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1437 Poland Spring Rd. • MSAD 61 & 72 • Casco, ME 04015
darlene.perry@lakeregionschools.org, carrie.castonguay@lakeregionschools.org • 207-627-4291 Toll Free: 1-888-825-4291 • Fax: 207-627-3113
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Spring 2014 Brochure

To view our Winter - Spring brochure please click on the following link Winter-Spring_2014_.pdf

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on December 20, 2013

Programs and Hours of Operation

Our hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed every Friday.  We offer many different programs.  Below is a list of programs and opportunities that we can offer you. 

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is an adult high school completion program that provides educational opportunities to students 17 years of age and older who have officially withdrawn from high school.  The Learning Center also provides the opportunity for adults to take academic refresher courses to prepare for postsecondary education.  Call today or stop by to schedule an appointment for new student orientation.  Please call 627-4291 Ext. 23 or 24 for more information.

Session 3:          December 2nd      -      January 23rd                                                                                                

Session 4:          January 27th       -       March 13th                                                                                                                                                     

Session 5:          March 17th         -        May 1st                                                                                                                                               

Session 6:          May 5th             -         June 12th

 Graduation June 19,  2014   7:00 pm

 

HiSET Preparation and Testing 

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation and testing.  The purpose of the HiSET is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate.  Candidates will be tested in five core areas: language arts  -  reading, language arts  -  writing, mathematics,        science and social studies.  Please contact us today to schedule testing and/or preparation.  Your future is waiting!

Testing candidates with documented disabilities may apply for testing accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

College Transitions

Do you want to attend college but are unsure of how or where to start?

Our College Transitions program is free to you and will help you: 

 * Take the Accuplacer® and get the support necessary to be academically prepared for college success

 * Understand the college application and financial aid processes

 * Learn how college is structured and how to prepare to be a successful student

 * Explore program major options and why career exploration and research are important

 * Develop a plan of action and goals that will help you measure your progress

 * Receive a college application fee waiver

 Class 1:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 14, 2014, -  February 6, 2014,  10:00 am  -  12:00 pm

Class 2:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 1, 2014 - May 1, 2014  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class 3:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3, 2014 - June 26, 2014   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Individual advising by appointment only.  Registration is required.  Please call 627-4291 ext. 33

Registration is required.  Please call 627-4291 ext. 23 or 24

 

ACCUPLACER® Testing

The Accuplacer® college placement test will help determine if you are ready for college level classes or if you need remediation in either math or English.  The assessment is widely accepted by many colleges and will help us recommend the best place for you to begin your goal of attending a post-secondary school.  There is no fee for enrolled learners.  Please call to schedule an appointment and talk with us about the different programs and classes we have to help you prepare for college. 

 Ed2Go/ Gatlin Education Services

Learn from the comfort of home.  Courses start as low as $99.00.  These courses are Instructor-facilitated on-line courses.  These courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive.  Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners.  All courses run for six weeks with a two week grace period at the end.  Courses are project orientated and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more.  You can complete any course from your home or office any time of the day or night.  Visit our website at www.ed2go.com/cracec  or http://gatlineducation.com/cracec

SMCC

Listed below are SMCC’s spring classes held at Lake Region Vocational Center.  All courses will be held based on enrollment.  To sign up for a SMCC class, you must contact  SMCC at  http://www.smccme.edu or by calling the Admissions office at (207) 741-5800  or toll free at 877-282-2182.   Classes begin the week of January 13, 2014. 

MATH-050-CN       Introduction to Algebra                   Tuesday              6:00  -  8:45 PM

MATH-140-CN       College Algebra                          Wednesday            6:00  -  8:45 PM

 

Check out the dates and times of all classes on the SMCC website http://www.smccme.edu.  

** SMCC's Crooked River math classes meet at Lake Region Vocational Center in Naples (next to the high school).  For additional information you can contact the instructor: joanne.eaton@lakeregionschools.org   

 

CMCC

Convenient and accessible college classes right in Oxford County !    Still the lowest tuition rate in Maine.

