Welcome to our new website!

Envision. Enact. Engage. 

Due to COVID-19 we are currently not able to run in-person classes or meetings. However, we will still work with diploma students online.


Links for online learning on a wide variety of topics will be updated as we have them. We will also promote programming from other programs and providers that will also be online since geography is no longer a barrier.


Want to learn more about ZOOM? Using Zoom allows you to meet with people online! Click here for a tutorial to get you started.

Services provided include:

 high school completion

transition services to college or career

career and college exploration

career and college preparation

driver’s education

workforce training

proctoring services for college classes (fee for non-UMaine System schools)

proctoring workforce certificate programs

enrichment classes



 Mount Desert Island Adult Education’s Age Policy:  Unless otherwise noted in the course description, courses are open to individuals seventeen years and older, who are not attending K-12 schools.  In some cases, permission may be granted by the director. 

Please contact Anne Patterson, Director, for details: 288-4703 or email her at apatterson@mdirss.org.




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Red. Right. Return to Learning.

Learning for everyone

Make this the year you earn your high school diploma… change jobs…                                  learn an new skill…  gain a new hobby….

Whatever new skill or life change you’re dreaming of, there’s a good chance your local Maine adult education program can help you get there.

  • Sep
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    Gentle & Restorative Yoga

    Online class: Fight stress and find peace with this gentle and restorative yoga class. No experience necessary. This six-week course can be done at your own pace. Each class is one hour long and will start with gentle stretching, move into prolonged holding of poses using props (pillows or a block) for 2-5 minutes, and […]

  • Oct
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    Lymphatic Self Care: Supporting Our Immune System

    Online class: Learn about the lymphatic system and spend most of the class doing gentle exercises and treatment techniques. Exercise modifications will be explained. We’ll target key areas with movement, breath, and gentle friction to move lymph, boost your immune system, and reduce pain and stiffness. You’ll receive a handout with all the info at […]

  • Oct
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    Navigating the Financial Aid Process (College)

    Check out the upcoming Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) free webinar: Navigating the Financial Aid Process  Click Here to Register. Learn more about what you need to know when applying for financial aid – it can be confusing, but the FAME professionals will help you get prepared, explain what you need to do and when, and […]

  • Oct
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    Personal Support Specialist (PSS)

    Go to this link for details: Class is offered through RSU24 Adult Ed The cost is $300. “This class is online, except for the clinical hours which are scheduled for Saturday, 11/7, 8:30-5:30 at the Sullivan Learning Center, Sullivan, ME. This is a 50-hour training program necessary for certification as a Personal Support Specialist (PSS).  […]

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    Spanish (Block 1)

    Online class: A beginner’s Spanish class, this first 4 weeks will introduce learners to basic vocabulary, grammar, and beginner conversation. Effort will be made to tailor the class to learner’s interests and needs. Students will need to purchase “Spanish Made Simple: Revised and Updated” by Judith Nemethy.  Limited copies are available for sale through MDI […]

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