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Archive: January 2014




What is on your bucket list? Have you always wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Bake bread? Do calligraphy? Practice Tai Chi? Learn French or Spanish? Become a CNA?  We can offer all these opportunities and many more!  The Mt. Blue RSD Community Education Spring 2014 courses are now on line.  The paper version should be in your mailbox or in many places in your community by January 27. Or you may stop by the Adult Education Office in Farmington to pick up a copy after that date. We always enjoy seeing you!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions...778-3460 Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00 p.m.


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on January 13, 2014 | Read more in: News

GED is "out"...HiSET is "in"


The State of Maine Department of Education has made a decision to no longer administer the GED exam but don't worry..this has been replaced by the High School Equivalency Test called HiSET TM  effective January 2014.  This will cover the same content areas as the current GED tests and certifies that a candidate's academic knowledge and skills are equal to those of a high school graduate.  It will also indicate which candidates are college and/or career ready. Mt Blue RSD Adult Education is an official HiSET testing site. Once all tests are successfully completed, a student will obtain their HSE, or High School Equivalency Diploma.

Because it covers the same content areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies, test takers who started with GED will be able to finish by taking the remainder of their tests with HiSET. GED/HiSET scores can be combined only during 2014. This means that if you have passed some of your GED tests but have not completed all five tests, you may take the remainder of the HiSET tests to obtain your HSE Diploma.

In 2014 we will be using the paper-based version but will begin to transition to the computer-based version as soon as we can. Both are available in English and Spanish.

There is still no charge to test takers for testing or preparation classes.  Students will be allowed to retest for any content area twice within twelve months at no additional charge. There is a fee for non-residents of Maine.

Students will need to meet the same requirements for HiSET as they did for GED to take the exams - minimum age requirement, photo ID, attendance at orientation, take reading and math assessments and HiSET practice tests.

Accommodations will still be available for students with documented disabilities by applying on line at or by contacting the Adult Education office for a form. Accommodations include separate rooms, extended testing times, signed interpreted instructions,  large print, and scribes.

The Mt. Blue RSD Adult Education Office teachers and staff are available to answer any questions by calling 207-778-3460, Monday-Thursday 8:30-4 or just drop by at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!



Posted by Julie Sawyer  on January 13, 2014 | Read more in: News





Did you hear????


August 27 & 28, 2014 - Wednesday - Thursday

10:30 - 3:00 on Wednesday and 9:00 -3:00 on Thursday (bring your lunch)

December 17 & 18, 2014 - Wedneday -Thursday

9:00 - 3:00 on both days (bring your lunch)

February 25 & 26, 2015 - Wednesday - Thursday

9:00 - 3:00 on both days (bring your lunch)

April 15 & 16, 2015 - Wednesday - Thursday

9:00 - 3:00 on both days (bring your lunch)

Call Mt. Blue RSD Adult & Community Education 207-778-3460 to Register

Location:  Please call for directions to the Mt. Blue Learning Center. The mailing address is Mt. Blue Learning Center Campus 129 Seamon Road, Suite A, Farmington, Maine


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on January 13, 2014 | Read more in: News and Events


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