Education Can Light Up Your Night Life
Jazz up your night life and brighten your future this Winter with
Laconia Adult Education, invites Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.
Laconia Adult Education kicks off a new season of exciting
enrichment courses. Belly Dancing, Welding, Guitar, Chinese Cooking,
Quilting, Yoga, Fly Tying, Golf, Water Color Painting, Dog
Obedience, Farm to Table Cuisine and Computer classes are just a few
of the cool courses offered for the Winter Semester 2016.
Enrichment classes are scheduled to begin the week of January 25,
2016. Laconia Adult Education truly offers something for
everyone, notes Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.
You can prepare for the “NEW” SAT or the HiSET (formerly GED) Exam,
attend Laconia Academy to get your high school diploma, or enjoy an
evening Wine Tasting Seminar and Gourmet Dinner. Enroll in a
“FREE” Retirement Tips and Strategies Series and learn how to make
smart investments in stocks and bonds for retirement and today’s
rollercoaster stock market. Enroll in a Reiki, T’ai Chi Chih, Yoga
for the Over 50 crowd or learn about Mindfulness and Awareness to
reduce the stress in your life! Be adventurous and try
your hand at Woodworking, Knitting for Beginners, Oil Painting
Studio, Bead Weaving or Photography. Learn how to speak Spanish,
French or take a Sign Language Class. Enjoy a class in Mah
Jongg Made Easy or join the Oil Painting Studio. Be bold
and enroll in a Cake Decorating, Line Dancing, or Zumba experience.
Computer classes for the Computer Illiterate are offered in addition
to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, or IPAD and Social Media: Tips &
Sign up for a class in Welding Basics Arc, Gas, Mig & Tig or an
Advanced Welding class specializing in MIG,TIG and STICK &
FABRICATION Techniques or try your hand at Woodworking, Meditation,
SolidWorks Mechanical Design Basics and also a Beyond the Basics
SolidWorks class! Learn about the benefits of Acupuncture, Herbs &
Holistic Medicine. A free six week course will be offered in
Holistic Roots to Healthy Living and Lifestyle Choices taught by
Brian Paterson, ND. Enroll in Golf for Beginners or the
Intermediate golfer this Spring and watch your golf game improve!
Pre-nursing courses are offered in Chemistry & Lab, Human Biology &
Lab and Algebra I. The Algebra I course is designed to help students
improve their Math Skills and scores so when they go on to
post-secondary educational opportunities, they will be able to
enroll in regular courses leading to their degree. Otherwise, if the
Accuplacer scores are low on a college level they will have to spend
time in remedial math classes. Fill leisure hours and have fun
in Genealogy. A free Reiki seminar is also offered.
Attorney Scott McGuffin will be teaching a class on Estate, Wills,
Trusts & Guardianship Planning. Learn to train your dog in a Basic
or Advanced Dog Obedience class that will help fill leisure evening
Learn to speak, read, write and understand English for those
individuals living in the Lakes Region who have moved here from a
foreign country. The ESOL classes are FREE and meet Tuesday &
Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for eleven (11) weeks. Learn
to speak and understand English in a friendly and encouraging
environment. If you know of someone who needs ESOL help,
please call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
A high school diploma enables one to get a
job or job promotion, enlist in the military service, get a pay
increase, and improve one’s sense of self-esteem and personal
self-worth. Laconia Academy, the adult high school diploma
program, enables anyone wishing to return to the classroom at night,
the chance to earn a high school diploma. Classes meet from
6:00-9:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday evenings. A high school
transcript from the last school attended is necessary. Credit
is given for those courses successfully passed. Life
experience credits are also given for work and military experience.
Laconia Academy is also approved for anyone eligible for Veterans’
Laconia Academy also enables In-School Youths, lacking the proper
number of credits to graduate in June 2016 with their class, to
enroll and take courses. Permission is needed from the
principal of the sending school in order for an in-school youth to
enroll at Laconia Academy. Credits for courses successfully
passed at Laconia Academy will be transferred back to the day
program prior to the June graduation date.
Bank of NH provides limited Scholarship help to residents of
Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Plymouth
and Bristol, wishing to attend Laconia Academy and earn a High
School Diploma. Financial need must be demonstrated. The Adult
Success Program (ASP) through a Grant from the NH Charitable
Foundation, Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation and the Altrusa Club of
Laconia will also provide very limited scholarship help depending on
real demonstrated financial need.
Statistics show that one out of seven adults in New Hampshire does
not have a high school diploma. You are not alone. 1,277
Lakes Region adults have earned their high school diploma through
Laconia Academy. Everyone knows how important an education is.
Do something special and treat yourself to a more successful career
and rewarding life by earning your high school diploma. Laconia
Academy gives Lakes Region residents a second chance to go back to
school and earn a high school diploma so that no one is left behind.
Call 524-5712 to set up an appointment to enroll in classes for the
Winter Semester 2016.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes help adults to improve their
basic math and reading skills in a classroom setting. The
Adult Math and Reading Clinics emphasize basic math competencies and
reading comprehension skills. It helps adults feel more
competent in being able to meet their personal, vocational and
family obligations by improving their life and academic skills.
Classes are FREE and meet from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and
The High School Equivalency HiSET (formerly GED) Preparation classes
are due to start on Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14
from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for an 11 week semester. The HiSET Test
offers adults a quick way to gain a secondary completion. It
is a HiSET Certificate and not a High School Diploma. A HiSET
Certificate enables you to attend a Vocational-Technical or
Community College or apply for a job where a High School education
is required. The HiSET Exam is given by appointment only.
You must be 18 years of age or older to take the HiSET Test.
Anyone under age eighteen must be enrolled in a HiSET Daytime
Options Program in order to be able to take the HiSET Test. Daytime
HiSET Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 9:00am –
2:00pm. This Program is FREE. Information can be obtained by
calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
The Adult Tutorial Program for Belknap County helps non-reading
adults learn to read, write, and do simple mathematical computations
needed for everyday life. The Tutorial Program also needs
tutors who are willing to help people learn to speak, read and write
English as a second language. Volunteer tutors are needed to
be trained to work on a one-to-one basis with adult learners who
cannot read and need to learn to speak English. There is no
pressure in the Tutorial Program. There are no grades
involved. The Tutorial Program is always on the lookout for
adults who need help with reading or math skills. Perhaps you
know of a relative, friend, or someone you work with who can’t read
or needs to learn to speak English. Call 524-5712 and make a
referral. All information is strictly confidential. In
2016, there is no need for anyone to be embarrassed because they
can’t read or speak English. Help is only a phone call away.
Add a class to your night life and brighten your future this Winter
with Laconia Adult Education! Life-long learning and
continuing education enables one to enrich leisure hours. Laconia
Adult Education offers a wide variety of enriching opportunities and
experiences for everyone in the community. Call 524-5712 or
stop by the Adult Education Office in Room #805 at Laconia High