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Mechanic Falls - Minot - Poland • PO Box 129, (129 Elm Street) • Mechanic Falls, ME 04256 • 207-345-3217 • Fax: 207-346-6223

News & 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

Got Talent?

Get paid to share your skills!  Tole painting, small engine tune-ups, financial literacy?  What about social networking, web design or photography?  Do you have a talent or skill that you would be willing to share with others?  Call or email us.  No teaching experience necessary.


Posted by Admin   on August 10, 2010 | Read more in: News

Please Pre-register for Enrichment Classes!

Please PRE-REGISTER for enrichment classes at least a week before the class is scheduled to start.  We sometimes have to cancel classes due to low enrollment only to find out that several people were interested and were planning to attend...


Posted by Admin   on October 27, 2009 | Read more in: News


Welcome to Mechanic Falls - Minot - Poland Adult & Community Education.  If you are unfamiliar with our site, you will find many user-friendly features to make locating and registering for courses a snap.

Some of these features include:

  • Search for courses: You can search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy our adult education website.


Posted by Admin   on November 9, 2008 | Read more in: News


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Mechanic Falls - Minot - Poland • PO Box 129, (129 Elm Street) • Mechanic Falls, ME 04256 • 207-345-3217 • Fax: 207-346-6223