The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) replaced the General Education Development (GED) Diploma as Maine’s High School Equivalency Assessment on December 6 2013.
The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is now being administered in adult education programs across the state of Maine. The HiSET consists of the following five subtests: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics.
There is NO COST for Maine residents to prepare for and take the HiSET. Local adult education programs provide HiSET testing, preparation materials, pre-tests, and instruction, all at no cost to the learner.
Posted by Sue Gadberry on February 12, 2014 | Read more in: News
As an Adult Education director I frequently reflect on the complex educational needs of adult learners and what is required for them to flourish in today’s tough economic times. To be successful workers, family and community members, adults need access to high quality educational opportunities and experiences. Whether your dream is to complete your GED, high school diploma, prepare for college or take an enrichment class to stay active through the long cold winter, Maranacook Adult and Community Education is here to provide the instructional support and enrichment programming designed to meet those diverse needs. To assist you in these endeavors, I am joined by an amazing group of veteran adult education administrative and instructional staff who work closely with the local communities to better understand their unique educational wants and needs. Please call us to arrange an appointment to discuss your lifelong learning plan!
Steve Vose, Director, Maranacook Adult & Community Education
Posted by Courtney Oliver on August 1, 2013
Grant supports social media outreach to increase college attendance, success
The Maranacook and Gardiner adult education programs are launching a social media outreach program to engage former GED/Adult Ed diploma students and other adults who need help entering, re-entering or succeeding in postsecondary education.
For the second time in three years, the programs jointly have been awarded a Maine College Access Challenge Grant grant to help adult students overcome hurdles to starting and finishing college degree and certificate programs. The grant for $29,825 is part of a federal program designed to significantly increase the number of students who enter and remain in postsecondary education. The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) administers the grant program in Maine.
The Gardiner and Maranacook adult education centers are collaborating through their Design for Success program to increase the number of students completing the College Transitions and Aspirations programs and, because financial support is critical to helping students stay in college, the numbers applying annually for financial aid by completing the FAFSA, a federal financial aid application that serves as the gateway to state and federal grants and loans for college. The Gardiner and Maranacook adult education programs use grant funds to employ counselors skilled in helping students navigate the obstacles to attaining their higher education goals.
Former students and other adults who would like to access these services or learn more may connect with the programs on Facebook (facebook.com/GardinerAdultEducation or facebook.com/maranacookadulted).
For direct contact with the Gardiner or Maranacook adult education directors, you may also call or email. In Gardiner, call Diann Bailey (207.582.3774) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). At Maranacook, call Deb Bomaster (207.685-4923 x 1009) or email (email@example.com).
Posted by Sue Gadberry on September 6, 2012 | Read more in: News
Rudy Champagne and his daughter Darlene both regretted not getting their high school diplomas. Darlene took courses was about to receive her diploma when she mentioned her 90-year-old father's desire to get his diploma to Deb Bomaster, director of Maranacook Adult Education. Deb Bomaster knew that WWII veterans who interrupted their educations to serve were entitled to receive diplomas by law. She quickly arranged a graduation ceremony and reception for the father and daughter, which was held Monday, December 20. The inspiring story of the four-time Purple Heart recipient and his adult daughter was picked up by the local newspaper, the Kennebec Journal. Congratulations Darlene and Rudy and thank you Rudy for your brave service to our country from 1940-1945.
Posted by Sue Gadberry on September 13, 2011