Mt. Desert Island Adult Education serves the Mt. Desert Island area and surrounding islands. Our office is located behind the Mount Desert Island High School.

Adult education in Maine is a statewide system of more than 80 connected learning programs and centers from Kittery to Fort Kent and everywhere in between.

Adult education programs offer courses in 5 major categories:

Business & Skills Training courses help prepare Maine citizens by providing the modern skills training necessary for new careers, promotions, and other career advancement.

College Transitions courses assist people of all ages wishing to make the transition into college-level courses.

HiSET & High School Completion courses help people complete their high school education. These programs are free to Maine residents. Students should be 17+ years old and not currently enrolled in a K-12 school.

Literacy courses give people the guidance, support, and training necessary to improve their literacy skills and the literacy skills of their family.This also may include ESA (English Language Acquisition) classes.

Personal enrichment courses include lessons in skills such as cooking and musical instruments, and also include a variety of unique and fun experiences including travel.

In any economy, Adult Education courses are great choices because they are local, affordable, and are designed to fit within your schedule.