Program Summaries

Adult Basic Education

A category of instruction designed for adults who lack competence in reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, or computation at a level necessary to function in society, on a job, or in the family. Learners placed in this category will have an assessment level from grade 0 to grade 8.

  • Current ABE Programs:  Our ABE programming serves any native English speaker assessed at grade 0 to grade 8 not in any other program. 

 

Adult Secondary Education

A category of instruction designed for adults who have some literacy skills and can function in everyday life but who are not proficient or do not have a certificate of graduation or its equivalent from a secondary school. Learners placed in this category will have an assessment level of grade 9 to grade 12.

  • Current ASE Programs:  There are two programs in this category. The first serves anyone working on completing the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). The second is the Two Bridges Jail program which is designed to help inmates work toward their HiSET completion.

 

English Language

A category of instruction designed to help adult non-native English speakers (English Language Learners) with limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.

  • Current EL Programs:  We have two current English Language (EL) programs. The first serves non-native speakers of English (English Language Learners/ELL) at any grade level. The second is designed specifically to help participants obtain U.S. Citizenship.

 

Family Literacy

A category of instruction with a literacy component for parents and children or other intergenerational literacy components.

  • Current FL Programs:  We have one program in this category.  The Parent Support program is designed for parents with low English literacy skills with children in Pre-K to Grade 2.  The goal is to meet weekly with the parents during the school year to go over the forms and information sent home from the school or the teachers.

 

Workplace Literacy

A category of instruction designed to improve the productivity of the workforce through improvement of literacy skills needed in the workplace. For TCL, this includes any targeted program involving students who do not desire tutoring as defined by any of our other programs.

  • Current WL Programs:  We have three programs in this category. The first is the Career Center program, designed to develop job seekers' basic computer literacy skills. The second is a Driver License program to help people obtain a Maine Driver License. The third is a tutoring program at Southern Maine Community College to help students who need assistance with English comprehension of the course materials.

 

Other Institutional

A category of instruction providing programming in collaboration with any other medical or special institution.

 

  • Current OI Programs:  We have two programs in this category. The first is Elder Literacy for elderly individuals in group homes and retirement homes. The second involves working with Developmentally Delayed individuals; we currently work with Elmhurst clients and Spindleworks artists.