APRIL 2020 —
Spring Forward with Adult Education
In past years, we have seen students make significant progress towards their academic goals during April and May. Clearly this year is different, but we want you to know that time spent prepping for exams and working on High School Completion credits is time well spent. HiSET testing will be scheduled individually for students as soon as possible, and students are now able to log hours towards diploma credits remotely. In fact, we have multiple students that will be earning their final credits needed to complete their credentials this spring. Getting prepared now will bring you closer to your diploma! Please note that Adult Ed operates on a different schedule than the K-12 schools. Our academic tutoring, advising, and testing will continue into the summer. Plan to keep putting in the time. One to two hours twice a week will get you where you want to go faster than you think!
We will observe April break next week to allow students and instructors a chance to reboot. There will be no regular classes held via Zoom or phone (with the exception of our English Language Learning conversation group which will meet on Tuesday at 4pm and the CT English group on Wednesday via Zoom). Academic students can continue accruing hours and studying using HiSET Academy, Khan Academy, and/or OdysseyWare. Administrative program staff will be available by appointment. If you are interested in scheduling an advising meeting with Caitlin, please get in touch with her via email or text. If you call our offices next week, expect to leave a message and we’ll return your call.
New Registrations Welcome!
We welcome new and returning students to register for any of our academic programs! HiSET prep, High School Diploma Completion, College Transitions, and English Language Learning for Adults are all continuing to be offered remotely. We’re prepped and ready to help you achieve your academic goals! Click here to register online or call our office at 207-594-9764.
After-School Art Programs
Any family can request weekly e-newsletters from TGS Art Club Instructor, Cindy McGuirl, that contain awesome new projects to do at home. Please email her to be added to the list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts in Action instructor, Alexis Iammarino, partners with Kim Bernard of the The Landing Place to host a weekly Art Making Zoom group that keeps TLP youth creatively connected by providing them with prompts for art making. Contact Alexis for more information on youth and high school art opportunities at email@example.com.
Be Kind to Yourself
Maybe you have more time than before, so you are able to tackle projects or learning with energy. Or, maybe you have more to do than before, such as helping kids with schoolwork, and you are feeling overwhelmed with your own academics. Or, maybe you swing back and forth between those extremes, regardless–All of this is OK! There is no right way to feel right now. Try to find things that feel comforting and healthy, like making phone dates with friends, getting outside every day, and getting enough sleep to reduce anxiety. Some folks are planting seeds, sewing masks, and singing on Quarantine Karaoke (we agree this is an acquired taste). Do the best you can, forgive yourself for days that aren’t great, and try again tomorrow. We’ll get through this together–we’re here for you!
And speaking of being kind to yourself, all currently enrolled academic students are invited to join our Yoga for the People class via Zoom at no charge. Call Callie at 594-9764 to register!