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

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Learn the Game of Petanque

Are you looking for a fun, outdoor, low impact activity? Petanque is a low impact activity that can be played by literally everyone. Classes are held at Petanque at Mill Park in Augusta, starting on May 11. Sign up today at https://msad11.coursesto...

It's Spring!! Celebrate by taking one of these gardening workshops

Gardening For the Five Senses An extraordinary garden engages all of our senses, not just sight.Learn to create a beautiful and stimulating garden in your backyard that will tickle all five senses. Learn which plants and garden features to include and how designing your garden around the senses will enhance your outdoor space with unusual artistry, regardless of size.
Location: Gardiner High School
Date: Wednesday 4/29/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30
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Managing Weeds and Invasive Plants Weeds like dandelion and quackgrass, and invasive plants like Japanese barberry and shrubby honeysuckle, can make gardening a chore. Learn which weeds and invasive plants you're likely to find in your landscape, what problems they present, and how to prioritize and manage them. Bring plant samples, photographs and questions!
Location: Gardiner High School
Date: Monday 5/11/2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Planting A Living Wreath Create a colorful living display to enhance an outdoor space.This project is an outdoor wreath made of fresh seasonal flowering plants. Once the wreath has "set" it can be hung and must be misted or watered throughout the summer. Please bring a pair of gardening or rubber gloves.
Location: Gardiner High School
Date: Monday 5/18/2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Container Gardening Containers can be so much more than your grandmother's window boxes. In this lecture we'll talk about how to choose a container, plants, planting combinations and maintenance. You can grow fruits and vegetables, herbs and flowers and yes, even small trees! Container gardening is as beautiful as it is rewarding, full of edible and flowering plants that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Location: Gardiner High School
Date: Wednesday 5/13/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Money Matters: Planning for Retirement

This class will address the concerns of the pre-retiree and will focus on creating a realistic financial plan. We will define risk tolerance, as well as what can be expected from pensions, life insurance, and other defined benefits including social security. We will discuss income protection issues, protection against scams and basic investment concepts.
Thursday April 30 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Registration fee: Free, Be Our Guest Sign up at https://msad11.coursesto...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About College Admissions

Parents of high school students, help your son or daughter navigate the sometimes complex process of applying to college. What are colleges really looking for as they review admissions applications? What distinguishes a good application from a great application? How much does the interview really count? What essay topics are on the “admissions-don’t” list? This fun, interesting, and interactive session will give you an inside look at the college admissions process from the perspective of a former Bowdoin College admissions staff member. Gardiner High School, Room 120
Wednesday 4/29/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration fee: Free, Be Our Guest

New Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Class Begins April 29th

Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements. Location: Gardiner High School Room 128
Wednesday 4/29/2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 3 Classes Registration fee: $39.00
Register online at https://msad11.coursesto...

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