FAQs

Office hours may vary during summer and school vacation weeks. Call ahead before visiting (508) 263-9651.

Monday thru Thursday: Noon to 8 pm

Friday: 9 am to 3 pm

Our office is closed during state and federal holidays.

Our office is located inside of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School at 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough MA 01752.

New students –

Those 60 years old and older are eligible for our 10% Senior Discount.

  1. Create your Account
  2. Call 508.263.9651 or email info@AssabetACE.com to activate Senior pricing
  3. Enroll and Save

***DO NOT register for courses and pay the full course fee if you wish to receive the senior discount!

Returning students –

  1. Sign in to your account (forget your username or password? Email or call the office)
  2. Search and view for classes you are interested in –
    • If the course fee online is 10% less than what is listed in the catalog, your account is already set-up for senior pricing.
    • If the course fee online matches what is in the catalog, email or call the office before registering and paying for any classes so we can activate senior pricing.

Senior Discounts do not apply to most Career / License classes or one night classes.

Occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances Assabet After Dark must cancel a class. You will be notified by email.

Cancelled classes are made up (same day of week and time) by extending the end date of the course, unless other arrangements are made between the instructor and the class and approved by the director.

When the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School closes due to snow conditions, weather, or emergency events, in-person evening classes are also cancelled.

During weather events: Look for the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School cancellation notice on the stations listed below or on the home page of our website. In the event day classes are not cancelled and the weather worsens, if a decision to cancel evening classes is made, it will be relayed to the following television stations by 4:00 PM (if evening classes are going to be held as usual, there will be no notice): WBZ-TV, WCVB-TV, FOX 25-TV.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID –

  • If you are vaccinated, you may come to class as long as you do not have any symptoms. You must monitor your symptoms, however, and if you have a runny nose, fever, cough, etc. then you need to stop coming to class and get tested for COVID, wait for test results, if positive you must stay home and quarantine for 5 days. At home tests are acceptable.
  • If you are NOT vaccinated and do not have symptoms, then you need to get tested. At home tests are acceptable. If you test negative, you may return to class when you are feeling better, and continue to monitor your symptoms.
  • If you are NOT vaccinated and HAVE symptoms, then you must stay home, quarantine and get tested. If you test positive, then you must stay home and quarantine for 5 days.

Thank you for adhering to our COVID policies so that we may continue to hold in-person classes and to keep our program safe for all.

If you choose not to test for COVID, then you must stay home and quarantine for 5 days.

COVID-19 Testing in Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing

When you enroll in a class, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject line “Assabet Community Education Confirmation”. Your confirmation email will list the location of your class with directions on where to park, which door to enter, and how to get to your classroom.

3 days prior to the start of your class, you will receive a reminder email that will have the same information or will have updated information regarding the location of your classroom.

Assabet Community Education will not hold classes on the following dates:

  • September 22, 2022 – Parent’s Night
  • October 10, 2022 – Columbus Day
  • October 27, 2022 – PAC Dinner
  • November 11, 2022 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 23-25, 2022 – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8, 2022 – Admissions/Showcase Night
  • December 26-31, 2022 – Winter Break
  • January 2, 2023 – New Year’s Day
  • January 16, 2023 – President’s Day
  • January 26, 2023 – Back to School Night
  • February 20-24, 2023 – School Vacation
  • April 17-21, 2023 – Spring Break
  • May 29, 2023 – Memorial Day
  • June 19, 2023 – Juneteenth Day

Virtual classes may be held during holidays and during breaks.

Students must be 18 years of age or older by the start date of the class unless otherwise stated in the course description or with Director approval.

Click here to view or download a PDF of our Code of Conduct.

General Guidelines

1. Be Respectful of Others

2. Avoid Distractions or Disruptions

3. Silence all cell phones and communication devices

  • Do not hold conversations with others while the class is in progress
  • Pay attention to the instructor
  • Your presence adds to the learning community in the classroom

4. Disruptions and unprofessional behavior which may result in expulsion from class and forfeiture of payment include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical or verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, sexual harassment, bullying, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  • Physical altercations.
  • Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to personal or public property.
  • Violation of federal, state, or local law on premises, including but not limited to the following:
    • Use, possession or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances
    • Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals.
    • Intoxication, use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
    • Use of tobacco in any form on school property. Tobacco products are defined as any product or substance containing tobacco include smoking and chewing items.

We welcome and accept students of any race, color, religion, handicap, gender identity, national and ethnic origin and extended all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded and made available to Community Education students.

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