We envision a Vineyard community which is economically and culturally rich—whose youth and adults are independent, self-confident and have the ability to achieve professional and personal goals.
Our mission is to provide Vineyard residents and workforce with learning experiences that enable them to thrive through skill building, professional development, credentialing, and life-long learning.
ACE MV stands for Adult & Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard. We offer a wide range of courses–in education, business and administration, technical and trades, energy, health care, agriculture, computer literacy, languages, leadership, and more. We provide opportunities to earn a certificate, license, or degree in a number of economic sectors, allowing Vineyard residents to pursue advanced learning without leaving the Island. All of our classes, courses, and programs are open to adults and many are open to high school juniors and seniors. Currently, we offer classes and programs in the following:
HiSET (GED) COURSES IN ESSENTIAL ENGLISH, MATH, AND SCIENCE prepare adults (and young adults) to take the State High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).
JOB SKILLS TRAINING for island adults who choose to stay on the island as part of the workforce. This includes classes in basic computing, Excel, Quickbooks, basic bookkeeping and small business marketing. We also consider our Brazilian Portuguese course an important Island job skill for those who work with the public.
CERTIFICATE COURSES for small business owners and entrepreneurs who need certification to meet state and local requirements, including areas in construction, food-handling and landscaping.
COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES for dual enrollment high school students; recent graduates who cannot afford or are unsure about leaving the island for college, and non-traditional learners who have some college experience and who are looking for an affordable way to earn their undergraduate degree or matriculate back into the state system.
GRADUATE CREDIT COURSES for island professionals seeking to take the next step in their careers.
CREATIVE SKILL-BUILDING for island adults who want to learn to master their creative interests, explore these pursuits as career options, or enhance their established careers in the arts. We offer classes in photography, writing, and the culinary arts.
ENRICHMENT CLASSES bridge generations and cultures, providing educational and intellectual stimulation to learners of all ages.
ACE MV is a tax deductible 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. DONATE HERE.