Merrymeeting Adult Education (MAE) is a joint effort of the Brunswick School Department and Maine School Administrative District #75. The program was established in 1978 to provide high school completion and GED testing for students with interrupted educations.
The program quickly expanded to meet adult learning interests in crafts, personal enrichment and vocational skills. Federal and state grants were secured to provide basic literacy skills, a program in English as a Second Language and college preparation program. Merrymeeting Adult Education provides classes at several locations in the communities of MSAD #75 and Brunswick.
The Merrymeeting College Connection program, subsidized by a state grant, provides assistance in math, English, and college counseling as well as preparing college applications and financial aid forms. A goal of the program is to help adults become college ready without the need for remedial courses on the college level thus saving them money and time. The program also includes test taking strategies, time management, college tours and panel dinners with current college students and presentations by college professors. All together this comprehensive program supports adults be successful in college.
Each year Merrymeeting Adult Education offers hundreds of courses and workshops through the Merrymeeting Adult Education catalog and website. In June of each year, Merrymeeting celebrates the accomplishments of the high school diploma and HISET (High School Equivalency Test) with a June graduation ceremony.
MAE is committed to its primary mission: To provide learning opportunities for the community adult, at all levels, and at a minimal cost to the individual students and the district taxpayer. With this in mind, most of the courses are self-supporting and need a minimum of participants to run. An adult whose goal is to obtain a high school credential or prepare for college can attend adult education at no cost. Grants provide funding for these academic pursuits!
Director: Diana McCain, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic/College Connection Counselor: Paul Elisha, email@example.com
Project Administrator: Dawn Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager: Carolee Tupper, email@example.com
Evening Secretary: Jinger Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Secretary: Sue White, email@example.com