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    West Haven adult education
                                                            Dear West Haven Resident:
 Dear Friends:                                                     Adult Education offers citizens from
      I am proud to commend each                            our community many opportunities to
                                                            continue to learn, improve skills, and quite
 of you for continuing your education
                                                            possibly make a better future for you
 with the West Haven Adult Educa-                           and your family. We are proud to offer
 tion Program.                                              a variety of classes that will allow you to
                                                            earn a high school diploma, prepare you
     A quality education provides                           to compete in the business world, or even
 you with the foundation to seek                            take up a new hobby.
                                                                   A primary goal of any educational institution is to create
higher education or to pursue a career. It is also an
                                                             life-long learners, and our programs make that possible.
important step in helping you realize your dreams            I encourage all of you to take a few moments and explore this
and full potential. I encourage you to act on your           catalog. Believe me, there’s something in it for everyone! As
                                                             with most things in life, the hardest part is taking a chance and
idealism, to deepen your educational experiences,            getting started.
and to maintain the courage of your convictions.                   Our professional staff is ready, willing, and able to assist
     America needs your energy, creativity, and              you in planning a program that meets your needs. Please call
                                                             them and make an appointment.
determination. By choosing the hard rights over the                Thank you for taking the time to look into our programs
easy wrongs, your hard work and perseverance will            and best wishes for success in whatever career path you may
                                                             choose to pursue.
help you contribute to the strength of our nation, as                Sincerely,
well as meet your own personal goals.                                        Neil C. Cavallaro
     My family joins me in sending best wishes for a                    Superintendent of Schools
wonderful semester and for every future success and
                    Very truly yours,                       Dear West Haven Resident:
                         John M. Picard                          At West Haven Adult Eduction,
                              Mayor                         we provide you with opportunities
                       City of West Haven                   that will enhance your personal
                                                            interests or assist you in your
                                                            career goals.
                                                                 In our academic selections, we
        West Haven                                          provide High School Completion, the Connecticut
                                                            State High School Equivalency course (GED), and the
     Board of education                                     National External Diploma Program (NEDP).
                                                                Our expanded vocational programs offer you
                                                            new skills that will bring you from the classroom to
   Howard Horvath - Chairman                                the workplace. Computer courses, business course
                                                            selections, and a CNA program are but a few of our
         T. Sean Maher - Vice Chairman                      career programs. We also provide a large variety of
                                                            general interest classes to choose from.
              Eric Murillo - Secretary / Treasurer              As we guide our students through this fast
                                                            changing world, we continue to provide opportunities
                        Dorinda Borer                       to help them meet new challenges. West Haven Adult
                                                            Education offers something for everyone. Why not
                           Andrew DePalma                   take a few minutes to look over our catalog, see what
                                                            we have to offer, and select one or more courses that
                              Patrick Egolum                meet your personal, professional, and / or educational
                            M. Toni Paine                       Our knowledgeable and talented staff will assist
                                                            you in all your educational endeavors. Adult Educa-
                           Mark Palmieri                    tion is your key to the world!
                                                                               Francine Coppola, Director
                      Robert Saley                                            West Haven Adult Education

           registration information
  HigH scHool diploma                                                       g.e.d. students
       New H.S. Diploma Students                                                New G.E.D. Students
 Placement Test: January 3, 4, 5, 10, 2011 at 4:00 & 5:00 P.M.              Placement Test & Registration
                By Appointment Only!                                   January 3, 4, 5, 10, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.
      Call: 203-937-4375 (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)                          Call: 203-937-4375 (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)

        Returning H.S. Diploma                                        Returning G.E.D. Student Registration
         Student Registration                                        January 3, 4, 5, 10, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
                January 3, 4, 5, 6, 2011
             from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
                By Appointment Only!
      Call: 203-937-4375 (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)
                                                                            High School Diploma Classes
                                                                                   Begin January 24, 2011
                                                                                      G.E.D. Classes
            esl students                                                           Begin January 24, 2011
               January 10, 11, 12, 13, 2011
                from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
                  January 10, 11, 2011
                                                                           general interest
               from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
                                                                     January 10, 11, 12, 13, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
           ESL Beginner Morning Class                                   January 10, 11, 2011 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
         Will be held at Savin Rock School
 Registration: January 10, 11, 12, from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.
           at the Family Resource Center
                                                                           National External Diploma
           General Interest Classes
                                                                      Informational sessions are held monthly. Our next
              and ESL Classes                                          informational session will be held on Wednesday,
              Begin January 31, 2011
                                                                     January 12th, at 5:30 P.M. For information concern-
                                                                        ing additional sessions please contact the West
                                                                        Haven Adult Education office at 203-937-4375.
For more Information:
    Call: 203-937-4375 or visit us at:

