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

Class Schedule

PAE offers courses in trimesters each school year:

Trimester 1: September - December
Trimester 2: January - March
Trimester 3: April - June

**Registration starts about one month before each trimester begins**

Courses are offered at various times throughout the school year to accommodate work and family schedules.


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.

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The Academic program includes classes in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies to help you achieve your goal.

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To gain skills for an entry level job, improve your skills for a promotion, or re-enter the workplace, look at our Workforce courses. 

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English Learning

This program includes courses in English, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

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High School Credentials

We can help you determine if a diploma or the HiSET (formerly GED) is the right credential for you.

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New Mainers Resource Center

The New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC) is a program serving immigrants, refugees and employers in the Greater Portland area.

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Intake Information

We want to place you in the right course and encourage you to schedule an intake appointment:

 Intake Information

Search Courses and Register

Find Academic classes and register on our online portal. Please note we do not accept online or mail-in registrations for these classes:

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