Skip to main content
The page you are viewing is from Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center and has been specially formatted for printing
Maine Adult Education Association

Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center

Divider line
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
Person
 
 

News & Events

Summer 2014 Brochure

To view our Summer brochure click on the following link  summer_2014.pdf

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on May 7, 2014

New Programs offered

Dental Clinic offered at Crooked River Adult Education

Tooth Protectors Inc. (TPI) is a public health organization who provides affordable onsite preventable dental care.  Our services are provided by a team of Insured, Licensed,     Fingerprinted, Registered Dental Hygienists who travel throughout Maine to help meet the need of preventative dental care.  We are HIPAA compliant, adhere to strict OSHA infection control and sterilization protocol and are fingerprinted through the Dept. of   Education and State Police.

TPI increases access to dental care for Maine families and educates children about the importance of regular preventative dental habits at home and routine dental cleanings.  These habits change lives and will last a lifetime.  Not only will Tooth Protectors improve your oral health, but improve your confidence and self esteem with a healthy smile.

Services will start on Monday, July 14, 2014 for ages 1-100.  Dental Insurances accepted  include MaineCare for ages 1-21 years old, Cigna, United, Anthem and we also offer affordable rates for those who are uninsured.  Accepted methods of payment include credit card (MC/Visa/Discovery/American Express), check, cash, and money orders. 

To schedule an appointment you may either go to the front office at Crooked River Adult Education Center or call 207-627-4291 ext. 23 or call Tooth Protectors Inc. at 207-513-1111. 

For more information call 207-513-1111 or visit www.ToothProtectors.org

Dental services provided:

Oral health patient education                            Temporary filings

Oral Hygiene Assessment                                   Fluoride Treatments

Disclosing (education of plaque level)             Nutrition Counseling

Prophylaxis (cleaning)                                        Smoking Cessation

Partial/Denture Cleaning                                 Sealants to prevent decay

Referrals (if needed) for fillings, extractions and braces

 

University College at Saco,  University of Maine System

University College is fortunate to work closely with many community partners.  Our  partners enrich our community, center and student experiences. Not only do we want to offer students the services they deserve, we strive to make the most efficient use of Maine’s educational resources.  That’s why we work with Maine Adult Education, Maine Dept. of Labor, Maine Community College System, Women Work and Community, and others to leverage educational services in our communities.

Professional guidance is available to assist you with education planning and course selection.   Services are available in person, by telephone or via e-mail. For more information call 282-4111.

University Degree’s and Certificates available online and accessible at Crooked River include:

 

 Associate’s Degrees                                                                  Master’s Degrees

Accounting                                                                                 Adult & Higher Education

Computer Information Systems                                             Computer Engineering

Criminal Justice                                                                        Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling

General Studies                                                                        Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction

Information & Library Studies                                               Electrical Engineering

Information Security                                                                Literacy (Individualized)

 

Bachelor’s Degrees                                                            Undergraduate Certificates

Applied Technical Leadership                                            Child & Youth Care Practitioner

Bachelor of College Studies                                                 Classical Studies

Business & Entrepreneurial Studies                                  Creative Leadership & Global Strategy

Business Mgmt—Healthcare Admin.                                 Criminal Justice

Communication                                                                      Emerg Management/Homeland Security

Computer Information Systems                                          Geographic Information Systems

Dental Hygiene (completed)                                                Gerontology

English                                                                                      Information & Library Studies

History                                                                                     Leadership Studies

Information & Library Studies                                             Paralegal Studies

Justice Studies                                                                        Peace & Reconciliation Studies

Leadership & Organizational Studies                                Public Management

Liberal Studies                                                                       Special Education Certificate

Psychology

                                                                                       Graduate Certificates

Psychology & Community Studies

RN to BSN Program                                                   Applied Res & Evaluation Methods

University Studies                                                       Education Data Specialist

                                                                                        Foods and Nutrition

                                                                                        Information Systems

                                                                                        Special Education

 

 

Posted by Darlene Perry  on May 6, 2014

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 5:          March 17th         -        May 1st                                                                                                                                               

Session 6:          May 5th             -         June 12th

 Graduation June 19,  2014   7:00 pm

 Summer session schedule:  July 7th – August 21st 

 Tuesday through Thursday  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Registration week for Fall semester:  August 26th  -  August 28th

 

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!

Preparation classes are on-going: Tuesday, 4:00 - 6:00 pm and Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

 

Career Discovery

Rhonda Jacobson, Career Pathways Instructor, has joined our team and will be instrumental in assisting students with their career paths. She will also be working with local businesses to establish relationships to ensure work readiness of potential students/employees and matching them with skills that employers are seeking.  Rhonda has a bachelors of science in human development counseling and family studies.  To contact Rhonda  call 627-4291 ext. 30.

 

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                           June 10th   -  June 30th        10:00 am   -   12:00 pm

Class 2:     Tuesdays                           July 8th   - July 29th              2:00  pm  -    4:00 pm 

Class 3:     Tuesdays                           August 5th  - August 26th     6:00  pm   -    8:00 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

University College at Saco, University of Maine System

University College is fortunate to work closely with many community partners.  Our  partners enrich our community, center and student experiences. Not only do we want to offer students the services they deserve, we strive to make the most efficient use of Maine’s educational resources.  That’s why we work with Maine Adult Education, Maine Dept. of Labor, Maine Community College System, Women Work and Community, and others to leverage educational services in our communities.

Professional guidance is available to assist you with education planning and course selection.  Services are available in person, by telephone or via e-mail. For more information call 282-4111.

University Degree’s and Certificates available online and accessible at Crooked River include:

 

               Associate’s Degrees                                               Master’s Degrees

                Accounting                                                              Adult & Higher Education

                Computer Information Systems                            Computer Engineering

                Criminal Justice                                                       Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling

                General Studies                                                       Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction

                Information & Library Studies                                Electrical Engineering

                Information Security                                                Literacy (Individualized)

 

Bachelor’s Degrees                                                               Undergraduate Certificates

Applied Technical Leadership                                              Child & Youth Care Practitioner

Bachelor of College Studies                                                  Classical Studies

Business & Entrepreneurial Studies                                     Creative Leadership & Global Strategy

Business Mgmt—Healthcare Admin.                                    Criminal Justice

Communication                                                                       Emerg Management/Homeland Security

Computer Information Systems                                              Geographic Information Systems

Dental Hygiene (completed)                                                 Gerontology

English                                                                                     Information & Library Studies

History                                                                                     Leadership Studies

Information & Library Studies                                               Paralegal Studies

Justice Studies                                                                      Peace & Reconciliation Studies

Leadership & Organizational Studies                                 Public Management

Liberal Studies                                                                      Special Education Certificate

Psychology

Psychology & Community Studies                                      Graduate Certificates

RN to BSN Program                                                            Applied Res & Evaluation Methods

University Studies                                                                Education Data Specialist

                                                                                               Foods and Nutrition

                                                                                               Information Systems

                                                                                               Special Education

 

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 August 26, 2014 

MATH-140-CN                      College Algebra                   Tuesday                   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.

 Fall 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 July 7, 2014

Fall semester begins September 2 through December 20, 2014

Class location:  Fryeburg Academy  -  745 Main Street, Fryeburg

 

Number                Course Title                      Day               Start                  End                Cost*

 

SOC 101-X1           Intro to Sociology          M                   5:00 PM            7:55 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.

 

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

 
 

© 2014 Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center
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