                   scHool                                                          adult
          administration                                                       education staff
                                                                     Francine Coppola - Director
               Neil C. Cavallaro                                     David G. Russell - High School Diploma Coordinator
              Superintendent of Schools                              Kathleen Donroe - Connecticut Adult Performance Facilitator
                                                                     Madelyne Mihalyak - G.E.D. Coordinator
       Anne P. Druzolowski, Ed.D                                     D. Gordon Leahey - Guidance Counselor
        Assistant Superintendent of Schools                          Tamara Mursko - Data Entry Administrator
                                                                     Susan Jayne - Secretary

                  spring 2011 calendar
    JANuARy                               FEBRuARy                                   MARCH
   M T W TH F                            M T W TH F                                M T W TH F
     3      4      5        6      7            1        2        3      4                   1    2      3      4
    10     11     12     13     14        7     8        9       10      11           7      8    9     10      11
    17     18     19     20     21       14     15       16      17      18         14       15   16    17      18
    24     25     26     27     28       21     22       23      24      25         21       22   23    24      25
    31                                   28                                         28       29   30    31

     APRIL                                  MAy                                       JuNE
   M T W TH F                            M T W TH F                                M T W TH F
                                   1      2     3        4        5      6                        1      2      3
     4      5      6        7      8      9     10       11      12      13           6      7    8      9     10
    11     12     13     14     15       16     17       18      19      20         13       14   15    16     17
    18     19     20     21     22       23     24       25      26      27         20       21   22    23     24
    25     26     27     28     29       30     31                                  27       28   29    30

                = Important Dates                                          = Non-School Days
  A.M. Registration                    January 10 - 14       Martin Luther King Day                     January 17
  P.M. Registration                    January 10 - 11
  High School Diploma Classes Begin        January 24        Mid Winter Recess                    February 21 - 25
  GED Classes Begin                        January 24        Parent Visiting (High School)               March 23
  ESL Classes Begin                        January 31
                                                             Spring Recess                             April 18 - 22
  General Interest Classes Begin           January 31
  Adult Ed. Graduation                         May 24        Memorial Day                                    May 30

         taBle         of   contents                                   course locations
Registration Information                            3
School Calendar                                     4                 West Haven High School (WHHS)
Pathways To High School Completion                  5                          1 McDonough Plaza
Free Basic Education Classes                        6                     West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Courses at a Glance & Bus Trips                     7
Self Enrichment - Online Courses                    8          West Haven Community House (WHCH)
Self Enrichment                                9 & 10                        227 Elm Street
Creative Arts                                      11                 West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Dance                                              11
Languages                                          11                 Savin Rock Community School
Business & Career                             12 & 13                            50 Park Street
Information and How to Register                    14                    West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Registration Form                                  15

   patHWays to HigH scHool completion
  option #1                   HigH scHool diploma program
   West Haven Adult High School is open to residents who are at least 16
years old, have not achieved a high school diploma, and are officially
withdrawn from high school.
   New students must be evaluated in the areas of math and reading before
they can register for classes. Call 203-937-4375 to make an appointment for
the January evaluation sessions.
                                                                                                 Your Name Goes Here
   Once new students have completed their evaluation they are given
an appointment to meet with a guidance counselor. An individual learning
plan will be made at that time.
   The West Haven Adult High School is here to help you succeed in meeting
your goal of achieving your high school diploma.

       West Haven                     connecticut adult virtual HigH scHool
                          The Connecticut Adult Virtual High School program provides students enrolled in West Haven’s
     Adult Education
        offers you
     Learning Options!

                          Adult Education Credit Diploma Program the option to earn credits online. With counselor
                         approval, a student can enroll in Introduction to Online Learning and Academic Courses.
                          For further information, please call: West Haven Adult Education at 203-937-4375.

  option #2              general education diploma - g.e.d.
    This course is designed to prepare students to take the High School Equivalency exam                      HAV
(G.E.D.). Anyone who does not have a high school diploma, is 17 years of age, officially               WEST       EN
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withdrawn from school for six months, or whose high school class has graduated, is eligible                  ED
to take the G.E.D. exam. Students will be given a placement exam in order to determine which
academic areas need to be improved. Upon completion of the placement tests, students will
be placed in classes to help them pass state G.E.D. entrance examination standards. If a
student has mastered these prerequisites, they will be given G.E.D. practice tests. Class time
will be spent studying the five subject areas of the G.E.D.: Reading, Writing Skills, Social Studies,
Science, and Math. Upon successful completion of the practice exams, students who qualify can register for the
G.E.D. exam in the West Haven Adult Education Office. The G.E.D. exam is offered at various test sites in the state of
Connecticut. Applications for the G.E.D. exam are available at the West Haven Adult Education Office on Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. You must apply in person approximately one month prior to the
desired test date. Be sure to bring a photo ID along with the $13.00 exam fee.
105-5 (Mornings) T, Th & F                 9:00-11:00 a.m.     105-6 (Evenings)           M, T & W          6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 Weeks                                                       10 Weeks Room                                           D18
Begins January 25                                  WHCH        Begins January 24                                   WHHS

  option #3              national external diploma program
                          N.E.D.P.                    This is an alternate route to earning a high school diploma.
                          Students are expected to demonstrate a number of life skills through several tasks. Each candidate
                              must also demonstrate an individual skill in an occupational, academic, or specialized area.
                                            Students must be 22 years of age or older.
                                 Informational sessions are held monthly. Our next informational session will be held on
                               Wednesday, January 12th, at 5:30 P.M. at WHHS. For information concerning additional
                          sessions please contact the West Haven Adult Education office at 203-937-4375.

