12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
June 12, 2020
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I write to you today with hopes high—a sentiment that may feel out of place for some of us as we begin to navigate into our new normal. It has been an entire season since we have banded together to relish in recreation. Spring has bloomed and summer is peaking through. While we don’t know what showers tomorrow may bring, I take today’s sunshine as a foreshadow of all the good that is yet to come. There is renewed hope that soon we will revel in the countless programs Newtown Continuing Education has to offer.
So as you make an entrance into your new normal, as the foliage brings us yet another season, remember that we are here to support you in refining or developing, and in exploring all of the activities you have come to enjoy. Fall will debut activities you have been yearning for and more. We can explore our new normal together; as I am sure we too will have to adhere to guidelines set forth by the State of Connecticut and Governor Lamont. Guidelines for the fall are yet unknown, but I anticipate they will be much like what is already in place. You shall not allow this news to impede your enjoyments. This should bring you comfort in that we will ensure the safety of all participants; patrons and staff alike. We will soon enjoy the gifts of an ordinary day, keep your optimism.
Until we meet again,
Director, Newtown Continuing Education
*Adult Ed-General Information
HOW TO REGISTER
You can register by phone by calling (203) 426-1787 with a Visa, Master or Discover Card with an expiration date and 3-digit security code. Please have all the information requested on the mail-in registration form before calling.
You may register in person by coming to the Newtown Continuing Education Office located at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Simply complete the registration form (or a copy of one) sign it and send it with payment to Newtown Continuing Education, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482.
Have your FAX transmit a completed registration form to our FAX machine by calling (203) 426-1787. Be sure to include your Visa, Master or Discover Card number, expiration date, 3-digit security code and signature
• Please register early. Waiting until the last minute to register may result in the cancellation of a class. In addition, many classes have limited enrollment.
• Register by February 26th and receive a 10% discount. This discount is not available for bus trips, SAT, Drivers Ed, online courses and others as noted.
• All Senior Citizens (62 and older) receive a 25% discount for courses not specifically excluded. NOTE: The Senior discount is not available for bus trips, online courses, and others as noted.
• Board of Education rules prohibit anyone under the age of sixteen from taking an Adult Education course without special permission. Call Continuing Education for information 203-426-1787• NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! The only time you will hear from us is if there is a change in time or day or the class is full or cancelled.
• After the first class, if a course does not meet your expectations a refund or credit will be issued.
• Online Classes—please be sure to include your email address when registering for one of these classes.
• You can view our brochure or print a registration form from our Website
• Payment is due at time of enrollment.
• Returned checks are subject to a $10.00 service fee.
All classes are offered at NHS (Newtown High School) unless otherwise noted in the course description. NMS stands for Newtown Middle School, RIS stands for Reed Intermediate School ,SHS stands for Sandy Hook School and Teen Ctr stands for Teen Center. Room assignments will be posted and staff will be available for assistance on the first night of classes at the High School.
The Teen Center is located at 53A Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
SCHOOL CLOSING POLICY
If day time classes are cancelled because of inclement weather there will be NO evening classes. The following radio stations broadcast “no school” announcements: WLAD Danbury 800, FM WDAQ 98.3, FM WEZN 99.9 and WTNH News Channel 8.
PLEASE NOTE: All public school buildings and grounds are non-smoking areas, per policy of the Newtown Board of Education.
Newtown Continuing Education, (located in Newtown High School) 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Newtown Continuing Education does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, color, age, marital status, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion, mental or physical disability or any other legally recognized protected status in any of its employment practices, school activities, or educational programs.
- Click the highlighted link for more information on our Summer Schools, Camps and Programs
Adult Education - GED, ESL, Adult Diploma
Credit Diploma Program (CDP)
General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
CDP, GED & ABE
Returning Students: 1/13/2020
New Students: 1/14 and 1/15/2020
All students must attend one orientation session on either January 22 or 23..
Day Students: 10:30-1:30 PM, Werace, 10 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT
Night Students: 5:30-8:30 PM, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT
Day Classes: 9:00-2:00 PM at 10 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT
Night Classes: 5:00-8:30 PM at Danbury High School,43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT
ESL English Second Language
Returning Students: 1/6/20
New Students: 1/7/20
Day Classes: 9:30-1:30 AM, Congregational Church, Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT
Night Classes: 5:00-7:30 PM, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT
For more information or information on ESL or Citizenship Programs or registration and class dates and times, please contact:
Danbury Continuing Education, WERACE, 10 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT 06810, 203-797-4731
www.danbury.k12.ct.us, click on Schools and then Adult Education/WERACE.
DMV offices conduct knowledge testing for operator licensing on an appointment basis. The written test is based on the information contained in the Connecticut DMV , including road signs, driving rules, and safety rules. The knowledge test consists of 25 questions and you need 20 correct answers to pass (80%). You must pass a knowledge test before you receive your learner’s permit. Connecticut requires that you pass a vision test before you get a driver’s license. After you successfully pass the CT DMV practice permit test, you will be able to schedule an appointment for the road test.
Here is the link to the Connecticut practice tests:
Newtown Continuing Education has partnered with The Next Street Driving School to provide driver's ed classes at Newtown High School.
BY PHONE: 800-732-8090
BY MAIL: 76 Westbury Park Rd, Suite 300E, Watertown, CT 06796
Classes Meet twice a week for 15 times(30 hours) from 2:45-4:45 at Newtown High School and Evenings from 6:45-8:45
Classes Start: Drivers Ed with The Next Street - Zoom Classes
Looking for New Instructors
Planning For the Future -Aging and Financial Planning
ONLINE COURSES - ED TO GO
If you have no time for a formal class but have an interest in learning something new or updating our current information, try an online course! Choose from a wide variety of courses under Career and Professional, Computers and Technology, Writing and Publishing and Personal Development. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. The courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you. All courses require internet access, e-mail and an Internet Explorer browser. For a complete listing of courses and fees, please visit:www.ed2go.com/newtown. No discounts apply.
What's Happening In Newtown for Boomers, Seniors & Family Members
Virtual High School
Newtown High School offers opportunities for students to take online courses from the Virtual High School.
Students can select from hundreds of offerings each semester.
VHS Mission Statement
The mission of Virtual High School is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses to expand students' educational opportunities and 21st century skills and to offer professional development to teachers to expand the scope and depth of their instructional skills.
· VHS believes that student-centered online course can be designed and delivered to students to promote a high quality collaborative learning environment in which student exchange and interaction is a valued component of the instructional process.
· VHS believes . Online education offers any school with Internet connectivity a wealth of trained, experienced faculty members qualified in numerous disciplines to teach a wide array of courses designed to meet the needs of all students. An innovative, standards-based curriculum delivered online offers diverse, exciting learning choices for students and the opportunity and skills to participate in a national an global community.
· VHS believes that online teaching should augment, rather than replace, traditional classroom teaching. The Virtual High School's online courses are a proven, flexible solution for schools needing an expanded curriculum, teachers seeking new horizons, parents wanting more involvement with their children's education, and a society grappling with ways to offer opportunity to all its citizens.
· VHS believes that the goals of education are advanced best by putting value and service first. When schools work together in a collaborative network, such as VHS, they become part of an abundant and generous educational community that promotes the affordable sharing of professional resources.
Enrollment is open for the 2019 Fall Semester. Registration begins May 10, 2019. The semester begins September 5, 2019
Virtual HS 2019-2020 Calendar.
· Virtual High School online courses are considered transfer credit. Before a student can enroll in a course the student must fill out the Approval form with their Counselor and submit it to Elissa Gellis in the Continuing Ed Office.