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Archive: 2017

Ellsworth Adult Education Official HiSET Testing Schedule

Ellsworth Adult Education

Official HiSET Testing Schedule

May/June 2018


  • Have you registered to take HiSET Tests with the Educational Testing Service ?  Take note of your HISET ID which is set when you log out of your registration the first time.

  • Do you have a US Government Photo  ID (Drivers Licence or Maine State ID)?

  • Have you requested testing more than 24 hours before your test date?  The deadlines are listed below.

  • Questions?   Don’t hesitate to contact the HiSET Examiner or talk to anyone on staff at Ellsworth Adult Education


Test Session

Registration Deadline

Monday, April 30, 9am-12pm

Friday, April 27, 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 1, 4:30-7:00pm

Monday, April 30, 10:00am

Monday May 7, 10am-12pm

Friday, May 4, 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 8, 4:30-6pm

Monday, May 7, 10:00am

Friday, May 11, 12:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00pm

Monday, May 14 9:00am-12:00pm

Friday, May 11, 12:00pm

Thursday, May 17, 4:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, May 15, 9:00am

Friday, May 18, 12:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, May 16, 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 29, 4:30pm-7pm

Friday, May 27, 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 30, 12pm-3pm

Tuesday, May 29 9:00am

Monday, June 4, 9am-3:30pm

Friday, June 1, 12:00pm

Tuesday, June 5, 4:30pm-7pm

Monday, June 4, 3:30pm

Friday, June 8, 11am-3pm (no writing)

Wednesday, June 6, 12:00pm


To request testing contact the HiSET Administrators, Ann Sargent and Marilyn Starling

Phone voice: 207.664.7110


Text only :  207.613.6460


Note:  Schedule is subject to change.  Please confirm testing sessions.

Revised 05/01/2018 Edition


Posted by Annie Sargent  on December 19, 2017

ONLINE medical courses available in Ellsworth

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to host a wide variety of medical classes offered by the Academy of Medical Professions.  These courses are delivered online or by video-conferencing held at one of Ellsworth's school facilities.  Payment plans are available.  For more information on these courses, please give us a call, or to register, please contact Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) by telephone at 866.516.8274 (toll free) or 207.721.0714; by email at or visit  Please let them know you heard about the program through Ellsworth Adult Education.

Please click here for a list of classes, with descriptions) available in Ellsworth:  AMP_Classes_Ellsworth.pdf


Posted by Marilyn Starling  on September 21, 2017

Literacy Volunteers come to Hancock County!

Ellsworth Adult Education and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor have partnered to deliver individualized literacy support to adults in Hancock County.  Community volunteers are needed to help fill this need.  If you enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring adults individually, then learn more about becoming a trained Literacy Volunteer and serving the local need through a local adult educaiton program in Hancock County.     For about an hour or two a week, you can help an adult work toward goals like:  a high school diploma, a driver's license, a better job, preparing for college, or reading to their children.  You can also provide tutoring and coaching to an English Language learner.  

For more information about local program and tutoring opportunities, please contact Annie Sargent at Ellsworth Adult Education 207.664.7110 or 

An orientation will be provided in Ellsworth for Hancock County tutors on Monday, September 18, 8:30am-10am.   If you're interested in exploring English Language tutoring we encourage you to stay from 10am-12pm when Literacy Volunteer-Bangor trainer Meredith Eaton will conduct a English Language Conversation Partner Training.  You can register for these at  

Tutor training certification classes will be offered in Bangor this Fall.   Once you complete this training, you'll be able to tutor in Hancock County.  We work with local adult education programs to create tutor/student matches as close to home as possible.   Local adult education programs will also provide ongoing support for you and your student.  

Below you'll find some information about the upcoming trainings.  We hope to coordinate a carpool to the trainings.  Contact for updates.  For more information and registration please go to .  

INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY  This training provides you with an introduction to the issues of adult literacy in the region as well as an orientation to what’s involved with becoming a literacy volunteer. At the end of the session you’ll have a sense if becoming a tutor is a good fit for you and you can make a decision about whether to pursue training in Basic Literacy or English Language.  

9/25/2017 6-8pm, EMCC, Bangor

BASIC LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING   The written word bombards us daily. We’re expected to fread information constantly. For about 25% of our population, reading proficiently is difficult and sometimes impossible. Teaching an adult to read does not require an education degree. It does require patience and the desire to help transform an adult’s life through literacy. The 12-hour training certification provides teaching strategies, adult learning models, and information on learning disabilities and lesson planning.  A follow up session will be held on January 8, 2018

Mondays 9/25/17-10/30/17; 5:30-8:30pm;


ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR TRAINING   Imagine living in a community where you do not understand the language and cannot read the written word. Now, imagine yourself as part of someone’s solution. Teaching a person to speak and read English doesn’t require that you know their language. It means you have to have the patience and desire to teach language, reading skills and cultural differences. This 12-hour training certification covers second language acquisition, working with cultural differences, and teaching methods.  A follow up session will be held on January 8, 2018

Monday 9/25/17 and then Tuesdays 10/3/17-10/24/17; 5:30-8:30pm;


We hope to hold Hancock County daytime trainings in the Winter/Spring 2018.    If you'd like updates on these sessions, please contact


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 1, 2017 | Read more in: News

Ellsworth Adult Ed Weather/Emergency Cancellations Protocols and Procedures


Weather/Emergency Cancellations Protocols and Procedures:

Ellsworth Adult Education staff and faculty want to ensure that all students remain safe in inclement weather. We wish we could contact each and every one of you when our classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled, but recognize this isn't always realistic.

I've answered a brief Q & A below...hopefully it will address most questions...if not feel free to email and/or call 207.664.7110 for more information.

--Annie Sargent, Adult Education Director, Ellsworth School District


When are Ellsworth Adult Education classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?  

Since Ellsworth Adult Education is a department of Ellsworth School District our closures match the closures of Ellsworth Schools.

  1. If Ellsworth schools are cancelled for the day because of weather, adult education daytime and evening classes are also cancelled.
  2. If Ellsworth schools have early dismissal, then all adult education classes starting at 12 noon or later are cancelled.
  3. If Ellsworth schools after-school activities are cancelled, all adult education classes starting at 2:30pm or later are cancelled.
  4. If the weather forecast suggests deterioration of conditions during evening hours, then classes starting at 4pm or later will be cancelled.  This decision is made by 2pm.

How can you find out that classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?

  1. Check the Ellsworth School District website;
  2. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education website;
  3. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education Facebook page;
  4. Look for announcements on WLBZ TV 2 and WABI TV 5 TV  stations;
  5. Subscribe to the WLBZ text alert service.  Local TV stations are now offering text alert services for late-breaking news, severe weather and school closings.   If you sign up for the text alerts, you will find out immediately that schools are closed. Sign-up is fast and easy.  For WLBZ go to:  There are other options, too!
  6. Call Ellsworth Adult Education at 664.7110.  If you try a couple of times and no one answers after 9am, then it's likely that we are closed and our classes are cancelled.  Our director can check messages left on the general mailbox and can sometimes return your call remotely. 

When will 'make up' classes be held?

A make-up date is included in the catalog description of each Ellsworth Adult Education enrichment class.   If additional make-up dates are required, the dates will be announced at the next class meeting.  

If you have questions about the protocols and procedures, don't hesitate to contact us at or 207.664.7110.



Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 24, 2017


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