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Envision. Enact. Engage. 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the MDI HIGH SCHOOL campus is closed so there will be no adult education classes until further notice.

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Mt. Desert Island Adult and Community Education offers free and/or affordable education to adult

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.




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.

  • Apr
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    Driver’s Ed Spring

    Driver’s Edge Driving School offers Driver Education at MDIHS. Students must be at least 15 years old by the date of the first class. Registrations forms can be found at the MDIHS main office or contact the Adult Ed office or email mdiae@mdirss.org for a downloadable copy. A deposit of $100 must be returned with […]

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    Heartsaver CPR/AED

    The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED.This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for:·  Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements.·  Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the […]

  • Apr
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    Heartsaver First Aid

    The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures-Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for: Security and airline personnel; Camp counselors;       Police and firefighters; Teachers and day-care workers; Aerobics teachers / physical […]

  • Jun
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    Building Credit: Let’s Talk About It.

    Join us to explore wise use of credit. Learn more about your credit score and why it matters.

  • Jun
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    Budgeting Basics

    THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. WE WILL EMAIL YOU IF WE SET A NEW DATE. MEANWHILE YOU CAN TAKE THIS CLASS ONLINE AT THIS SITE.     In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall […]

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