                         free Basic education
                                                                                103-5 Citizenship
 English-As-A-Second Language                                                              This exciting and informative class is designed
                                                                                                to prepare you for the naturalization
  Beginning English-As-A-Second Language (ESL)                                                            examination offered by the U.S.
         Instruction begins with emphasis on                                                                Immigration and Naturalization
     pronunciation, vocabulary, and conversation.                                                           Service. The information in this
         The emphasis is on spoken English.                                                                  class covers U.S. government
                                                                                                              & history, the laws and rules of
                                                                                                              naturalization, and the
           esl daytime classes                                                     application and interview process. A real must for any
                                                                                    prospective citizen.
 101-5                       M&W                  9:00-11:00 a.m.                   Th                                         6:30-8:30 p.m.
 10 Weeks                                       Community Room               10 Weeks                                             Room F107
 Begins January 31                             Savin Rock School             Begins February 3                                        WHHS
    In collaboration with the West Haven Family Resource Center,
       this program will offer childcare for children 2 - 5 years old.       109-5 Basic Adult Math
                                                                             This course is designed to help adults refresh their Math skills.
 101-6                       T, Th & F              9:00-11:00 a.m.          A relaxing environment where you can get ready for a career
 10 Weeks                                                                    change or other job opportunities.
 Begins February 1                                           WHCH            M&W                                              6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                             10 Weeks                                            Room C111
           esl evening classes                                               Begins January 31                                       WHHS
101-7 Beginning English-As-A-Second Language (ESL)
M, T & W                                6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 Weeks
Begins January 31                              WHHS                                                  West Haven
                                                                                              family resource center

                                                                                . ..
106-5 Intermediate English-As-A-Second Language (ESL)                           The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers:
This course is designed to help develop skills learned in                                    Beginning Adult ESL with childcare

                                                                                  . .
Beginning ESL. Instruction in grammar, conversation, and                              Playgroups for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
reading is emphasized.                                                                         Parent Education Workshops

                                                                               ..                                 .
M, T & W                                       6:30-8:30 p.m.                                    Daycare provider training
10 Weeks                                                                                 Enrichment activities for Savin Rock students
Begins January 31                                      WHHS                      Pregnancy Prevention programs        Teen Parent Program
                                                                                      Before and after school programs at Savin Rock
102-5 Advanced English-As-A-Second Language (ESL)                               For more information, please call 203-931-4739
Improving your new vocabulary, along with conversation and                              Savin Rock Community School
listening skills, are highlighted in this course. English                               50 Park Street, West Haven, CT
grammar and spelling are introduced, and the successful
completion of Intermediate ESL is recommended.
M, T & W                                          6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 Weeks                                                                        scHool readiness programs
Begins January 31                                         WHHS                    West Haven Adult Education Program in
                                                                                               conjunction with
104-5 Adult Skills for Living Independently                                        West Haven School Readiness Council
                                                                                announces Students ages 3 - 4 years of age
                                                                                           are eligible to be considered
is designed to help improve the life skills of adults with special
                                                                                     for the school readiness programs
needs. An informal and easygoing environment is provided to
practice such skills as: using the telephone, cooking, reading
                                                                                     throughout the city of West Haven.
instructions, and paying bills. You’ll master all the important
                                                                                            For more information,
daily life skills needed to work and live independently.                                      please contact the
M&W                                               6:30 - 8:30 p.m.                  West Haven Board of Education at:
10 Weeks
Begins January 31
                                                         Room B9
                                                            WHHS                         203-931-6836
  courses at a glance                                                   Bus trips
  Self Enrichment - Pages 8 - 10                                                  Brooklyn
                  Online Courses
                Yoga For All Levels                                                   See and taste at four
         West Haven “Woggers” Wanted                                                  venues across several
              Introduction to Tai Chi                                                   neighborhoods includ-
                Mixed Martial Arts                                                    ing sit down tasting
                      Hip Hop                                                       in restaurants and some
                       Zumba                           tasting served on board the coach.
               Movin’ To The Music                     Saturday, April 9                         Cost $107.00
            Teenage Drivers Education                  See booking information below.
                S.A.T. Prep Course
               About Boating Safely
Basic Costal Navigation & Nautical Chart Reading
                    Write Away
                                                       New york City “On your Own”
                                                       Take the day to do whatever you enjoy. Sightseeing,
                 First Aid For Pets
                                                       shopping, or dining in one of the many world class
               Cooking Techniques                      restaurants.
     Artisan Bread Baking - All New Recipes            Saturday, April 30                         Cost $63.00
                Spirit Photography                     See booking information below.

