Renaissance Adult Education

We have three locations for your convenience: 798 E Bridge St, Plainwell, Michigan 136 E State St, Hastings, Michigan 1135 W Superior St, Wayland, Michigan

Offering Adult Education services to Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Barry counties.

Plainwell Adult Education offers several different programs for FREE so that everyone in our community will succeed in getting their High School Diploma, GED or English Second Language goals. Here are a list of some of the programs that we offer to Allegan, Barry and Kalamazoo County: *High School Diploma *High School Equivalency *English Language Classes * Adult Remediation Classes High School Diploma- Transfer your credits from prior schools and pickup where you left off! With 17 required credits for students, you can focus on your academic courses and bypass electives to finish quickly! High School Equivalency- Get an Individualized study program with free practice testing to drill down on the areas you need to study to pass your GED successfully. English Language Classes- Learn English as a second language learner and study for your citezenship and naturalization test while getting help with employment and college. Adult Remediation Classes- Are you preparing for a big test? Need help brushing up on your reading, language, and math skills? We can help build your skils do you can get your dream job!

Mission: Renaissance Adult Education serves undereducated, underestimated, and overlooked adults in West Michigan. We believe everyone can learn and achieve greatness in and out of the classroom and our staff is committed to fostering a family-like environment free of judgement and rich in support. Our program provides opportunities for academic success, employability, and community engagement by giving relevant learning experiences, career and post-secondary exploration opportunities, and barrier reduction programs.

Our classrooms have been busy this week and we LOVE IT! Come on by and get started (again) with us. We love to see our seats filled with motivated, smiling faces!

Our Plainwell site is open Tuesday - Weds 10am - 7:30pm and Thursday 10am - 4:30pm.
ESL classes at Plainwell are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Our Wayland site is open Mon 9-12:30 and Thurs 1-4
Our Hastings Michigan Works site is open Mon 1-4 and Thurs 9-12:30
Our Hastings Community Action site is open Tues and Thurs evenings 4-7pm

Congratulations to Pat, who is the FIRST Plainwell Adult student to complete the free CNC Machining class offered through ACATEC.
Now, just one more GED to go!

Free English Classes

Free English as a Foreign Language Classes Available!

MACAE - Michigan Association of Community & Adult Education

Wow! What a neat opportunity!

Happy 4th of July! Little known fact: we are two days late every year. The declaration was actually made July 2, 1776 and the written Declaration of Independence was likely not even signed until August.

Yes, we play games in ESL. Today’s game is a citizenship prep board game! Join us Monday and Wednesday evenings upstairs at the Plainwell Community Center!

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Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium - Frontline Recruitment

Our program is looking for two new staff additions. Is one of these part-time jobs perfect for you or someone you know? Please encourage them to visit the Allegan AESA page for the application information.

Positions:
(1) ESL/GED Teacher, 28 hours per week. Critical shortage
area!!!
LINK: https://www.applitrack.com/aasac/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teacher+-+Adult+Education

(1) Classroom Aide, 28-30 hours per week. LINK: https://www.applitrack.com/aasac/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff

applitrack.com Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.

This is the last week to sign up for this life-changing class. Cash and credit available!
Let Charlie or Nicole know ASAP if you're interested!

Students and potential students: Are you or someone you know struggling with STABILITY? Have you thought about going back to school or getting a new job but it's all just too overwhelming keeping going?
We are offering a class called, "Building the Bridge" in partnership with Bridges of Hope Allegan County at our adult ed site this summer.
Information is attached. Let Charlie Wynne or Nicole Vyverman know if you are interested so we can get you an enrollment form.
and...NO, you don't have to be an adult education student, just 18+ and willing to attend and work hard at bettering yourself :)

Learn English as a Foreign Language in a safe, caring environment. Classes are free! Call or drop in.

[07/01/19]   We are back for summer! Are you ready to knock this out? Maybe you were close to finishing in May or maybe you are just now ready to get started (or started again).
Here are our days/hours for this summer. Stop in and get re-enrolled!

Plainwell Community Center
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10am - 7:30pm
Thursdays 10am - 4:30pm

Windsor Woods Village (Wayland)
Mondays 9am - 12:30pm
Thursdays 1pm - 4pm

Hastings Michigan Works!
Mondays 1pm - 4pm
Thursdays 9am - 12:30pm

Hastings Community Action (GED only)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm - 7pm

English as a Second Language (Plainwell)
Mondays and Wednesays 5:30 - 7:30pm

JBS Plainwell (open only to JBS Employees)
Thursdays 5-7pm
Fridays 10-12pm (select employees only)

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Allegan Area Schools Application Consortium - Frontline Recruitment

As you probably know, our program is constantly growing and we have slowly been catching up to this growth.
We are excited to be hiring two new part-time staff members! If you or someone you know is interested, here is the link to begin the application process :)

ESL Teacher - https://www.applitrack.com/aasac/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teacher+-+Adult+Education

Adult Ed Instructional Aide - (5th down)
https://www.applitrack.com/aasac/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff

applitrack.com Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.