 Spring 2014

 To register for a class, call (207) 755-5292 or online at www.cmcc.edu

 If you’re a high school junior or senior, you might be eligible for a tuition-free class!

Open Registration starts December 2, 2013

Spring 2014 semester begins January 21, 2014

Class location:  Fryeburg Academy  -  745 Main Street, Fryeburg

 

Number                Course Title                      Day               Start                  End                Cost*

ENG 101-X2        College Writing                T                 5:30 PM           8:25 PM         $363.60

PSY 101-X1        Intro to Psychology            W                 5:30 PM            8:25 PM         $338.40

Other Oxford County locations:

Western Maine College Center, South Paris

Region 9 School of Applied Technology, Mexico

Telstar High School, Bethel

 

For more information about a class or degree program, contact Michelle Hawley at (207) 743-9322 ext.204;

(888) 677-3377 or email mhawley@cmcc.edu.

Central Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer.

For more information, please call 207-755-5233.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 24, 2012 | Read more in: Events

HiSET Prep & Testing

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation and testing. The purpose of the HiSET is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Candidates will be tested in five core areas: language arts - reading, language arts - writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Please contact us today to schedule testing and/or preparation. Your future is waiting!

Preparation classes are on going on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Testing candidates with documented disabilities may apply for testing accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 23, 2012

General Information

 

Registration & Fees:

Course fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Your place in class is held only with full pay-ment. Late registrations are accepted where space is available.

How to Register:

ONLINE:

www.crookedriver.maineadulted.org

MAIL:

Use the registration form on page 2 to mail in your registration. Include a personal check or money order payable to MSAD 61 Adult Ed. Our mailing address is Crooked River Adult and Community Education, 1437 Poland Spring Rd., Casco, ME 04015.

COME IN:

Register in person at our office. See hours of operation for summer hours.

PHONE:

We will accept registrations by telephone, but we must receive payment at least 1 week prior to the class start date or we will not hold your seat.

Confirmation:

Because of the volume of students, we are NOT able to contact each person to confirm enrollment. If you do not hear from us, you can assume that you are

registered for your class.

Refund Policy:

100% will be refunded if we cancel a course. 100% minus a $5.00 processing fee will be refunded if a student withdraws before the first session. No refunds are made after a class has started. Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the Director.

Inclement Weather:

Call M.S.A.D. #61 or M.S.A.D. #72 Superintendent’s office at 647-3048 or 935-2600 to find out if classes have been canceled for The Learning Center, SMCC, CMCC or Community Education due to inclement weather. Also, if regular school has been canceled due to inclement weather, our school and office will be closed as well. If there is an early dismissal, it will be posted on channels 6, 8 and 13.

Facilities Policy:

It is the policy of Crooked River Adult and Commu-nity Education Center that there be NO SMOKING in our buildings and/or on the property. This includes smoking in personal vehicles parked on school property.

We have a parking lot available for the people using our building.

Please do not park in front of the building.

Report ALL injuries, staff or student, to the main office.

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on July 25, 2012

M.A.R.T.I.

     

 

The Crooked River 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. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization.

Look for this symbol in our catalog:

 

It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority. Learn more at www.maine.gov/connectme and check the speed on your internet connection.

 

The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 8, 2011

MSAD 61 & 72 Info Video (CRACEC)

Check out our new informational video that will let you see what we have to offer here at MSAD 61 & 72 Regional Adult Education at the Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center.  The link to this video is: 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 7, 2011

Services provided to the communities of MSAD 61 & 72

Cumberland County  -  M.S.A.D. #61

    Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center,                   

1437 Poland Spring Rd., Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-4291

               

 

Maine Families

Providing you with a professional parent partner who will help you make smart decisions and positive choices for your family.  Call the Opportunity Alliance at 877-770-8883.

the Opportunity Alliance

Early Head Start is a free in-home family-visiting program for expectant parents and families with children from birth through three years of age.  Call the Opportunity Alliance at 800-698-4959 or 207-553-5810.                                      

Head Start  is a center-based child development program focusing on educational, social, health and nutritional needs of children 3 to 5 years of age.  Call the Opportunity Alliance at 800-698-4959 or 207-553-5810.

