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0345 Algebra A

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Alain Nkulu

Algebra A introduces students to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing....

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0340.1 Algebra B

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course covers topics such as systems of equations, polynomials, exponential functions and quadratic equations. The textbook is the same book used in Algebra A....

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02501 Biology

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Catherine Eliot

This course teaches the fundamental principles and concepts involved in the structure and function of living organisms. The course is great for students planning on attending college. Prerequisite: Reading/Writing 200....

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657922 Chemistry

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Julie Conroy

This is a college preparatory course covering the concepts of modern chemistry, including atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, and chemical relationships. A lab is included. Prior algebra knowledge is required. Requirement: A copy of Holt, Rinehart & Winston's Modern Chemistry, 1999. ISBN:...

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0117 Citizenship, Beginning Level

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Mary Bloom

This course will prepare students to take the U.S. citizenship exam. Topics include U.S. history and government, and reading and writing vocabulary needed to pass the exam. The class is designed for students ESOL 3 and below and who have been in this country for 4 years or longer....

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Capstone College Capstone Seminar

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This top-level course, taught by a former college professor, will give students an idea of what it's like to take a seminar course in college. Through exploration of topics such as psychology, philosophy, ethics, and history, the course will consist of intellectually rigorous discussions linked to w...

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0230.1 College Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Leslie Hunt

This top-level English course helps students to create focused, well-developed essays so that they will be ready for college. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills, Reading/Writing 200, and a teacher recommendation....

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7000 English For Computer/It Professionals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Elaine Mahoney

This course will be offered to foreign trained computer/IT professionals or ESOL students who are working in the computer/IT or related field. The course will explore career goals and jobs in the computer/IT field; include an overview of job search skills, workplace communication and computer/IT te...

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nmrc English For It/Computer Professionals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Katie Murray

This course will be offered to foreign trained computer/IT professionals or ESOL students who are working in the computer/IT or related field. The course will explore career goals and jobs in the computer/IT field; include an overview of job search skills, workplace communication and computer/IT te...

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0175 English Through Video Production

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Sara Staples

This course is for ESOL 5/Language Arts students interested in improving their written and oral communication. Students will create online videos to help communicate important information to PAE students. The class will conduct interviews with teachers and staff, write scripts and narrate videos. ...

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0170 Grammar Intensive

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Bridget Balanda

This course is for non-native English speakers at the Language Arts level who need advanced grammar instruction in order to improve their writing. Through weekly writing assignments, students learn passive voice verbs, gerunds and infinitives, articles, and correct ways to join sentences. Prerequisi...

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0320.1 Math Basics

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Kate Butler

Math Basics will help students become comfortable solving problems with whole numbers, and strengthen a student’s number sense....

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0331 Math Brush Up Lab


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This course allows students to work on their individual math goals with a teacher's guidance....

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Data & Algebraic Thinking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Adrian Ayotte

This course will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. Students will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns, functions, and basic algebraic notation....

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Data & Algebraic Thinking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. Students will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns, functions, and basic algebraic notation....

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0335.1 Math Essentials: Decimals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

This course will help students understand decimal numbers and how they relate to fractions and percents. Math operations with decimals will be covered....

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0335.2 Math Essentials: Decimals

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

This course will help students understand decimal numbers and how they relate to fractions and percents. Math operations with decimals will be covered....

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0325 Math Essentials: Fractions

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

This course will help students understand common fractions, decimals and percents so they can actually use them within their day-to-day life. Fraction equivalencies as well as math operations with fractions will be covered....

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001321.2 Money Management

Friday
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about saving money, this class covers the reasons that saving money is so important, including security and safety and trying to plan ahead for major expenses. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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001321 Money Management

Friday
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about financial literacy, this class covers the basics of developing a budget, creating a savings plan, setting financial goals, and repairing poor credit. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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0155 Pronunciation, Beginning

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Marta Greenlaw

In this class, students improve pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent. The speech therapy-trained teacher uses fun exercises to help students learn how to be understood while conversing in English....

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5555 Public Speaking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This course is designed to help non-native English speakers to improve their oral presentation skills. Students will participate in listening and speaking activities to promote oral vocabulary, fluency, clear pronunciation, and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: ESOL 5 or higher....

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0210.2 Reading/Writing 100: Narrative Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Alison Perkins

Students will read and write narrative texts (including memoir), working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.1 Reading/Writing 100: Narrative Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Alison Perkins

Students will read and write narrative texts (including memoir), working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220.1 Reading/Writing 200: Narrative Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Leslie Hunt

Students will read and write narrative texts (including memoir), learning how to write longer pieces and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0220 Reading/Writing 200: Narrative Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

Students will read and write narrative texts (including memoir), learning how to write longer pieces and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0129 Readings In Science

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Carolyn Lancia

Students will learn about the concepts and vocabulary of basic scientific areas. We will practice the reading skills needed for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5, or Reading/Writing 100 or higher....

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0128 Readings In Social Studies

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

Students will learn about social studies concepts and vocabulary in the areas of geography, government, economics, and history. We will practice the reading skills needed for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5, or Reading/Writing 100 or higher....

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87914 U.S. History

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

Students will learn in depth about a few significant times in the history of the United States, including the writing of the Constitution and the Civil War. Students will also study map skills and government while practicing the reading and writing skills needed to earn an adult high school diploma....

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