Portland Adult Education
    • Phone :
    • (207) 874-8155
    • Address :
    • 14 Locust Street
    • Portland, Maine 04101
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New Students

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Portland Adult Education offers a variety of courses in four program areas:

Personal Enri
chmentEnrichment Courses
If you would like to learn a new language, join an exercise class or brush up on your art skills, Enrichment courses are for you.  You can search and register for Enrichment courses online at this link 

Job and Workforce TrainingWorkforce Training
To gain skills for an entry level job, improve your skills for a promotion, or re-enter the workplace, look at our Job and Workforce Training courses.  Many of these courses can be searched and registered for at this link online, or you can learn more about the programs we offer here

Academic and English StudentsESOL Courses
Located at the Cathedral School in downtown Portland.  This program includes courses in English, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Online registration is not available for these courses.  New students must first be seen for an intake to be placed in the proper level.  Appointments are offered throughout the school year, click here for current intake information.

HSD & College Transitions
High School Credential and College Transitions Students

Click here to get started with High School Diploma
Click here to get started with HiSET (formerly GED)
Click here to get started with College Transitions

Schedule for most programs at PAE

Trimester 1 = September to December
Trimester 2 = January to March
Trimester 3 = April to June or July
**Registration starts about one month before each trimester begins**