WIC  This Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children comes to Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center  the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of each month.  This program serves pregnant, breast-feeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5.  Generous income guidelines allow   thousands of families to qualify even with employment income.  Call 1-800-698-4959 for an appointment.

Fuel Assistance  LiHEAP provides a one time supplemental benefit to your heating vendor, oil, K-1, LP gas, natural gas, wood or electric.  Income guidelines are used.  For more information please call 553-5900 or visit www.opportunityalliance.org.  Below are the dates that the Housing and Energy Services will be at Crooked River Adult Ed for fuel assistance.

December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

January 6, 7, 8, 9 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

February 10, 11, 12, 13 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

March 3, 5, 11, 12, 31 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

April 2, 9, 10, 23 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

 

Oxford County  -  M.S.A.D. #72

Community Concepts

17 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281 (207) 743-7716   

 

Maine Families is a free support program for new parents.  Give your child the best possible start in life by becoming your child’s first and most important teacher.  Call Melissa Wakefield at 800-866-5588.

Early Head Start is a free home visiting program for expectant parents and families with children from birth through three years of age.  Call Fryeburg Head Start at 207-935-3911 Ext. 208.

Head Start is a center-based child development program focusing on educational, social, health and nutritional needs of children 3 to 5 years of age.  Call Fryeburg Head Start Center at 207-935-3911 Ext. 202.

WIC - This Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children serves pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.  Generous income guidelines allow thousands of families to qualify even with employment income.  Call 877-512-8856 for an appointment.

 

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 3, 2011

Western Maine Family Literacy

Western Maine Family Literacy

When families read and learn together, everyone grows!

This program is for parents and adult caregivers who wish to pursue their own education, career, or parenting goals while supporting their young child’s literacy development and reading together at home.

In our program, you can:

  • HiSET preparation and testing
  • Get ready for college 
  • Find a good job

For more information:

This program is provided by MSAD#61 & MSAD#72 Regional Adult & Community Education and our community partners with generous support from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 1, 2011

S.M.C.C. Health Information Technology Program

Southern Maine Community College, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, is offering classes to train workers to aid medical institutions in the installation, implementation and management of Electronic Health Record systems. This training will provide students with the skills they need to analyze, implement, manage and support Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.  If you have visited a health professional recently you might have noticed that your medical records are starting to be stored in a computer database instead of a filing cabinet.  In the near future, as a result of an initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), all medical records in the United States will need to be stored and shared electronically. Each of the two main tracks is taught fully online over a 6 month period by professional instructors in their field. Each track teaches 11 classes that run for 2-6 weeks consecutively.

The Engineering Track:
Prepares professional IT workers to install, maintain and support EHR systems.

The Analyst/Consulting Track:
Prepares professional medical workers to reorganize workflow to take full advantage of the features of health IT systems.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE  to those who qualify!   For detailed course descriptions visit  www.smccme.edu/HIT

Call 207-741-5862 to register

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on August 1, 2011

Employment Prep Services

Employment Preparation Services provided at Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center

Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center is a service provider for the delivery of the following targeted services basic to workforce preparation for dislocated workers, unemployed adults, underemployed adults and other WIA eligible persons:

 

*            Basic Literacy Skills Development

*            HiSET Preparation and Testing

*            Computer Skills Training

*            Any other such workforce preparation training as agreed

*            Certified/Credential Courses for high growth jobs*

*            Workforce Solutions site for Goodwill Industries

*as defined by the Maine Department of Labor 

 

If you are qualified for one of these areas or if you need to know if you qualify, please call your local CareerCenter or in Cumberland County Goodwill Industries at  207-370-3900.  Feel free to call us at The Learning Center at 207-627-4291 ext 23 or 24 or  toll free at 1-888-825-4291 for more information.              

 

 

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on September 1, 2010

 
 

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1437 Poland Spring Rd. • MSAD 61 & 72 • Casco, ME 04015
darlene.perry@lakeregionschools.org, carrie.castonguay@lakeregionschools.org • 207-627-4291 Toll Free: 1-888-825-4291 • Fax: 207-627-3113