What is ACE MV?
Adult and Continuing Education Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) provides accessible learning and development opportunities that enhance the ability of Vineyard residents to meet their career and personal goals and thereby enhance the island as an economically viable and culturally rich place to live and work.
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 in the following:
Hi-SET (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, small business marketing, and a One-Year Business Program that runs the gamut. 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. In addition to world languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and French, we offer independence and self-reliance courses.
ACE MV is a tax deductible 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. DONATE HERE.
ACE MV Partnerships and Collaborations: Cape Cod Community College, Fitchburg State University, Northeastern University, SCORE MV & Cape Cod, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vineyard Wind, Bristol Community College, and more.