      Creative Arts - Page 11                          Saratoga Race Track
                                                       Your package includes: admission to the race track,
 General Art Techniques: Basic to Mixed Media          reserved seating, a program, and hot dog & soda.
              Decorative Painting                      Saturday, August 13                       Cost $81.00
               Under The Big Top                       See booking information below.
               Cupcake to Cake
            Knitting and Crocheting                              Booking Information
                     Quilting                           Seats will be reserved upon payment. All trips are
                  Basic Sewing                          rain or shine. Pick up stops may vary depending
                                                        upon enrollment.
            Dance - Page 11                                   ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS

              Country Western Line
           Traditional Ballroom Series

        Languages - Page 11
           American Sign Language
           Spanish - Conversational
            Italian - Conversational
Business & Career - Pages 12 & 13
                   Accounting I
               Career Preparation
     Adult and Pediatric Heartsaver - CPR                 Would you like to become an American
           Electrical For The Beginner                    Citizen? Let us help prepare you for the
  Bartending / Mixology / SMART Certification
              Digital Photography                        naturalization examination offered by the
       Real Estate Practices & Principles
      Introduction to Personal Computers                U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
                  E-Bay Seminar
      Certified Nursing Assistant - C.N.A.                   For more information and details
                   E-Mail Class                                see “Citizenship” on page 6!
              Microsoft Office Suite

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                                      self enricHment
301-5 yoga For All Levels                                        305-5 Hip Hop
Traditional Hatha Yoga that integrates breath with               Hip Hop is a style incorporating different elements of
movement, fluidity with alignment, and strength with             dance including street jaz, pop-n-lock, breaking and
flexibility. Bring a mat.                                        waving, etc...the list goes on. An exceptional way to
T                      $85.00             6:00-7:00 p.m.         lose weight and have fun!
10 Weeks                                                         T                      $68.00               7:30-8:30 p.m.
Begins February 1                             Savin Rock         8 Weeks
                                                                 Begins February 1                              Savin Rock
302-5 West Haven “Woggers” Wanted
Would you like to step up your work-out?                         306-5 Zumba
We will begin with just walking, then we                         Join us with the latest dance / exercise craze! Zumba
will increase the work-out with hills and                        is a fusion of Latin, international music, and dance
end with quick, light jogging. Class is                          themes. It is fun, easy, and effective!
geared for healthy walkers interested in                         M                       $85.00              7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
jogging to speed up their metabolism.                            10 Weeks
Beginners are encouraged.                                        Begins January 31                               Savin Rock
T & Th          $70.00        6:00-7:30 p.m.
8 Weeks                           First class - Room F118        307-5 Movin’ To The Music
Begins March 22                                    WHHS          Do you want a good workout while having fun? If so,
                                                                 join our combination dance class that incorporates three
303-5 Introduction to Tai Chi                                    different styles of dance including: hip-hop, jazz, and
World class instructor will teach students how to use            Latin. This high-cardio workout will get you movin to
this gentle form of exercise for improving their strength,       today’s hottest music while having fun!
balance, endurance, flexibility, coordination, concentra-        T                     $65.00               6:30-8:00 p.m.
tion, and ability to manage stress.                              6 Weeks                                               Cafe
M                     $80.00                6:30-7:30 p.m.       Begins March 15                                      WHHS
8 Weeks                                               Cafe
Begins January 31                                    WHHS

304-5 Mixed Martial Arts
Hall of fame black belt teacher invites you to train with
him in his karate, aikido, and kickboxing class, com-
                                                                               Drivers Education
                                                                                    2 Sessions
bined into an intense yet enjoyable workout. Martial
Arts helps reduce stress, improves self confidence,                This course includes:
cardiovascular strength, and self discipline techniques.           1. *30 hours in the classroom (no high school credits).
Students of all skill levels are welcome to join.                  2. *Behind the Wheel Training (BTW) - 8 hours.
Th                      $45.00              6:30-7:30 p.m.         3. Driver Education Certificate Awarded-
5 Weeks                                               Cafe             lowers insurance costs by 10 to 25%
Begins February 3                                   WHHS           *Student must be 16 years of age or older.
                                                                   Checks should be made out to: “All Star Driver”

  gift certificates                                                $495.00 Textbook included
                                                                   8 Weeks
                                                                                                         6:00-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                             Room D16
                                                                   308-5 T & Th Begins January 25                 WHHS
                                                                   309-5 T & Th Begins April 5                    WHHS

