Jan 2, 2019

Students passing this class earn one high school credit. The course foundation is delivered via Odysseyware and may be supplemented with pre-alg units via in online learning or taught directly by the teacher as needed.

Computer and Internet and ability to come meet the teacher on a weekly basis.CASAS (assessment) math score of 240+ or willingness to remediate immediately. Rolling admissions; Self-paced.

Dates and Times can be flexible. No fee if the student is enrolled in the HiSET or diploma program. Please register by calling us instead.

Art for Adults

$76

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is an art class where we will explore the various types of art, like painting, sculpture, paper art and drawing just to name a few. We’ll learn about mixing colors, sculpt with clay and other materials and learn about different types of paint like watercolor, acrylics, gouache and egg tempera. We’ll create projects that combine different styles, projects that are 3-D and projects that can be framed. As an artist, I like to put a little humor in some of my works and I like to be serious in others, so some projects might have some whimsy and some projects will have more serious subject matters. This class is designed to give adults a chance to explore the huge variety of art styles out there. Art is more than just pretty pictures. There is a material fee included in the class cost. Picasso once said: “I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.”

There is an $8 materials fee included in the cost of the class.

Basic Literacy
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Basic Literacy

Free

with Timothy McKim

Calendar Jan 2, 2019

This program is for people who need to improve their basic reading skills for everyday life or pre-high school completion. A reading assessment will given to help determine the learner's current level and program. Please contact us for the initial appointment and intake with the program Director, Anne Patterson.

Beginner Jewelry Making Using Metals

$125

with Mary Swift

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to make your own jewelry! This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning the basics of jewelry making. We will start with copper to practice sawing, soldering, filing, and forming the metal. We will then use other metals or combinations of metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, and or nickel silver. Class size is limited to 10. Materials fee of $55 is included in the course fee already.

About the Instructor: Mary Swift as a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14K and Sterling Silver Jewelry and ceramics, both wholesale and retail. Currently Mary is teacher jewelry at MDI High School and Arts/crafts to students with and without special needs.

Full Course

Beginner Jewelry Making with Metals SECTION 2

$125

with Mary Swift

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to make your own jewelry! This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning the basics of jewelry making. We will start with copper to practice sawing, soldering, filing, and forming the metal. We will then use other metals or combinations of metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, and or nickel silver. Class size is limited to 10. Materials fee of $55 is included in the course fee already.

About the Instructor: Mary Swift as a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14K and Sterling Silver Jewelry and ceramics, both wholesale and retail. Currently Mary is teacher jewelry at MDI High School and Arts/crafts to students with and without special needs.

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Budgeting Basics W19

Free

with Sarah Joy Chaples

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

College Transitions: Set Your Course for College English

Free

with Timothy McKim

Calendar Jan 14, 2019

This ongoing class is designed for students who plan to attend college within the next year or so. Focused on individual need, the content will cover the foundational skills needed to succeed in college level reading and writing. Please contact our office to register for this program. Schedule to be determined.

Requirements: High School Credential and Intake with the Director

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