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National External Diploma Program
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High School Diploma
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Health & Safety
Vocational Education & much more.....
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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
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
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
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
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: www.whschools.org
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
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= 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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
104-5 Adult Skills for Living Independently West Haven School Readiness Council
THIS COURSE IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE ADULT
announces Students ages 3 - 4 years of age
LEARNER WHO HAS SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS. This class
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:
Begins January 31
courses at a glance Bus trips
Self Enrichment - Pages 8 - 10 Brooklyn
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
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
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
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.
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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Instructor - Facilitated Online Learning
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Introduction to Microsoft Word
their ability to create warm Learn the basics of HTML so you
Learn how to create and modify
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ties of learners. very own site on the Web.
popular word processor.
All courses run for six Gain a marketable new skill by Project Management Fundamentals
weeks (with a 10-day grace learning the basics of double-en- Gain the skills you’ll need to suc- New course sessions
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are project-oriented and ing, and more.
Please visit our Online
include lessons, quizzes, Speed Spanish Computer Skills for the Workplace Instruction Center to
hands-on assignments, dis- Learn six easy recipes to glue Gain a working knowledge of the see exact start dates
cussion areas, supplemen- Spanish words together into sen- computer skills you’ll need to
tences, and you’ll be speaking for the courses that
tary links, and more. You succeed in today’s job market.
Spanish in no time. interest you.
can complete any course
entirely from your home or A to Z Grantwriting Introduction to Dreamweaver
Harness the broad range of ca- Enroll Now!
office. Any time of the day Learn how to research and de-
velop relationships with potential pabilities Dreamweaver brings to
or night. Web development. Visit our Online
funding sources, organize grant-
writing campaigns, and prepare Instruction Center
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HoW to get started Learn to decipher and solve al-
Medical Terminology: most any problem with your PC. www.ed2go.com/westhaven
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Learn how to quickly and effi-
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interested in and select aspects of your business.
so you can excel at business requirements
communications, express your-
the Enroll Now button. All courses require
Grammar Refresher self clearly online, and take your
Follow the instructions creative literary talents to a new
Gain confidence in your ability Internet access,
to enroll and pay for your to produce clean, grammatically level.
course. Here you will correct documents and speech- e-mail, and the
enter your e-mail and es. Discover Digital Photography
choose a password that An informative introduction to the Microsoft Internet
Intermediate Microsoft Excel fascinating world of digital pho-
will grant you access to Work faster and more produc- Explorer or Mozilla
the Classroom. tively with Excel’s most powerful
tools. Firefox Web browser.
GRE Preparation - Part 1
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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-
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
308-5 T & Th Begins January 25 WHHS
309-5 T & Th Begins April 5 WHHS
i n t ffice
a ilab ation
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
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.
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
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
included. Make check payable to:
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
$45.00 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
West Haven Adult Education Office
“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
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 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!
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
3. Savin Rock Community School
50 Park Street, West Haven, CT
Capt. Thomas Blvd.
Stop & Shop
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
West Haven, Connecticut 06516
postmaster: date sensitive information, please deliver on or Before decemBer 28, 2010
W est H aven
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
January 10, 11, 2011
General Interest & ESL
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: http://www.whschools.org