Adult Education Office

May 6th new class. This class is filling fast. 

  1. Please have applicants get DOT physical before class begins;
  2. Mon thru Thursday 8:30-12:30 @ 93 Unity Road Albion;
  3. Class A or B;
  4. Last class at current prices ($4395 Class A or  $2295 Class B.

Call me 207-313-0325.

COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE CLASS A:                                                  Spaulding

80 hours classroom instruction, mostly during the first two weeks. Some lab work and driving during the first two weeks. Beginning the third week, students will be doing nearly all lab work and driving. Students will only need to be on site part time once the 80 hours class time is over (4 hours/day). Students will be scheduled to take the permit test after the class work is completed. Students will receive a minimum of 44 hours behind-the-wheel, consisting of at least 12 hours on the road. The remaining behind-the-wheel time will be spent on the off-road driving range, working on maneuvers needed to pass the license test. Lab time consists of inspecting vehicles, hooking and unhooking trailers, and possibly other hand-on learning activities. Cost per student for materials varies: A DOT physical is needed prior to class ($100). Permit application ($35), and each additional endorsement is $10 (tank, hazmat, double/triple trailer).           Minimum/Maximum number of students: 3 min/4max

COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE CLASS B:                                                  Spaulding

Prepare for your Class B Commercial Driver License in this 72 hour course (42 classroom hours, 30 hours behind the wheel hours). This course is approved by the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Additional endorsements such as a tanker, or hazmat will be covered upon request. Free use of equipment for your first driving test is included.


Looking for a big rig opportunity?

  • Do you have a clean driving record?
  • Can you pass a DOT physical?
  • Can you pass a drug test?

Contact RSU3 Adult & Community Education for information about a new no-cost CDL/Class B Driver License for qualifying participants” through the Maine CareerCenter. (Self-pay is available through Keep Right Driving School for those who do not meet funding requirements.)


Successful completion of the course will result in a Class B license with a tanker & hazmat



M,T,W,Th,F from 8:30am-12:30pm, 25 sessions

Career Interest Inventory

A trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap fA trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap fur bearing animals and provides a foundation of knowledge upon which to build. Topics in the 10 hour course include proper trapping equipment and use, responsible trap setting, the importance of good wildlife management practices, and habits and traits of fur bearers.Students must pass a written exam. All Trapping Education courses are home study courses. (Home study requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home, in order to receive your certificate.) Students must be at least 10 years old and under12 accompanied by and adult.
BEGINS: 4/24 at the Brooks Fire Dept. from 6-9pm. The second part of this class will be held on Sunday, May 19 from 8 am-4 pm at the Sheepscot Fish and Game Club in Palermo.  Fee: $5
15 spots available
Call the RSU3 Adult Ed office at 568-3426 to register
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The RSU3 SPICE Family Literacy Program mourns the passing of Barbara Bush, the Founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The SPICE Program has received grants over the past several years from the BBFL foundation. Mrs. Bush is a true inspiration, her legacy will live on and continue to impact lives for years and years to come.

Above picture: Pat Hughes, (far right) Director of RSU3 Adult & Community Education with Dorothy  (Doro)Bush Koch and Barbara Bush. Pat is receiving a BBFL grant for the RSU#3 SPICE Family Literacy Program.

“Mrs. Bush believed that every man, woman and child should have the opportunity to secure a better life through literacy. In 1989, this belief inspired her to establish the Barbara Bush Foundation for FamilyLiteracy, which has provided educational opportunities for Americans of all ages, in all 50 states, over the past 29 years.” BBFL Press Release April 17, 2018

The RSU#3 Adult & Community Education program is on the FY16 Maine Adult Education Top Performer list!!!!



The Board of Directors of RSU 3 are proud to announce that the RSU 3 Adult & Community Education, Students & Parents in Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy Program has recently been selected to receive a $2,500 award from the Library of Congress for their implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. The RSU 3 SPICE program is one of 14 programs in the world to receive the honor this year. The 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards were announced by Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, at the National Book Festival gala on September 23, 2016.


The Library of Congress awards honor organizations working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and worldwide. These awards recognized those organizations doing exemplary, innovative, and replicable work, and they spotlight the need for global community to unite in striving for universal literacy.


  • Members of the RSU 3 SPICE Program are Patricia Hughes, Tammie Leach, Marie Roberts, and Amanda Winchenbach. RSU 3 Superintendent of Schools, Paul Austin, will travel to Washington DC on October 27th to accept the award on behalf of RSU 3 and the Adult & Community Education, SPICE program. The 206 Library of Congress award winners are:
  • Afghanistan Center at Kabul University, Kabul;
  • Cell Ed, Los Angeles;
  • Chicago Literacy Alliance, Chicago;
  • Ethiopia Reads, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
  • GIZPCP, Kabul;
  • Library for All, New York;
  • National Center on Adult Literacy, Washington, DC
  • NCLANA, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand;
  • New York City Department of Homeless Services, New York;
  • Rumi Initiative, Tornonto;
  • Sipar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
  • Students and Parents in Cooperative Education, Thorndike, Maine;
  • Ze Peao School Programme, João Pessoa, Brazil.




Enrolling in the Health Marketplace may seem a bit dauting-trying to understand all your options and what is required can be confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself computer savvy. You don’t have to do it along. Join our certified application counselors in the computer lab, where they can assist you and answer your questions while you are completing the enrollment.


Call the RSU#3 Adult Education Office at 568-3426 to register today!!



Congratulations to the Adult Education 2018 Graduates!!!


The RSU#3 Adult & Community Education Program is located in the
High School Office at the Mount View Complex
HiSET-The New High School Equivalence Diploma

Beginning in February 2014, RSU 3 residents who seek to earn a high school equivalency diploma for employment or post secondary education purposes will be tested using the HiSET®, an exam created by Educational Testing Services (ETS). This is the same group who administers the SAT test series. This new test will cover five core areas: Language Arts – Reading; Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.


The great news is that any official GED® exam scores will carry over to the HiSET® exam through a score conversion scale developed by ETS for one year. That means that if you passed an official GED® exam, you will NOT have to re-take that exam.


However, the HiSET® scoring system will include two scoring benchmarks. 1. a minimum passing score range showing skills necessary for high school completion as well as life and job entrance skills and 2. a higher score range showing skills necessary for high school completion and college and career readiness.


Please join us this February to start the process to finish your high school credential! 

Call the RSU#3 Adult & Community Education to register at 568-3426


Community Connection for High Speed, Broadband Internet Technical Assistance

ConnectMe AuthorityCommunity Connection for High-Speed Broadband Internet Technical Assistance.

RSU#3 Adult & Community Education 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. Contact our office and arrange a special presentation on the importance of high speed interent for your civic or social organization.

High Speed Internet Connectivity

Look for this symbol in our catalog. It identifies courses and workshops where you’ll 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.


The MARTI project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Broadband Infrastructure Program Award Number 23-50-M09062.



This is your community program and we need your support, your suggestions and your participation, as students, as teachers and as community members. If you have a skill, hobby or an idea that you would like to share, we would like to talk to you.

We are always looking for something new and exciting to offer our community.

We would like your feedback as to what would make this a more valuable program to you.

Please contact us at 568-3426 for a course proposal



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577 Mount View Rd, Thorndike ME 04986
Phone: (207)-568-3426


Director: Pat Hughes

Administrative Assistant:  Tammie Leach