What’s coming up at ACE MV

In light of all that’s happened this past year, we hope you’re as motivated as we are to learn more — and be more — in 2021. That’s why we’re offering a wide variety of new and returning courses this semester, as well as new staff and internship opportunities.

Our first offering of the year is the return of a popular class, How to Write A Book Proposal with author Holly Bellebuono. The following week, our Offshore Wind Technician program kicks off. Another highlight of our Winter schedule is Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression: starting February 2nd, this is a 3-credit undergrad college course accredited by Fitchburg State University. It’s open to everyone, including dual enrollment high school students, educators, and lifelong learners alike. And if you’re an island educator, we’ve got à la carte courses just for you. Scroll down for details.

Other offerings this semester include: HiSET prep, Quickbooks Essentials, Women in Photography, First Aid & Survival in the Wilderness, CDL Class A licensing, and Medical Interpreter Training… and that’s just to name a few.

Help Wanted

Now Hiring: Career Navigation Specialist

ACE MV is in search of a qualified candidate to helm our new Career Pathways program for high school students. Are you the right fit? Click here to see the details.

Also needed: volunteers and interns

Are you able to volunteer any of your time, or intern for a small stipend? We’re in need of a few more hands around the (virtual) office! Click here to find out what we’re looking for.

Courses just for local educators

If you’re a teacher, don’t miss the courses that we’ve put together just for you! ACE MV has teamed up with Fitchburg State University to offer these courses for credit or PDPs (click on course titles for details): Teachers Address the Challenges of a Diverse Classroom in the 21st Century and Intro to Cultural Competency for Educators. Also available (and open to everyone): Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression.

There’s still time to join our Offshore Wind Tech certificate program

Classes start the week of Jan 25, so don’t wait! Apply today and start training for an exciting new career as an Offshore Wind Technician.

Click here for more information about this program.

Looking back and moving forward

ACE MV is offering some thought-provoking and engaging classes in the subject of Social Justice this year. In addition to our cultural competency courses just for educators, our 3-credit undergraduate course Issues of Race, Diversity and Oppression begins in February, followed by Rev. Will Mebane’s seminar, “Racism in the Media: Words, Images, Iconography” (details coming shortly), and in April, we’re running a Social Justice Reading Group.

We look forward to seeing you in class this year!

COVID-19 Coronavirus update


As you may be seeing in the news, several schools across the state have opted to close for varying lengths of time due to concerns around COVID-19. We hold most of our classes at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, and as of now (March 12) the school remains open. However, should the school district decide to close, many of our classes will have to be cancelled/postponed. We are currently looking into holding virtual classes and will update you as soon we have procedures in place.

In the meantime, ACE MV is ensuring that all classrooms and surfaces are disinfected thoroughly and that teachers are advised of preventative measures. We are strongly suggesting that all students and faculty take precautions as outlined by the CDC: wipe down surfaces, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and most importantly, STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.

If you registered for a current or upcoming course but are not feeling well, have a compromised immune system or underlying health conditions, or have concerns about public gatherings, please contact us at info@acemv.org or 508-693-9222.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS AS OF 3/12/20: Excel I & II, Instagram.
STILL ON AS OF 3/12/20: ServSafe March 14 & 21; Fertilizer Licensure March 21