Adult Education

We welcome adults in our communities to participate in a variety of learning opportunities.

Office Location:
Gardiner Area High School

The Adult Education Office is located at Gardiner Area High School in the C-Wing.
We welcome visitors. Office hours are:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 - 2:00 pm

Director: Diann Bailey
Secretaries: Cheri Weston, Brenda Evans & Mary Lou Sullivan

Also visit: http://msad11.maineadult...

A Night of Comedy with Juston McKinney

REGISTER NOW! for A NIGHT OF COMEDY with Juston McKinney. Don't miss this show hosted by Gardiner Adult Ed on November 19 at 7:00 p.m.!

Bring your family and friends!

The New York Times calls him “Destined for Stardom!" Former Maine deputy sheriff Juston McKinney shares hilarious stories about living in and patrolling the woods of Maine. He has multiple Tonight Show appearances, two Comedy Central specials, appearances on Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfield’s, and Carolines on Broadway, as well as performances with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

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MSAD 11 Adult Education graduation was held on June 1.
Equivalency Diplomas were awarded to Corey Bolduc, Jesse Duke, Taylor Farrington, Shilo Griffin, Bruce Hibbard, Milton Libby, Holly Mayo, Mikayla Merrill, and Olivia Perkins.
Scholarships were awarded to: Mary Jane Small Scholarship: Shilo Griffin; Michael J. Carrie Scholarship: Shilo Griffin;
Robinson Trust Scholarship: Taylor Farrington, Jesse Duke;
Gardiner Rotary Club Scholarship: Erica Acord, Tamra Moody

Pictured in photo: left to right: Jesse Duke, Bruce Hibbard, Taylor Farrington, Shilo Griffin, and Mikayla Merrill. Absent are Corey Bolduc, Milton Libby, Holly Mayo, and Olivia Perkins.


On JUNE 11, join this walking tour of Wiscasset,led by historical researcher Sally Lobkowicz of Red Cloak Tours, WHICH begins at the Ancient Burial Ground on Federal Street where headstone symbols and cemetery lore provide insight into some of the hardships early Wiscasset settlers encountered.

On your walk past the Sunken Garden and up along High Street you will hear

    the early history of Wiscasset,
    why it was almost chosen as the Maine state capital,
    who lived in all the beautiful homes,
    what is so special about the courthouse
    and many anecdotal tales which will bring historical Wiscasset alive.

We'll visit Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House, with a lunch break in between, to see what life in the 1800's was like for these local Wiscasset families. Step back in time as guided tours through their homes and lives, will lend a very unique comparison with today's pretty little village.

Meet at the Ancient Burial Ground on the corner of Lincoln and Federal Streets on Saturday, June 11. Tour is from 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Registration fee is $35



2016-2017 Proposed Budget - A Letter From Superintendent Hopkins

May 2, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

Re: 2016-2017 School Year Budget

The MSAD 11 School Board recently approved the 2016-2017 school year budget. In the preceding months, School Board members and administrators engaged in candid, direct discussions regarding the increasing and changing needs of our students, Pre-K – Grade 12. School Board members expressed great concern by many of the descriptive recounts of situations and behaviors requiring staff and administrator attention.

Those first hand accounts were critical factors during the development of the 2016-2017 budget. Deemed essential to the continued operations of our schools, the School Board included the following items:

· Pre-K – Grade 2 Regular Education Behavioral Program

· Grade 1 Teacher, Laura E. Richards School

· Elementary Nurse

· STEM Teacher, Gardiner Regional Middle School

· 2 Educational Technicians, Gardiner Regional Middle School

· Social Worker, Gardiner Area High School

· .5 Math Teacher, Gardiner Area High School

It is understood by the School Board that while additional needs remain, these additions are significant. The additions are expected to provide considerable support to those students and families who are in need and to assist in the day to day responsibility of successfully educating students.

To provide this additional level of support, the proposed budget of $23,904,000 represents a 4.98% or 1,133,000 increase over the current budget. The local share of the proposed budget will increase by $365,789.88. The Board understands that while any increase to taxpayers may be difficult, maintaining a solid educational system is essential to the immediate needs of our students and to the long-term success of our communities.

Make Your Own Deck or Memorial Planter!

Learn to design a colorful planter that can be used on your deck or at the cemetery. Once you master the design principles, use your knowledge to create other containers for different areas and uses.

Supply list will be available. Other materials ($5.00-$15.00) may be purchased from instructor.

Class will be held on May 11, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Gardiner High School.
Registration fee is $12.

To register, click on this link: https://msad11.coursesto...

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