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Drivers Education @ BHS Aug/Sept. 2021

$495

with Terry Goan

Calendar Aug 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Only employee discounts are allowed but must call to register. If the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition, please contact the office as an additional medical form is required. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Full payment of $495 is required at the time of registration. If a student withdraws from the course, $75 is withheld from the refund to cover program costs. Only employee discounts for this class. Please bring your birth certificate to the first class. Parents are required to attend the last 1/2 hour of the first class. 

Please note:  if Covid restrictions in schools are lifted at the time the class starts, the dates and times will be adjusted to move back to 3 hour classes.

Time: 4:45-6:45 PM Dates: Below

August: 30, 31

September: 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29~Final Exam

Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Please read the following: 

The Driver Education Guidelines under which we operate are listed below. These guidelines are in accordance with the Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50/hour if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education. A 24-hour notice is required to change times and must be coordinated through the instructor. 

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class, please bring a birth certificate to the first class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as required by the Secretary of State.   

3. If a student misses a class a fee of $50 per 2-hour class will be assessed to make up the class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of Driver Ed, a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50/hour to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%:

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested over the class time of 10 hours. Payment must be made prior to the scheduled driving time.

11. It is asked that a parent/guardian attend the last 1/2 hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this belief, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes the right of each student to learn and to participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and Federal law and District policy. 

In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. 

All students should be advised that they may contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. 

A staff member who is informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the Director of the school as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Course

Certificate in Teaching Adults

$295

with William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 , runs for 8 weeks

 This is your invitation to teach others in person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others.  It is both an opportunity and a responsibility.  Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is the author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The ebook version is included in the course. Two-month course, William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough, instructors. Unit 1.  How Adults Learn Emotional characteristics, self-image as key. Physical characteristics and your physical surroundings. Mental characteristics, adults display a readiness to learn. Social characteristics, learners’ experiences, schooling, and prior experience. Keys to helping adults learn. Unit 2. Tackling Learning Styles Sensory learning styles. Gender learning styles. Neurological learning styles. Unit 4.  How to Prepare for your Course-Preparing the Course-Goals, objectives, and end results-Amount of material to cover-Slant or approach, a range of ways to approach your subject-Materials preparation Unit 5.  Discovering and Involving Your Participants Finding out more about your participants. The First Class, why this meeting is critical, ice breakers. How to involving your participants. The Teachable Moment, a special time when you let go for a while. Unit 6.  Ways to Vary Your Teaching Techniques Modes of teaching, different formats for various situations. Tips on how to leading a good discussion. How to ask a good question - one of the most overlooked skills. Making small group activities successful. Energizing your physical learning environment.  Unit 7.  Great Presentation Techniques Surprising do’s and don’ts of presenting. Advanced presentation techniques. Teaching tools, including audio-visuals. Handouts that really zing. Learning mediums, extra special touches to enhance learning. Unit 8.  Improving Your Teaching Measuring results and learning. Using the web in face-to-face courses. Improving your course, every time. Learning and teaching in the 21st century.

America's Boating Course

$75

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination.  Instructor: Pete Asquith

The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts.

Marine Navigation

$125

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Fred Bowers teaches the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data. The Marine Navigation course teaches you how to use the GPS along with traditional dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, as well as ensuring that you are on course while underway. What's included Charts and their interpretation, landmarks and navigation aids (buoys, daymarks, lights, etc.), plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the Mariner's compass and converting between True and Magnetic, basic GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS course, pre-planning courses and entering them into the GPS, monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, and the "Seaman's Eye." Ten sessions with a take-home final examination. Power Squadron members call Merrymeeting Adult Ed for your discounted rate of $95. No other discount.  

Marine Engine Maintenace

$125

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are “black boxes” that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools. The EM course covers those repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. The Engine Maintenance course also covers basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter.

The new Engine Maintenance course 2011 has been put into one ten-chapter course that stresses the diagnosis of modern systems, while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught in a way that reinforces the common aspects. Ten sessions and a final examination. Instructor: Gary Bergendorf  

Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. 

Power Squadron members call Merrymeeting Adult Ed for your discounted rate of $95.  No other discount.

Drivers Education, Morse High School, October 2021 Session

$495

with Donna Plourde

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Only employee discounts allowed but must call to register. If the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition please contact the office as an additional medical form is required. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Full payment of $495 is required at the time of registration. If a student withdraws from the course, $75 is withheld from the refund to cover program costs. Only employee discounts for this class. Please bring your birth certificate to the first class. Parents are required to attend the first hour of the first class. Class dates: See Below Class Time: 2:30-4:30

October  5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

November 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 30 (final exam)

Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.  Please note:  if Covid restrictions in schools are lifted at the time the class starts, the dates and times will be adjusted to move back to 3 hour classes.

Please read the following: 

The Driver Education Guidelines under which we operate are listed below. These guidelines are in accordance with the Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50, if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education. A 24-hour notice is required to change times and must be coordinated through the instructor. 

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class, please bring birth certificate to the first class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as required by the Secretary of State.   

3. If a student misses a class a fee of $50 per 2-hour class will be assessed to make-up the class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of Driver Ed, a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50/hour to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%:

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested over the class time of 10 hours. Payment must be made prior to the scheduled driving time.

11. It is asked that a parent/guardian attend the last hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this belief, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes the right of each student to learn and to participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and Federal law and District policy. 

In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. 

All students should be advised that they may contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. 

A staff member who is informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the Director of the school as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required. 

Boat Handling

$75

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class like America's Boating Course, and want to gain more knowledge, skill, and confidence to boat safely and have more fun in a variety of situations. Boat Handling covers Rules of the Road: A Practical Approach, Confidence in Docking and Undocking, Slow-Speed Maneuvering, Boating with Confidence: Handling Your Boat Under Way, Anchoring with Assurance, Emergencies on Board, and Knots and Line Handling. Instructors will enrich the course with local knowledge, experience, and discussion that will help you expand your boating horizons. Six sessions with a final examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts.

Drivers Education @ MTA Oct./Nov.

$495

with Pierre Martin

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Only employee discounts are allowed. You must call to register. If the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition, please contact the office as an additional medical form is required. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Full payment of $495 is required at the time of registration. If a student withdraws from the course, $75 is withheld from the refund to cover program costs. Please bring your birth certificate to the first class and a pen to every class.  Parents are required to attend the last 1/2 hour of the first class. Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing. If we are allowed back in the schools, this class will be held at Brunswick High School.  If not, we will continue to hold classes here at Merrymeeting Adult Ed. in Topsham.  The class days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM Dates: Below

October: 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

November: 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22 ~ Final Exam

The Driver Education Guidelines under which we operate are listed below. These guidelines are in accordance with the Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50/hour if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education. A 24-hour notice is required to change times and must be coordinated through the instructor. 

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class. Please bring a birth certificate to the first class and a pen to every class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as required by the Secretary of State.   

3. If a student misses a class, a fee of $50 per 2-hour class will be assessed to make up the class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of Driver Ed, a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50/hour to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%:

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested over the class time of 10 hours. Payment must be made before the scheduled driving time.

11. It is asked that a parent/guardian attend the last hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this belief, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes each student's right to learn and participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and Federal law and District policy. 

In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. 

All students should be advised to contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. 

A staff member informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the school's Director as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required. 

 

 

 

 





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