Students and potential students: Are you or someone you know struggling with STABILITY? Have you thought about going back to school or getting a new job but it's all just too overwhelming keeping going?
We are offering a class called, "Building the Bridge" in partnership with Bridges of Hope Allegan County at our adult ed site this summer.
Information is attached. Let Charlie Wynne or Nicole Vyverman know if you are interested so we can get you an enrollment form.
and...NO, you don't have to be an adult education student, just 18+ and willing to attend and work hard at bettering yourself :)

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Why 36 million American adults can't read enough to work — and how to help them

Did you know we’ve partnered with JBS to provide adult education at their Plainwell plant?

pbs.org In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment -- yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels. Meanwhile, stigma can keep adults from reconnecting with the classroom. Kavit...

Great jobs with benefits with Gun Lake Casino. Start your career at their next job fair!

Congratulations,Ronnie!

Christian Neighbors

Allegan County United Way Partnering with us to fight hunger within our community! Make sure to stop by Plainwell Harding's Market on Friday or Saturday to help us Stuff this Bus!

Contact Charlie if you’re interested!

West Michigan Works

US Census Taker: https://puremi.ch/2LVtW1y

Christian Neighbors

Sign your kids up today for a fun class learning about safety.

West Michigan Works

Home Health Aide/PCA/CNA: http://puremi.ch/2ose2wB

If you’re planning on joining us in July, know that we have a free summer CNA opportunity! Contact us ASAP to get started on the prequisites

Plainwell Renaissance High School

Oh My Wow! Graduation Lunch #SeniorswithSentiors 2019 is in the books.

Plainwell Renaissance High School

HEY YOU GRADUATES!!!!! We need your senior pictures (really any nice current photo) by tomorrow. Send it by email, text, or Facebook. Send it to any RHS staff member.
FOR GOODNESS SAKE, JUST SEND IT!

[06/01/19]   See you in July!

Attention Grads!! NEW Rehearsal time!

Timeline Photos

Attention Graduates! Caps and Gowns will be available for pick up next week. $10 is due for adult education graduates in order to take your cap/gown home.

Here is the schedule next week:

Plainwell Site: Tues May 28th and Weds May 29th at the Community Center from 10am - 7:30pm. Also, Thurs May 30th from 10am - 4pm.

Hastings: Thurs May 30 at West Michigan Works from 10-3.

Wayland: Tues May 28th and Weds May 29th from 10-3.

Plainwell Community Schools

This DIRECTLY affects us guys.
Please plan to vote in November.

Board of Education Approves Bond Proposal!
Check out our website to see the proposal details.

Congratulations to Diana! Our first GED and High School Diploma completer!
Through many trials and tribulations, she stayed strong and saw it through until the end. Thanks to Christian Neighbors for the referral - she did it!

Are you interested in doing some self-exploration this summer? Interested in a class that PAYS you to work on goal-setting and in which you can get CREDIT towards your diploma?

If so, contact Charlie Wynne or Nicole Nyverman ASAP! We are enrolling for summer Building the Bridge class starting July 8 and going until Aug 14th M/W nights from 5-7:30.

Do something for YOURSELF this summer and TAKE. THIS. CLASS.

Hastings folks - great informational session on how to become employed doing the census!
Be there or be square!

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Christian Neighbors

Are you in need of assistance with finding the resources available to you? Please come to the resource workshop at Christian Neighbors on May20th from 10am-12pm. No appointment necessary. Some of the things we can help with are filing the home heating credit, applying for jobs, applying for state assistance benefits and any other assistance you may need. Computer access will be available.

Christian Neighbors

Are you in need of assistance with finding the resources available to you? Please come to the resource workshop at Christian Neighbors on May20th from 10am-12pm. No appointment necessary. Some of the things we can help with are filing the home heating credit, applying for jobs, applying for state assistance benefits and any other assistance you may need. Computer access will be available.

We have 7 class days left to get your last coursework in (or pass your last GED test) to walk in June.
If not, no biggie. You can complete when we return in July!

Plainwell Community Schools

Thanks Trio for sponsoring a trip for our students to learn more about KVCC and begin enrollment!

Congratulations to Asef for completing his citizenship!

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How West Michigan Works! for you

We love our West Michigan Works! partners. Thanks for all you do!

woodtv.com If you're in the market for a new job having the right team behind you to help break down the barriers that may stand in your way.

We've had a few graduates recently and, this time of year, it's hard to catch up with each one for photo ops, so...
CONGRATULATIONS to:
Ronald Fifield - alternative GED graduate
Amelia Royston - alternative GED graduate
Mike Barnes - adult GED graduate
Caleb Brown - adult diploma graduate
Tayana Kilcrease - adult diploma graduate

and...our most RECENT graduate...Eudora Moll!

Congratulations to you all! We are so excited to see you walk across that stage to get your diploma!!!

How many days of school left to complete classes or pass GEDs?

Thank you Melanie Jepsen for being a great addition to Team Renaissance and Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Adults 18+ who are interested in KVCC - Trio is offering a free tour! See Charlie for more information and to sign up!

Congratulations, Beth Pion! You're done! We are so excited to celebrate your accomplishments and be there to see you walk across that stage and get that much-deserved diploma.

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Wayland school bridges skilled trade jobs gap

woodtv.com Contractors pay for students to attend the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights' new training center in Wayland.

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798 E Bridge St.
Plainwell, MI
49080

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:30
Thursday 10:00 - 19:30
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