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310-5 S.A.T. Prep Course                                          314-5 First Aid For Pets
Parents! Students! As we all know, getting into the col-          This four hour course will cover many topics including
lege of your choice is harder now than ever before. Help                                      pet CPR, rescue breathing,
yourself to attain the best score possible. This S.A.T.                                       choking management,
Prep course will review the basic verbal and math prin-                                       muzzling, bleeding protocols,
ciples with a focus on test taking strategies and how to                                      wellness assessment, heat
apply this knowledge when you test. Make the commit-                                          injuries, and poisoning.
ment to yourself, enroll now! Class limit: 30 students.                                       Taught by two Pet Tech
M                      $50.00               6:30-8:30 p.m.                                    instructors including lecture,
5 Weeks                                        Room F213                                      demonstration, and hands-on
Begins January 31                                   WHHS          skill practice. Textbook is $20.00 and is to be paid to the
311-5 About Boating Safely                                        W                         $60.00             6:30-8:30 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be                            2 Weeks                                          Room E59
offering a one day Safe Boating Class.                            Begins May 9                                         WHHS
The class will cover introduction to
boating, boating laws, personal safety                            315-5 Reiki
equipment, safe boat handling,                                    Learn the age old art of Hands-On Healing through Reiki
navigation, boating problems, and                                 energy. Explore the history and understand the power
trailering, storing and protecting your                           of energy and its effects on mind and body. Receive
boat. This class will meet all requirements needed to             Reiki I Attunement to open the channel of sacred heal-
attain a State of Connecticut Personal Water Craft and            ing energies for yourself and others. Hands-on training.
Boating certificate. The course includes a book                   W                        $50.00          6:30-8:30 p.m.
supplement to help reinforce what is taught in class.             4 Weeks                                      Room E58
Class will be conducted at the Coast Guard Auxiliary              Begins February 2                                WHHS
facility in West Haven. Address: Flotilla 24-11,
                                                                  316-5 Cooking Techniques
1 Kimberly Avenue, West Haven, CT.
                                                                  Ever wonder how TV chefs hardly have to think when
Saturday               $65.00         8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
                                                                  preparing meals? Most of the time they aren’t even
1 Day
                                                                  following a recipe. It’s because they have mastered
March 12                              Note location above
                                                                  cooking methods. Taste samples will be provided!
                                                                  T               $60.00            6:30-8:30 p.m.
312-5   Basic Costal Navigation &                                 4 Weeks                      Room B10
        Nautical Chart Reading                                    March 1                         WHHS
This course will teach the boater how to plot a course,
determine location using latitude and longitude, deter-
                                                                  317-5 Artisan Bread Baking -
mine course direction using the compass rose, and how                                All New Recipes
to identify and use symbols on a nautical chart.                  Learn the time tested methods need-
Class will be conducted at the Coast Guard Auxiliary              ed to make Artisan style breads at home.
facility in West Haven. Address: Flotilla 24-11,                  Turn simple ingredients from your cabinets into a crusty,
1 Kimberly Avenue, West Haven, CT.                                perfectly baked loaf of bread. Learn to make semolina,
Saturday              $40.00        9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.          whole wheat, hearth, and sourdough breads. Taste
1 Day                                                             samples will be provided!
May 22                              Note location above           T                       $60.00           6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                  4 Weeks                                       Room B10
313-5 Write Away                                                  March 29                                          WHHS
             In this class you will use your powers of
             narration and imagination to create written          318-5 Spirit Photography
             pieces you can be proud of. You will try             Learn how to open your mind and open your eyes to
your hand at a few non-fiction narratives, two or three           the spirits around you. Develop your ability to see and
fiction pieces, a persuasive essay, and a piece inspired          sense spirits. Learn about orbs, angels, the meaning of
by your classmates. Emphasis will be on effective use             number sequences, dreams, stones, and colors. Stu-
of the English language to communicate details, imag-             dents will take pictures to bring to class. Also, students
ery, and emotion.                                                 can bring in one picture for a “reading” by the teacher.
M                         $60.00            6:30-8:30 p.m.        W                        $40.00             6:30-8:30 p.m.
6 Weeks                                        Room F213          4 Weeks                                         Room E58
Begins January 31                                   WHHS          Begins March 9                                       WHHS

