More about our course schedules,
availability and requirements


ACADEMIC SCHEDULE: The Fall Academic Semester runs from late August through December. No classes are scheduled for Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, and Wednesday-Thursday of Thanksgiving week. The Winter/Spring Academic Semester runs from January to Memorial Day. No classes are scheduled during school breaks in February and April, and Martin Luther King Day.

ENRICHMENT SCHEDULE: The Fall Enrichment Program runs from late September to mid-January. The Winter/Spring 

Enrichment Program runs from mid-February to mid-August.


Instructors, in conjunction with the adult education director, choose the following for their class:

  • The day of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday

  • The number of classes: 1 to 15

  • The duration of the class: 1 hour, 1½ hours, 2 hours,
    2½ hours or 3 hours

  • The time  - for example: 3 hour classes may run from
    9 a.m. to noon or 6-9 p.m., a 2 hour class might run from 1:30-3:30, 5:30-7:30, or a 2½ hour class from 1-3:30,
    6:30-9:00 p.m., etc.

  • The start date: early fall enrichment classes begin during the last week of September; winter/spring classes do not begin until late January.

  • How to handle a wait list: run a second session or wait until next semester

(Some courses start according to instructor availability.)

  1. Academic courses for high school completion credit must meet for 45 hours (usually 3 hours per/week for 15 weeks).

  2. New instructors will be invited to an orientation in August or January prior to the start of classes.

  3. Classes are advertised in our brochure, which is delivered to every household within the M.S.A.D. #60 district and online at

  4. Occasionally photos, quotes, and flash marketing are done on Facebook and Twitter. We request a current teacher bio and photo(s) of the finished product.

  5. We require a minimum number of registrations to run a course in order to cover instructor and material costs. Instructors and students are notified at least 48 hours before the start date of the class if it is cancelled.

  6. No certification or degree is necessary to instruct most enrichment classes. State of Maine certification is required for academic instructors in the high school credential programs. Fitness instructors must have and maintain all certifications.

  7. Materials or textbook fees are separate from the course price. Please include all book information in the course description.

  8. The Director determines the price for the course which is affected by the length of the course, materials, the market, and registrations.


Thank you for supporting our adult education program!