Adult Education Office

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Course is more than a “gun safety” class. The basic mandatory course consists of classroom and home instruction. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. The course covers the following topics:
• Proper Handling
• Rifle and Shotgun
• Survival/First Aid
• Hunter Responsibility
• Map and Compass
• Landowner Relations
Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts. Courses involve lectures and demonstrations by instructors, homework, field experiences and a final written exam. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Maximum class size is 35.
9/30, 10/2 & 10/7  M&W 6-9pm
Call 568-3426 to register    Fee: $5.00
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Soap Making 10/26
Students & Parents In Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy program adult education instructor position.
To be filled: immediately
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and experience in Adult Education. Must be fingerprinted.

Responsibilities: Recruit, contact, and assess participants. Oversee the development and completion of student academic growth evaluations; coordinate and refer services for students; conducts individual tutoring and small group classes; Attend staff development, maintain weekly contract with students at their home; maintain a flexible schedule to work with students in the home; attend team meetings; maintain daily logs and monthly reports; Represent SPICE in the community; other duties needed to fulfill the goals of the program.

Reports to: Adult & Community Education Director
Logistics: 35 hours per week; 190 days per year; insurance and benefits included. Travel/mileage included from office to home of family literacy families.Will be required to complete RSU 3 application found online,
Please send resume and cover letter to: Superintendent of Schools, 84 School Street, Unity, ME 04988, Attn: Adult Education/SPICE instructor.
If there are any questions, please contact Pat Hughes,
RSU3 Adult & Community Education is more than just a school and testing site; it’s a community where instructors, tutors and support staff are committed to helping you reach your academic goals, as well as, assisting you develop a plan to achieve your career goals!
What is the best education/career path for you?
RSU3 Adult and Community Education Staff would like to congratulate the 2019 Graduates! It has been a pleasure working with all of you and we wish you the best as you start the next chapter in your life.
The Adult & Community Education Fall classes will begin the week of September 9th. Watch your mailbox for the Fall brochure due to be out mid August. Have a safe and happy summer!😎



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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