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New Milford Adult Education



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High School Completion '20

Free

with Adult Education Staff

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 23 weeks

Register: By phone to schedule an appointment 860 350-6647 ext. 1170.

Completion of coursestorm information and clicking the registration button will result in a contact call from Adult Education

High School completion classes begin:

New students January 21, 2020

Returning students January 27, 2020

All students new to New Milford Adult Education or those who have not attended for two years MUST attend our 4 night orientation January 21, 22, 23, & 24, 20, 2020 from 5:00pm–9:00pm.

Students must be committed to attend class regularly, complete homework assignments weekly, participate in classroom activities and provide their own transportation to all programs . All Students have access to a Guidance Counselor for career and college planning. 

Individuals wishing to enroll in the high school diploma or GED® Test Preparation program must meet the following criteria:

• Must be at least 17 years of age or older

• Must be officially withdrawn from day school

• Must submit a copy of the official withdrawal form with parents signature for students 17 years old

• Must not have a high school diploma or a GED certificate

Please bring an official transcript from all schools in which you were enrolled, as well as a copy of your withdrawal from day school. Be prepared to take a basic Math and English test and complete admission paperwork (approximately 45 minutes long) on the day you register.

Graduation Requirements A diploma candidate must accumulate 23 credits which include the following:

English 4 credits       Science 3 credits

Math 3 credits          Social Studies* 3 credits

Voc Art 1 credit        Electives** 9 credits

*Must include 1 credit of U.S. History, .5 credit of Civics and **.25 credit of Orientation to Adult Education and ,25 of Senior Portfolio.

All students must also meet graduation standards and complete an information literacy project.

To enroll in the GED® Test Preparation program, an adult must:

Achieve a score greater than or equal to a 236 on the CASAS 80 Reading Appraisal and/or CASAS 80 Math Appraisal. 

Be 17 years of age or older AND no longer enrolled in school

Commit to the program attendance policy.

Accommodations on the GED® tests are available for qualified individuals with a documented disability. For more information, contact Christy Martin at 860-350-6647 X 1170. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-807-2110 or Sabrina.Mancini@ct.gov.

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED® Testing Service LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE GED® Testing Service.

New Milford Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas

Online Learning '20
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Online Learning '20

$99

with Online Instructor

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 20 weeks

Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime.

Over 300 topics available, including:

Discover Sign Language - Explore the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate.

Introduction to Photoshop CC - Understand how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to edit and process photos and create original images.

Mastering Public Speaking - Learn how to effectively speak both in pubic and small groups.

QuickBooks 2019 Series - Investigate how to use QuickBooks to pay bills and efficiently track expenses.

Soft Skills Suite - Brush up on your soft skills. The suite includes topics like working with tough personalities and making better business decisions.

Visit the website below for a complete catalog of classes and to register.

 

www.ed2go.com/nmae

Course sessions begin on the third Wednesday of each month.

Requirements:

All courses require internet access, email, Adobe PDF plug-in and one of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above), Google Chrome or Safari.

Some courses may have additional requirements; those are noted in their description.

Unfortunately, no senior discount is available for online classes.

To get started:

• Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.ed2go.com/nmae

• Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title and select ‘Enroll Now.’ Follow enrollment instructions.

• Pay for your course, enter your email address and choose a password to enter the Classroom.

• When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link.

• To begin your studies, log in with your email address and enter your password.

Cardio Barre '20

$95

with K. Horvath

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Grab your sneakers! 

This class is a fun combination of low impact cardio exercises, ballet-inspired toning exercises done at the barre, and weight-bearing, Pilates-inspired exercises to tone and strengthen your core and every muscle of your body.  The music will get you going and keep you motivated.  Please wear athletic shoes and bring a mat.

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Every Bodies Yoga '20 Session one

$78

with L. Ward

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Move through gentle, flowing stretches that help restore flexibility while toning the body.  Each class will bring movement and breathing together through fluid poses designed specifically to keep the body supple and strong. 

This class is perfect for those new to yoga as well as yoga regulars who love simple yet effective poses to align and release tension from the back, neck and shoulders.  Please bring a yoga mat.

                              

Session I: 6 Wednesdays 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4                                   6:30pm-7:30pm         $78 

 Are you a senior? Remember to use promo code senior s20 when you register.