        creative arts                                                                   dance
401-5 General Art Techniques: Basic to Mixed Media                   501-5 Country Western Line
Use watercolor, pen & ink, pastels, and acrylics. This               Learn to do the classic country western dances
class is designed to help all students, beginning to                 from beginner to intermediate during this eight week
advanced, in furthering their artistic skills.                       session. It’s great for exercise as well as lots of fun.
T                      $65.00                  6:30-9:00 p.m.
8 Weeks                                           Room F117          W                     $50.00                 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Begins February 1                                      WHHS          8 Weeks
                                                                     Begins February 2                       Savin Rock School
402-5 Decorative Painting
Students will learn to paint with brush strokes on glass,            502-5 Traditional Ballroom Series
wood, and ceramic pieces.                                                           Learn the most popular social dances
A material list will be given the first night of class.                              and be a hit on the dance floor
Th                         $40.00              6:30-8:30 p.m.
4 Weeks                                             Room E59                           wherever you go. Fox Trot, Waltz,
Begins March 31                                         WHHS                           Swing, Rumba, and Cha-Cha.
                                                                                        W           $90.00/couple
            403-5 under The Big Top                                                    7:30-9:00 p.m.       8 Weeks
            This will be a combination class. It will                                    Begins February 2
             include magic using everyday objects, the                              Savin Rock School
              art of clowning, physical comedy, and mime
            and make-up. You will also learn how to
juggle balls, scarves, and clubs.
Equipment will be supplied during class.
M                        $50.00            6:30-8:30 p.m.
6 Weeks                                  Teachers Lounge
Begins January 31                                    WHHS            601-5 American Sign Language
                                                                     Finger spelling and conversational phrases are just
404-5 Cupcake to Cake                                                some of the ways you will learn to communicate in this
Do you want to decorate like a professional? You will                great course. Cost of text is extra.
learn decorating techniques that will wow family and                 W                    $70.00              6:30-8:30 p.m.
friends with your creative confections.
                                                                     8 Weeks                                      Room D14
Class supplies provided.
Th                      $50.00           6:30-8:30 p.m.              Begins February 2                                 WHHS
4 Weeks                                        Room B4
Begins February 3                                 WHHS               602-5 Spanish - Conversational
                                                                     Are you planning a vacation, want to communicate
405-5 Knitting and Crocheting                                        better in your community and workplace? This class
Accomplish the basics of knitting and crocheting in a                will enhance and expand your knowledge of this great
relaxed atmosphere. Learn time honored techniques                    language.
that your grandmother used and modern ones to make                   T                   $70.00              6:30-8:30 p.m.
stylish fashion accessories or an afghan for the home.               8 Weeks                                    Room F210
Th                      $50.00            6:30-8:30 p.m.             Begins February 1                               WHHS
6 Weeks                                        Room E58
Begins February 3                                  WHHS              603-5 Italian - Conversational
                                                                     Planning a trip to Italy, would
406-5 Quilting                                                       like to converse with family or friends
Join the circle of sewing friends and make a quilt,                  who speak Italian? This course will
whether it is a treasured keep sake or a table runner                teach you the basics of this
for the holidays. Incorporate time old techniques with               beautiful language.
modern ones to make quilted projects for your family                 Th       $70.00 6:30-8:30 p.m.
and friends.                                                         8 Weeks                    Room E129
M                        $50.00            6:30-8:30 p.m.            Begins February 3               WHHS
6 Weeks                                         Room E58
Begins January 31                                  WHHS
                                                                            t Leal
407-5 Basic Sewing
Put your hands to work while learning the basic skills of
sewing. Pattern selection, basic tools, and supplies will
be discussed the first night. This course requires you to                 S ut It!
bring your own portable sewing machine (not necessary
the first night of class).
T                          $60.00          6:30-8:30 p.m.
8 Weeks                                        Room E58                    See page 5 for details!
Begins February 1                                  WHHS

                         Business & career
701-5 Accounting I                                                705-5 Bartending / Mixology / SMART Certification
This course will serve as a basic introduction or                 Are you seeking a career in bartending? Learn about the
refresher to the field of accounting. Accounting theory           many different spirits and wines on the market
and language in the business world will be covered. In            today. You will learn the basic
addition you will learn financial statements, accounting          pouring and measuring techniques
cycle, transaction analysis, and adjusting entries.               to make the perfect drink. Real
T                      $60.00              6:00-8:00 p.m.         alcohol is not used. In addition to
6 Weeks                                        Room F206          your bartending certificate you will
Begins February 1                                   WHHS          receive the SMART Certification.
                                                                  Participants will learn how to identify
702-5 Career Preparation                                          signs of intoxication and learn CT’s liquor
Polish your job seeking skills so you can                         rules, regulations, and laws. This course
land the job of your dreams. Create                               is required by many states across the
a professional resume, design a                                   nation.
cover letter, and write a thank                                   M            $100.00          6:30-8:30 p.m.
you for the interview letter.                                     8 Weeks                            Room B5
Learn how to apply for jobs on-line                               Begins January 31              WHHS
and attach your resume. Students will
leave class with a Professional Portfolio.                        706-5 Digital Photography
limited seating.                                                  Do you have digital pictures and not know what to do
Th                      $50.00             6:30-8:30 p.m.         with them? This class will teach you how to make your
4 Weeks                                       Room D207           own greeting cards, calendars, and computer crafts
Begins February 3                                  WHHS           using digital pictures.
                                                                  T                       $45.00           6:30-8:30 p.m.
703-5 Adult and Pediatric Heartsaver-                             4 Weeks                                    Room D207
            CPR with A.E.D. Certification                         Begins February 8                                WHHS
This course is designed to train individuals to perform
one rescuer adult CPR, child and infant CPR, and Adult                       707-5 Real Estate Practices
and Pediatric Foreign Body Airway Obstruction                                        & Principles
Management. A course completion card will be issued
to each participant. Certification card is $5.00 and is
due the first night of class. Class limit: 18 students.                     This eleven week course is de-
W                     $50.00                6:30-8:30 p.m.                  signed to provide a basic under-
3 Sessions                                     Room F206
                                                                            standing of real estate concepts
Begins March 2                                      WHHS
                                                                            and the real estate business. The
704-5 Electrical For The Beginner                                           Department of Consumer Protec-
This six week course is designed to provide a well                             tion has changed the required
                        balanced electrical program. It                     hours for this course to 60 class-
                         will consist of understanding                      room hours. The course meets the
                           electicity, tools and their
                                                                            minimum standards as set forth
                              use, materials, equipment,
                                lighting, wiring methods,                   by the Connecticut Real Estate
                                  and much more. Don’t                      Commission. Completion qualifies
                                   miss this learn by do-                   the student for application for the
                                   ing with a hands-on                      State Real Estate Exam to obtain a
                                  approach.                                 salesman’s license. Cost of text is
                                   W                $60.00
                                                                            included. Make check payable to:
                         6:00-8:00 p.m.
6 Weeks                                          Room F14                   Gateway Real Estate Academy
Begins February 2                                   WHHS                    T & Th     $460.00 6:00-9:00 p.m.
                                                                            11 Weeks                Room C111

