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Welcome to the NCE Adult Programs class details and registration page. Please note that all current offerings are either online or outdoors with social distancing guidelines being adhered to. I hope you find a class that interests you. 

-Amy Goldman, NCE Program Director, [email protected]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read!

  • Use the search function in the top right corner to aid you in finding a specific class.
  • If a class you want appears to be full or you have any questions, please email Amy Goldman, [email protected]
  • Withdrawls and Refunds: If you withdraw a minimum of one week prior to the start of a class, NCE will refund you, less a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds or credits for withdrawls less than one week prior to the class start date or for missed classes. Refunds will come in the form of a check from the Town of Needham and may take 3-4 weeks to be issued.
  • Participation of Minors: Parents, please be aware that if you register a minor son or daughter for an adult education class you are agreeing to the following: I hereby consent to my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Needham Community Education adult education program, the taking of photos of my child and/or promotion of the program and to his/her use of the Needham Public Schools facilities and equipment. I further agree to release and hold harmless the Town of Needham, Needham Public Schools and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to my minor child in connection with such a program accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment. I agree to abide by all NCE policies. 
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WS20-Biology SAT II prep (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Biology SAT II Test Prep ONLINE!   The College Board SAT Subject Tests are designed to help you demonstrate your interest and competence in a particular subject for prospective colleges. This course will bridge the gap between an introductory biology course and the SAT Subject Test content. Four learning modules will guide students through the content, with an emphasis on topics not covered extensively in a typical first year course, as well as familiarizing students with the format of the exam and test-taking strategies. This course also includes a full proctored practice exam and time for review.  Note: Students taking the biology exam will select an Ecology or Mircobiology emphasis on the day of the exam This course is designed to prepare students for the Microbiology emphasis, although students interested in either exam will benefit from this course. Students will be asked to take a practice test on their own, the week prior to the first class. The practice test is included in the study guide that each student will receive. Limited to 15. 2 Tuesdays and 3 Thursdays, August 13-27, 6:00-7:30PM
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$169.00

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F20-Virtual Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland: History, Language, People and Sites

ONLINE CLASS   A Virtual Tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland: Featuring the countries' history, language and people   NEW Instructor: Heather Harris Heather Harris is offering a virtual travel experience that weaves together stories of Ireland’s history, language  and people while talking about her own travels, research and work there; hoping to inspire your own visit and  interest areas. The first evening will focus on the Republic of Ireland and the second will focus on Northern Ireland, UK. Ireland has a complicated history and both evenings complement one another. The activities will include lecture (and PowerPoint/imagery), discussion and a fair amount of craic (which is Irish for laughs and enjoyable conversation) . No experience or knowledge of Ireland is required, although you are welcome to share your own stories! Limited to 10.   Dates: 2 Wednesday, January 6-13        Time: 7:00-9:00PM Fee: $55
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F20-Short SAT Prep for 12/5 test date

ONLINE CLASS! SHORT SAT PREP COURSES Needham Community Education is pleased to offer shortened SAT Prep courses, in preparation for the October 3, November 7 and December 5 test dates. Limited to 12. The following section is in preparation for the December 5 SAT test date:  Dates: 8 Mondays, October 5-November 30 (no class 10/12) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 10/5 and 11/16) Fee: $510
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F20-PSAT Crash Course

ONLINE CLASS! PSAT CRASH COURSE This program introduces first-time, standardized test takers to the PSAT and provides helpful strategies. Limited to 12.   In preparation for the October 2020 test dates Dates: 2 Saturdays, October 3 and October 10 Times: October 3: 9:00AM-12:30PM           October 10 (practice test): 10:00AM-1:00PM Fee: $155  
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F20-Full SAT Prep for March 13 test date (Tuesdays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section I Dates: 11 Tuesdays, December 15-March 9 (no class 12/29 and 2/16) Time: 4:00-7:00PM (until 8:00PM on practice test nights, 12/15, 2/2 and 3/2) Fee: $685
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F20-Full SAT Prep for March 13 test date (Wednesdays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section 2 Dates: 11 Wednesdays, December 16-March 10 (no class 12/30 and 2/17) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 12/16, 2/3 and 3/3) Fee: $685
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for May 8 test date (Mondays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section I Dates: 11 Mondays, February 8-May 3 (no class 2/15 and 4/19) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 2/8, 3/29 and 4/26) Fee: $685  
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for May 8 test date (Thursdays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section 2 Dates: 11 Thursdays, February 11-May 6 (no class 2/18 and 4/22) Time: 4:00-7:00PM (until 8:00PM on practice test nights, 2/11, 4/1 and 4/29) Fee: $685  
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for June 5 test date (Tuesdays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section I Dates: 11 Tuesdays, March 16-June 1 (no class 4/20) Time: 6:00-9:00PM (until 10:00PM on practice test nights, 3/16, 5/4 and 5/25) Fee: $685
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WS21-Full SAT Prep for June 5 test date (Wednesdays)

TBD if this class will be online or in person at NHS FULL SAT PREP COURSES Register for the program that fits best with your child’s schedule and leads up to the date when they will be taking the SAT test. Limited to 12 if classes are held online, and 24 if classes are held in person. Section 2 Dates: 11 Wednesdays, March 17-June 2 (no class 4/21) Time: 4:00-7:00PM (until 8:00PM on practice test nights, 3/17, 5/5 and 5/26) Fee: $685
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F20-Civics Series: Federal Government

ONLINE NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen.  Federal Government   Bob Baker You probably studied Federal government in high school, and maybe in college as well, but how much do you remember? Bob Baker, Government and Politics Professor, will help refresh your knowledge. He will cover topics such as our representatives, the three branches of government, the legislative process, the cabinet and federal judicial appointments. There will be ample time for questions. Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, October 28                                   Time: 7:00-9:00PM               Fee: $15 
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F20-Civics Series: State Government

ONLINE NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen.    State Government   Jay Gonzalez   Jay Gonzalez, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Secretary of Administration and Finance in the Deval Patrick administration, will lead an informative, interactive class on MA state government. Learn the State government basics: how MA government is structured, what it is responsible for, who your elected representatives are, etc. Then, spend time on how public policy and legislation get developed and how decisions get made. Most importantly, explore the ways in which you can engage and influence public policy and legislation at the state level. You will get an inside view of how state government works, and current issues will be used to illustrate the dynamics that drive policymaking at the state level.  Limited to 40.   Date: Wednesday, October 21                             Time: 6:30-8:00PM                     Fee: $15 
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F20-Civics Series: Overview of Regional Government in MA

ONLINE   NCE, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham, is pleased to present the following Civics Series. The program speakers are experts on the topic they are presenting, and their programs are designed to make you a more informed and engaged citizen.  Overview of Regional Government in MA  NEW Dan Matthews   Many functions of government are managed on a county or regional basis. In this informative program, Needham Select Board Member and Former Director of Norfolk County Operations, Dan Matthews, will provide an overview of regional government in Massachusetts, including county governments, state agencies using county district boundaries, regional planning agencies, regional authorities, and others. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Limited to 40.   Date: Thursday, October 8                  Time: 6:30-8:00PM                Fee: $15 
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