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English (ESL) as a Second Language '20

Free

with Adult Education Staff

Calendar Feb 3, 2020

          FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASSES

Enrollment for ESL classes is open, based on a first come, first served basis.

Completion of this coursestorm form and clicking the register button will result in a phone contact from Adult Education. Registration must be completed in person.

Register: January 28 or 30, 2020- 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Adult Education office, located in New Milford High School.

Students will take the placement test and register for classes. ESL classes begin the week of February 3, 2020

ESL: ENGLISH FOR LIFE AND WORK ESL (English as a Second Language) is a free program to assist community members, age 18 years and older, whose first or native language is not English:

• Who need to improve job skills for job advancement

• Who want to learn more about the community and the U.S.A.

• Who want to take an active role in their children's education

• Who need to become comfortable and more fluent in English

Courses will provide you with the language skills to enable you to live, work, and study in the United States. Each class includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary development, and grammar instruction.

DAY PROGRAMS

 

ENGLISH IN THE COMMUNITY

 Students will travel to a variety of community settings for an opportunity to visit and learn about the services available to them. They will be able to practice vocabulary and experience how the New Milford community works. Class held at Lillis Administration Building, located at 50 East Street, New Milford, CT.

S. Pilla Monday 1:00pm-2:30pm, mixed level                                                           Class starts February 3, 2020

 

US GOVERNMENT/CITIZENSHIP

These classes review interview skills, cover facts about the U.S.A., and prepare students for the INS requirements for citizenship. Class held at New Milford High School   

S. Pilla Wednesday  1:00pm-2:30pm, mixed level                                                   Class starts February 5, 2020

CONVERSATIONAL ESL

This program will cover English language and grammar, with a focus on conversation skills and pronunciation, and is held at Phys-Ed Health & Performance, located at 10 Still River Drive in New Milford.

S. Pilla  Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm, mixed level                 Class starts February 4th, 2020

 

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

ESL 1

Tuesday and Thursday:  6:45pm-8:45pm                                  

Students will practice grammar, reading and writing skills of English, needed to achieve these goals.

 

 

ESL 2

Tuesday and Thursday:  6:45pm-8:45pm                                 

Students will practice grammar, reading and writing skills of English, needed to achieve these goals.

 

 

 

For all classes students must be committed to attend class regularly, complete homework assignments weekly, participate in classroom activities and provide their own transportation to all programs.

New Milford Adult Education is in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec.10-73a and does not charge fees for registration, textbooks or materials used in mandated program areas. 

CNA-Certified Nurse Assistant Training

$1,199

with D. Duggan

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is designed to provide knowledge and skills for students interested in the health care professioon.  The course includes 40 hours of classrom instruction in basic nursing skills,  medical terminology, and basic anatomy and physiology.  In addition, students complete a MANDATORY 60-hour clinical experience at a local nursing home.  The clinical lportion will include some Saturdays for students to experience a full shift at the nursing home.  The classroom and clinical experiences enable students to take the Connecticut State Nursing Assistant certification test at the end of the course.  Students MUST complete all coursework and clinical hours (100 hours total) to be eligible to take the State exam.  The cost of the exam ($118.00) and transportation are the responsibility of the student.  Materials are included with the course fee.  Please note: Students must be in good physical condition and possess a social security number.

Spring '20 Landscaping Do's and Don'ts

$60

with S. Newman

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Most people are both excited and overwhelmed leading into spring when it comes to their lawns and landscapes.  They tend to start too early with some tasks and miss the window on others.

That is why we rely on our experts from YardApes.  They will set a timeline for proper maintenance tasks for spring as they did for fall regarding dormant pruning, transplanting, spring clean-up, lawn mowing, summer trimming and pruning and much more. 

Class will take place at YardApes, 18 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford, and is limited to 7 students.

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Intro - Tai Chi Easy™ '20

$25

with A. Mace

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Find out what all the Tai Chi buzz is about, and in just one session you will activate the "healer within" using traditional Chinese techniques to release your body's own medicine. 

This is achieved through gentle movement, self-applied reflexology, meditation, and breathing, providing simple and effective self-care skills that can be used throughout life and well into the “successful aging” process. Go home with a book with content that is practical and life transforming. 

You will leave feeling wonderful and will join the buzz about Tai Chi yourself!  ($17 materials fee payable to instructor). 

This is a great way to see if Tai Chi classes might be for you! No senior discount available for this class.





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