Windham Raymond Adult Education is your gateway into a world of education, opportunity, and personal growth. In addition to the numerous courses you’ll find in our catalog, we have a number of programs to assist you along your learning path. Select the option below that best meets your goals, and give us a call at 892-1819. We want to help you achieve and succeed!
Business Training/Planning: We help businesses set up customized training programs for employees. Ask for our College and Career Advisor, Jessica Trimmer.
Career Advising: A career adviser is available to assist you with career planning, job skills assessment, and job search resources, or exploring the process of transitioning to college. Ask for our College and Career Advisor, Jessica Trimmer.
College Connections: The road to most well-paying jobs, and the American Dream, now runs directly through college. If you have ever said ‘I want to go to college…someday’ then come talk to us. Ask for our College and Career Advisor, Jessica Trimmer.
English for Speakers of Other Languages: Classes and tutoring are available for speakers of other languages who wish to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instruction meets learner’s needs and includes preparation for the citizenship test upon request. Day and evening instruction is offered. Ask for our ABE Coordinator, Cathy Giuffre-Renaud.
Adult Literacy: In Maine, 13% of the population is at or below the lowest levels of literacy and 36% are at or below medium literacy levels. However, in this 21st century world, high proficiency levels of literacy in both print and digital media is a must. Adult literacy needs range from personal to professional to academic. We utilize the latest research, assessments and strategies to enable students to make gains in their literacy and reach their goals. Call Cathy at 892-1819 to learn more about this program.
HiSET Program (High School Equivalency Diploma): You can earn a HiSET by successfully completing a series of five tests. Day and evening hours are available. There is no cost for this program. Test accommodations are available. Talk with our ABE Coordinator, Cathy Giuffre-Renaud, to schedule an appointment.
High School Diploma: Take classes and earn credits toward your high school diploma. Fall semester classes generally start right after Labor Day in September. Winter semester classes generally start right after the New Year in January. Schedule an appointment with our ABE Coordinator, Cathy Giuffre-Renaud, before classes start.
Adult education programs offer courses in 5 major categories:
Business & Skills Training courses help prepare Maine citizens by providing the modern skills training necessary for new careers, promotions, and other career advancement.
College Transitions courses assist people of all ages wishing to make the transition into college-level courses.
HiSET & High School Completion courses help people complete their high school education.
Literacy courses give people the guidance, support, and training necessary to improve their literacy skills and the literacy skills of their family.
Personal Enrichment courses include lessons in skills such as cooking and musical instruments, and also include a variety of unique and fun experiences including travel and exercise.
In any economy, Adult Education courses are great choices because they are local, affordable, and are designed to fit within your schedule. If you have a suggestion for a Personal Enrichment course, or if you would like to teach one, contact our Enrichment Program Coordinator, Sue Colley.
Scholarships Available: Limited funds for training/courses. Ask for Director, Tom Nash.