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RSU 16 Adult Education student speaks at Hall of Flags

Araminta Mayberry delivering her speech


Maine’s adult education students were honored at the State House on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Those in attendance were from among a pool of over 50,000 adults enrolled in academic, workforce and personal enrichment courses throughout the State.  The celebration highlighted student successes and provided an opportunity for adult learners to share their experiences.

Araminta Mayberry shared her personal journey through RSU 16 Adult Education as one of three Maine Adult Education students to speak at the event.  Having left school as a youth in the 8th grade, she later graduated with her GED from Mechanic Falls Adult Education in 2002 at age 28.  Returning once more in 2014 after years in the baking industry and the desire for a better career, she took advantage of free Maine College Transitions programming in order to prepare for college.  Now in her second semester as a student at Central Maine Community College, she maintains a 3.81 GPA as she works toward her goal to become a Human Resources Professional.

Acting Education Commissioner William H. Beardsley along with State Director of Adult Education Gail Senese also spoke, applauding the adult learners and recognizing their determination and perseverance.


Maine Adult Education Students at the Hall of Flags on March 3rd.







Posted by Jenny Rose  on March 11, 2016 | Read more in: News and Events

2015 Graduation Photo & Program

Congratulations to our Class of 2015 Graduates! 

Pictured above are:  (Front L-R)  Keegan Leighton, Tim Myers (Middle row L-R) Gavin Chrostek, Ricky Strout, Donald (DJ) Banker, James Francis, George Ross, (Back row L-R) Richard Barnard, Breahna Auger Vance, Paul Parker III, Keri Duhamel, Kachina Harps, Sarah Holbrook, Scott Brady, Brook Sanborn, Felicia Thibault. (Not pictured: Ali Aden and Derek Muncey)

More than 120 friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium to honor this year's twenty graduates at our cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015.

See a copy of our program here:



Posted by Jenny Rose  on June 8, 2015 | Read more in: News and Events

Class of 2014 Graduation Program and Photos!

More than 150 friends and family gathered in the Elm Street School gymnasium to honor this year's nineteen graduates at our cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 30.

Congratulations to our 2014 graduates!  See a copy of our program here:


Check out our Facebook page to see photos!


Posted by Jenny Rose  on May 31, 2014 | Read more in: Events

What happened to the GED test?

The short answer is that the GED test will no longer be offered in the State of Maine.  Read on for more info and to get started on the new HiSET exam!

For years, the State of Maine has used the General Educational Development test to administer and issue the state equivalency diploma, which we widely recognize as the "GED".  Last year, when the GED Testing Service announced that the test would be changing in 2014 to solely computer based testing with projected increases in cost, the state opened up a competitive bidding process for a new test.  Through this process, the state selected ETS (Educational Testing Service) to offer its High School Equivalency Test, or HiSET exam, beginning in January 2014. 

While it was originally thought that students' GED progress would be lost, it has been decided that ETS will provide a limited window of opportunity to transition current GED tests to the new 2014 HiSET.  As of 2015, however, it is likely that GED scores will no longer be considered toward HiSET exam completion.  For those with fewer than 5 official GED tests, there's still time to have them count toward the HiSET exam!  For all others, start working on the HiSET exam now!  Call 345-3217 for an appointment.


Posted by Jenny Rose  on January 4, 2014 | Read more in: News

2013 Graduation photos

Visit our Facebook page for photos from Graduation!


Posted by Jenny Rose  on May 20, 2013 | Read more in: Events

2012 Graduation Photos

Over 600 photos from the May 4, 2012 graduation ceremony have been placed on the web by professional photographer Laurie Goodheart. Photos are available for viewing and/or purchase.



Posted by Jenny Rose  on May 31, 2012 | Read more in: News

Introduction to Social Networking

Did you miss the Introduction to Social Networking class offered by Linda Chaisson on April 5th?  Join us for a repeat on November 13th, 2012.  Or you can view two files that Linda used in the class by clicking on the following links:




Posted by Jenny Rose  on April 9, 2012 | Read more in: News

High-Speed, Broadband Assistance

Community Connection for High-Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance.

The RSU 16 Adult Education program is your Community Connection for information on how you can use Maine’s expanding high-speed, broadband internet connectivity to help you meet educational goals, enrich your life, obtain health information, access governmental services and enhance economic and community development. You may contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed internet for your civic or social organization or you can view this PowerPoint on-line broadband2.pdf.

ConnectMe iconLook for this symbol in our catalog. It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll learn about high-speed internet connectivity. This community education program is presented in cooperation with the Maine Department of Education and the ConnectME Authority. Learn more at and check the speed on your internet connection.

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Posted by Admin   on April 4, 2012 | Read more in: News

We're on Facebook!

"Like" us at RSU 16 Adult Education!


Posted by Admin   on November 22, 2011 | Read more in: News

Email Address Change

We have updated our email address. You may now contact us at


Posted by Admin   on October 29, 2011


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