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Request for Information: Diploma, HiSET, College Transitions


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Current session started Aug 7, 2023

This is where your future begins!  Whether you are looking to complete your high school education (diploma or HiSET, formerly GED), wanting to brush off skills for college, or heading toward a career, this is the first step.  During this one-on-one meeting, we will discuss your academic history and current standing, any barriers to progress, and goals; short & long term. We will also give a clear picture of how our program works and what you can expect from us.   

We accept new students throughout the school year! Submit this request for information and we will be in touch!


Adult Basic Education Classes


with Candice Williams

Calendar Current session started Sep 5, 2023

We offer both Math and English courses for adult learners who need training to prepare them for daily life functions and basic job skills. Anyone who is seventeen years old and is no longer enrolled in traditional high school may register. These classes meet at regularly scheduled times each week.

Students join this class at anytime during the academic year! 


Fiber Arts


with Andrea Drabek

Calendar Current session started Jan 10, 2024

Do you love to crochet or knit but don't want to do it alone?  Do you need help with a project?  Or do you want to learn how to make something for yourself?  Let us help you!!!

We are offering a crochet and knitting lab.  This is for anyone who loves to crochet or knit and wants to learn.  Our instructor is amazing!  Let us know what you want to learn to make and we will find a pattern and she can teach you.  If you just want to drop in for 1 night and get help on a project, it will only cost you a $5 drop in fee.  Or do you want to hang out all 19 weeks and chat while working on projects, no problem!


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Clinical Medical Assistant Training Application


with Kurt Soucy

Calendar Current session started Mar 18, 2024

***This is a live, in-person training. This cannot be done online through distance learning. You MUST be able to attend classes in Presque Isle, Maine.

SAD1 Adult & Community Education and Northern Light AR Gould Hospital have teamed up to offer this amazing "Earn While You Learn" program. 

Clinical Medical Assistants work alongside providers, mainly in outpatient facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They form both administrative and clinical duties, such as welcoming patients, updating patient medical records, taking medical histories, taking blood pressures and temperatures, preparing patients for exams, assisting the provider during exams, collecting lab specimens and much more. Clinical MAs are an essential part of a patient care team, helping patients feel at ease and serving as a vital link between patients and providers.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle will hire students and pay them a wage while they complete a full-time, approx 14 weeks of training program. The program will include classroom learning, labs, and clinical rotations. Curriculum is provided by the Academy of Medical Professionals and students will be able to sit for a certification exam to become a Certified Clinical MA. Those who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job within one of Northern Light AR Gould's medical group offices.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital benefits include:

Medical Insurance

Dental & Eye Care Plan

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Cafeteria Discount

Space is limited to 10 participants.

For additional information, contact Goldie Ballerstein at 207-768-4777 or 

Class will start sometime in the fall.

Pasta Classes


with Jennifer Smith

Calendar Current session started Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through May 29, 2024

Want to make your own pasta?  Then we have the classes for you!  Join us as Jennifer teaches you how to make your own pasta!  Each week you will learn something new. 

You can choose to do all of the classes or pick and choose what classes you would like to do.  Each class is $25.  

Jennifer has loved cooking since childhood.  She is 1/2 Italian and grew up in the kitchen.  She loves cooking from scratch and trying new foods. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  She resides in Mapleton with her Husband and has 3 grown children.  

Week 1-- Pasta fagioli-- Literally pasta and beans.  Not your Olive Garden variety.  Every Italian family has their own version.

Week 2 -- Clams and spaghetti with garlic, red pepper and olive oil sauce

Week 3 -- Pasta Puttanesca - garlic, caper, tomato, olive sauce

Week 4 -- Chicken Piccata -- butter, lemon, caper sauce

 **Cancellation policy**  If you cancel the week of class, there will be no refund.  


**You MUST pay at the the time of registration.**


Yoga 101 - Individual Sessions


with Stephanie McKeen

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 5:15 pm
7 additional sessions through Jun 12, 2024

Brings you Yoga 101 an Introduction to Yoga. Many People have curiosity about Yoga but have intimidation entering Class for the First time. We’re hoping to change that.This will be a Beginner Focused Class breaking down the ins & outs of Yoga. We’ll discuss the different styles of Yoga so you understand what kind of class suits you best.

In a Safe & Nurturing Environment you will learn to Breathe Properly. You will learn the importance of Stretching Safely & Effectively. How to calm your Nervous System. The basics of Yoga so that you leave with all the Tools to hop into any Yoga class with Confidence. Not to Mention the ability to Create your own at Home Yoga Practice.

This price is per week if you choose to do individual weeks.  We will meet every Wednesday starting April 3 until June 12th.  We will skip April vacation week.

**Cancellation Policy** If you cancel there will be a small fee taken out to cover the fee.  Cancelling 2 days before the class there will be no refund.**

Ceramics: Wicker Container


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm

Use this cute wicker container as a plant pot, utensil holder or even to hold your secret stash of candy.  It's absolutely adorable and would look cute anywhere!

Dimensions: 4"L x 4"W x 4-3/4"H

Sourdough for Beginner's


with Bethany Huoppi

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm
1 additional session on May 3, 2024

If you have wanted to start making sourdough but didn't know where to start, or if you almost started but got overwhelmed with the process, come join me for a Sourdough Beginners class!

This two part class will allow you to bake a sourdough boule from start to finish as well as learning how to feed and maintain your starter.  You will be leaving with an established starter and your sourdough boule, along with a packet with the boule recipe we will be using, discard recipes, and helpful tips and tricks.

*We will be learning how to bake the loaf open-bake, but we will discuss baking in a dutch oven during class as this is the ideal method* 

Friday Night, 5:30pm- 8pm:-

Feed Starter

-Make Dough

-Stretch and Folds

Saturday Morning, 8 - 11am:

-Stretch and Folds

-Form Dough

-Score Dough


Take Homes:

-Packet w/ Boule Recipe, Discard Recipes, Starter Instructions, and Tips and Tricks

-Sourdough Boule

-Established Sourdough Starter

**We can only take 8 people at a time.  If this class fills up we will create a waiting list.  Anyone one the waiting list will get into the next class.**

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