 get your HigH scHool diploma today!                                           Begins February 1          WHHS

             see page 5 for details!
                         Business & career
708-5 Introduction to Personal Computers                       711-5 E-Mail Class
If you are looking to buy a personal computer or still         This four week course will teach you how to set-up, use,
afraid of the word “COMPUTER” then this is the class           and manage an e-mail account. You will learn to send
for you. This class is for the                                      attachments and pictures. Creating an address
beginner, one who does not                                         book will be one of many tasks that you will learn.
have any prior computer skills or
very little computer knowledge
                                         West Haven                  M
                                                                      4 Weeks
                                                                                    $45.00              6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                           Room D207
including mouse skills. You will learn
the different parts of a computer.        Adult Ed.                    Begins March 21                            WHHS

You will become comfortable with             Makes                      712-5 Microsoft Office Suite
                                               ning FU
operating a Windows based computer                                      This course will provide an overview of the
from start-up to shutdown. You will be
able to create, save, and open a basic
                                          Lear                           Microsoft Office Suite program. Useful and
                                                                              practical lessons will be taught in Word
word processing document.                                                            (2 weeks), Excel (2 weeks), and
Class limit: 18 students.                                                                     Power Point (4 weeks).
M             $70.00         6:30-8:30 p.m.                                                     Instruction is designed
6 Weeks                           Room D207                                                     for both beginners and
Begins January 31                        WHHS                                           moderately experienced users.
                                                                                W         $150.00        6:30-8:30 p.m.
709-5 E-Bay Seminar                                                     8 Weeks                             Room D207
Would you like to buy and sell on E-Bay? Not sure how          Begins February 2                                  WHHS
to use the site? This two hour seminar will teach you
how to get started. Turn unwanted items into cash or
shop for bargins.
T                    $25.00              6:30-8:30 p.m.
1 Session                                     Room D207                               710-5
February 1                                        WHHS

                                                                         Certified Nursing
        NO MORE                                                             Assistant
                                                                     This is one of the most popular

         MONKEY                                                  courses in an ever demanding
                                                                 career field. This course

                                                                 consists of 100 classroom and
                                                                 clinical hours. Successful
                                                                 completion of this course, and

         Get    your l                                           passing the state exam, will enable

                                                                 you to be certified to assist in patient care.
                                                                 Tuition includes required textbooks &
       High loma                                                 state exam testing fee. M, T & W

          D i p O D AY !
         G E aD5 for Details!                                                                        100 HOuRS
      or       ge
                 See p
                                                                 6:00-9:00 p.m.
                                                                 11 Weeks
                                                                  Room E60
                                                                  Begins January 31

                                                                          Student must have a
                                                                     High School Diploma or G.E.D.

                    information                                                             HoW         to    register
                       Storm Day Policy
Whenever the West Haven schools are closed due to bad weather, Adult                                       By MAIL
Education classes will not meet. Watch and listen to station WTNH
- Channel 8 for cancellation information. Should snow or inclement                                  General Interest Courses
weather develop during the day, class cancellation will be announced
by late afternoon. Cancelled classes may be made-up by adding an
additional session. If there is a one hour delayed opening of day school,
Adult Education a.m. and p.m. classes will meet.                                                        Please comPlete the
                                                                                                    registration form on Page 15
                Certificate of Attendance                                                               and use one form for
A Certificate of Attendance is available for any personal or business need                          eacH person Being registered.
if requested in advance from the instructor. For further information, call           NOTE: Students will only be contacted if courses are
the Adult Education Office at 203-937-4375.
                                                                                       cancelled, filled, or there is a schedule change.
                    Student Regulations
                                                                                            register early!
Smoking and refreshments are not permitted anywhere in the building.
Traffic lanes must be kept open in all parking lots. Fire regulations and
alarms must be followed at all times. Parking is permitted only in the
back parking lot near the skating rink. No parking is allowed in the
front of the school building.                                                        Nothing cancels a good class quicker than
                                                                                     everyone waiting until the last minute to
                                  Fees                                               register. If there are not enough registra-
All course fees must be paid at time of registration. Non-residents will
be required to pay a $10.00 non-resident fee for all General Interest                tions by a certain date, the course may
classes. Any additional fees (class materials, etc.) must be paid directly           be cancelled. Coming in on the day the
to the instructor. The West Haven Board of Education provides a $10.00
discount for Senior Citizens on courses that are $70.00 and over.                    course begins won’t resurrect it, so please
                                                                                     register early.
             Refund / Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be given if the class is not offered / cancelled. A re-
fund can be requested in writing prior to the second session, a $15.00
processing fee will be deducted. Any class may be cancelled for in-                       register in person
sufficient enrollment or for any reason beyond the control of the Adult
Education Director.
                                                                                         West Haven Adult Education Office
                Nondiscrimination Policy
“In Compliance with regulations of the Office for Civil Rights and with
                                                                                              West Haven High School
Equal Opportunity practices as determined by state and federal legisla-                         1 McDonough Plaza
tion, the West Haven Adult Education Program, as a matter of policy,
does not knowingly condone discrimination in employment, assignment,
                                                                                              West Haven, Connecticut
program, or services, on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national

