Wednesday, December 19, 2012
School will offer additional classes to adults, including high school students, from throughout Somerset Hills area.
A pilot adult education school that began last fall at Ridge High School reportedly was successful enough to be expanded this spring to a second night, with more class offerings, as a central location for adults throughout the Somerset Hills, the Bernards Board of Education agreed this week. The school, a satellite of The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, attracted 300 students from the area to the initial 30 classes offered at Ridge, Charlene Peterson, the school's director, reported to the school board on Monday. Monday was the last night for the school, which offered a wide array of activities, from yoga, to languages, to photography, computer instruction, accent reduction, cake decorating and more, she said. "It …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Expansion of Morris County-based Adult School means launch of adult education classes at Ridge High School.
Sign-ups for more than 30 initial adult education classes for a pilot program being launched this fall at Ridge High School 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 Board of Education meetings in the past year, and received positive feedback from both board members and in public comments. 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 …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Continuing education program expected to begin later this year as a pilot offering at Ridge High School.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
This coming fall, residents of Bernards Township and the surrounding Somerset Hills towns will have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program for adult continuing education offered by the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park. A survey is being conducted to ask the public what courses might be offered. The pilot program was approved in May by the Board of Education in Bernards Township, and is expected to utilize classroom space at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge. Up to 10 classes will be offered initially, including a variety of offerings typically found in adult education programs, according to the proposal. The classes would be open for public registration, and are expected to serve residents from Bernards …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pieces falling into place for adult education classes likely to be offered at Ridge High School, starting next fall.
Final plans are being made for an adult education school that likely will launch next fall Ridge High School, starting with about 10 classes, school officials said at Monday's Board of Education meeting. The school would be run under the auspices of the Adult School of The Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, said school officials and Laura Begg, a resident who in March had suggested that an adult education school be started in Bernards Township schools. School Business Administrator Nick Markarian said he will meet soon with Ridge Principal Frank Howlett to discuss where the classes might be placed at the high school, possibly in the 600 or 700 wing, and other logistic details, such as how the adult students would be kept in one part of …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Idea is to have a few classes in place for next fall, possibly at Ridge High School.
Following up on a suggestion made by a resident earlier this month, Bernards school officials have been in discussions with The Adult School Of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park about the possibility of offering some classes, most likely at Ridge High School, by next fall. A subcommittee of the township school board met with representatives of the adult education school to discuss specifics and goals, Board Member William Koch reported at Monday's Board of Education meeting. The non-profit organization offers a "wealth of programs," and actually had been considering Bernards Township as a possible location for branching out with additional classes, Koch said. "I think overall the [facilities] committee was inclined to look into the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Tentative proposal is for pilot program at Ridge HS or middle school by next fall.
A pilot program offering adult school classes for local residents may be offered in Bernards Township schools by next fall. Although the school district would not operate the program, township resident Laura Begg brought an update before the Board of Education this week, since such a program likely would rent space from the township school district. She said the program initially could launch in a scaled-back version similar to that at the adult schools housed in nearby school districts, including the Watchung Hills Regional High School. Begg later said she simply is interested in the idea, which she already has brought before the school district's business administrator, Nick Markarian. Begg also said she has talked with some of the …