About our Program

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning is located in the Massabesic East building of Massabesic High School on West Road In Waterboro Maine. Click here for directions to our location.


Massabesic Center for Adult Learning serves the residents of the R.S.U. #57 communities by enabling learners to pursue academic, business and training, and personal enrichment opportunities; increase their economic strength; and contribute to their families, communities, and workplaces.

Day and Evening Classes

Adult literacy, skill brush-up, high school completion, HiSET preparation, business and workforce training, and personal enrichment courses are offered. Classes are available both day and evening. Some computer and office skills courses are offered days as well as evenings.

HiSET Official Testing

Adults who have completed HiSET classes may schedule official testing by calling M.C.A.L. at 247-2022. Testing is held on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday 3:30 to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 AM (2nd Thur. Only)
Weather Cancellations

Day and evening classes at M.C.A.L. will be canceled if weather causes day school cancellations. If storm conditions develop late in the day and adult education classes are canceled, cancellations will be announced by 4:00 PM on local radio and TV stations. You may also check the TV websites.

Channels 6, 8 and 13

Portland Radio Group

(includes Maine’s Coast 93.1; WCLZ 98.9; WYNZ 100.9; WPOR 101.9; WGAN 560; WZAN 970; and The Bay 1400/1490)


To enroll in community college or a university, students must have a passing score on the ACCUPLACER test. Massabesic Center for Adult Learning (MCAL) is a testing site where this computerized test can be taken. Because it is computerized, immediate score reporting will be available. Students and community members can call MCAL to make an appointment.

Accuplacer is an assessment that measures your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. It is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in subject areas.
The results of the assessment are used to (1) to provide an opportunity to brush up on skills in reading, writing or math, if needed; and (2) to place you in the appropriate college courses for your skill level.

Ed2go Online Courses

If you are unable to attend classes as scheduled, perhaps the flexibility of an online course will work for you. To see a complete listing of over 300 courses, descriptions, starting dates, and costs, go to http://www.ed2go.com.mae and register online.

Gift Certificates

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate or help someone pay for a course, contact our office at 247-2022. We will gladly provide an attractive certificate for you to give. You can also purchase a gift certificate online here: Purchase Gift Certificate.

Driver Education

We are no longer offering Driver Education at Massabesic Center for Adult Learning.


In order to promote the health and safety of all students and staff and the cleanliness of the facilities, RSU #57 prohibits smoking an all school premises.


A refund is available if:

  1. your class is canceled,
  2. your class is full when we receive payment
  3. you withdraw from the class at least 3 business days in advance of the course starting date.
  4. If class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified and any fees paid to MCAL will be refunded.

Material costs paid to instructor cannot be refunded by our program.