                                                                                      General Interest
origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or related abilities to perform
the duties of the position.”

General Accessibility and Accommodation
All activities offered by West Haven Adult Education are held in accessible           and ESL Classes
locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available
upon request. Please contact Francine Coppola at 203-937-4375.                                          daytime
  General Educational Development (GED)                                                         January 10, 11, 12, 13, 2011
          Tests Accommodations                                                                  From 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Accommodations on the GED tests are available for qualified individuals
with a disability. For more information, contact Francine Coppola at 203-
937-4375. You may also contact Ajit Gopalakrishnan at the Connecticut                                   evenings
State Department of Education at 860-807-2125.
                                                                                                   January 10, 11, 2011
          West Haven Board of Education                                                           From 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
               Non-Resident Policy
Non-resident students who are not eligible for free school accommoda-
tions should be removed from our school system as soon as they are                     New G.E.D. & High School Diploma
discovered. If you are aware of a family that is not residing in West
Haven, but is attending any of our public schools, you can call the                      Registration by Appointment Only!
residency hotline:
                     203-479-3300                                                                Call: 203-937-4375
                         Your help is appreciated.

          spring 2011 registration form
            Please use a separate form for each individual. Duplicate as needed. Fill out all information:

Name:                                                               Home Phone:                                  Work Phone:

Street:                                                                    City:                                                          Zip:

Please take note:
    West Haven Senior Citizen (62 & over) Discount: $10.00 off any course of $70.00 or more. Bus trips not included.
    Non-Resident Fee: Add $10.00 per course.
    Make check payable to: “West Haven Adult Education”
     Mail this form and payment to: West Haven Adult Education, 1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT 06516.

  course no.                                              course title                                                      day                     tuition $

  *NOTE: Mail-in registration is accepted only for General Interest Courses.                                      TOTAL DuE $
            G.E.D., High School Diploma, English-as-a-Second language, Citizenship, Adult living Skills, and Basic Math students must register in person.

          West Haven map WitH course locations
                                                1. West Haven High School (WHHS)
                                                         1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT

                     2                     2. West Haven Community House (WHCH)                                                             3
                                                            227 Elm Street, West Haven, CT
                                                                                                                          Park Street

                                                  3. Savin Rock Community School
                          Elm Street

                                                             50 Park Street, West Haven, CT

                                                                                                                                                         Capt. Thomas Blvd.
                                             Campbell Avenue

                                                                         City Hall
                                                                                       Main Street

                                       Stop & Shop

                                                                                                                                        Stop Sign
          Sawmill Road                                                                               Kelsey Avenue

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West Haven Adult Education                                                 Non-Profit Org.
West Haven High School                                                      U.S. Postage
1 McDonough Plaza                                                               PAID
West Haven, CT 06516           Residential Customer                        New Haven, CT
                                                                            Permit #476
                           West Haven, Connecticut 06516

 postmaster: date sensitive information, please deliver on or Before decemBer 28, 2010

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         neW tHis spring                           important dates

                                                January 10, 11, 12, 13, 2011
        Bus Trips:                                 General Interest & ESL
          Brooklyn Noshing                          In-Person Registration
          New York City “On Your Own”            Daytime: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
          Saratoga Race Track
                Online Courses
                                                    January 10, 11, 2011
                                                    General Interest & ESL
                    Hip Hop
                                                     In-Person Registration
               Mixed Martial Arts                  Evenings: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
           Basic Coastal Navigation &
            Nautical Chart Reading                    January 24, 2011
               Under The Big Top
                                              High School Diploma Classes Begin
           Electrical For The Beginner                January 24, 2011
        Bartending/Mixology/SMART Cert.                GED Classes Begin
                 E-Bay Seminar                        January 31, 2011
                  E-Mail Class                 ESL & General Interest Classes Begin

    for information: Call 203-937-4375
         or visit us at:

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