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New Adult School in Basking Ridge Begins Sign-Ups

Expansion of Morris County-based Adult School means launch of adult education classes at Ridge High School.

New Adult School in Basking Ridge Begins Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for more than 30 initial adult education classes for a pilot program being launched this fall at begin on Friday, with classes to begin in October.

The expansion of the Adult School of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park has been discussed at a number of meetings in the past year, and

As discussed at the meetings, the Adult School now is offering classes in Bernards Township at Ridge High School as part of a pilot program to bring class offerings to the area. The classes, including Spanish and Italian language classes, computer and internet education classes, a class on watercolor painting, local and worldwide history sessions and more are detailed on the Adult School's website.

Students from throughout the Somerset Hills area, including adults and teens, who are interested in improving their skills and taking a continuing education class will now have the opportunity to do so locally.

Brochures for the Adult School were mailed last week to residents of Bernards Township and surrounding communities. The offerings at Ridge High School appear in the printed document on pages 6 and 7.

Those who have not received the brochure may go on the website at  www.theadultschool.org for more information regarding courses and registration.

In partnering with the Adult School, the Bernards school board and school officials, in cooperation with township resident Laura Begg, joined forces to present some what Begg said are some of the more popular programs at Ridge for this fall pilot.

This past spring, residents were invited to complete an interest survey indicating which courses they would like to have held locally.

"It all came together quite smoothly", Begg said. "Many residents had an interest in taking courses, but availability in the evenings was limited. We believe that we are presenting a well-rounded course schedule for the pilot. Our hope is that we will receive a lot of participation this fall, and that we might then expand the program for our residents going forward."

Those interested in taking a course are able to sign up beginning on August 24. Sign ups continue through the start of the program which is the first week in October. Additional brochures are available at the and Bernardsville Public Library, or by contacting the Adult School at 973-443-9222 or at tasinfo@theadultschool.org.

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