A letter from Executive Director Holly Bellebuono

Dear friends,

You may remember the ACE MV office used to be in a little house on Greenwood Avenue in Vineyard Haven. Then, last spring, we moved into an office within the high school. At the moment—as our social and economic realities change daily—our staff and board are working remotely, but Vineyard adult education is still going strong. Read more…


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COVID-19 Updates & Education for Martha’s Vineyard Residents

All ACE MV classes postponed or moved online – updated March 30

April 9 – updates in purple

Monday, March 16 – In the interest of public health, the Martha’s Vineyard public schools have closed for 3 weeks until May. Therefore we are postponing all of our classes and/or moving them to an online format.

CURRENT CLASSES:

HiSET: the final class that was scheduled for Wednesday 3/18 is postponed until in-person meetings are permitted. Students will be notified when date is set.

Photography: the second class that was scheduled for Tuesday 3/17 is postponed until a remote teaching platform is determined. Students will be notified.

Microsoft Office Basics: the third class that was scheduled for Wednesday 3/18 is postponed until a remote teaching platform is determined. Students will be notified.

Electrical Machinery (Offshore Wind): the class that was scheduled for 3/18 was moved to an online format starting Wednesday 3/25. If you are a student of this class, you have been notified — please check your email.

CSL: the final class that was schedule for Thursday 3/19 is postponed to a later date (timed to be close to the next exam). Instructor Bill Howland will contact students with status updates.

Public Speaking: the final class that was scheduled for this Thursday night 3/19 is postponed until a remote teaching platform is determined. Students will be notified.

ServSafe: the class that was scheduled for March 14 & 21 will be rescheduled in May. Students will be notified when date is set. Warning: remote classes and exams are not yet accreditable; do not take an online ServSafe certification class until you are sure the certification will be valid.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Fertilizer Applicators (original date 3/21): CANCELLED

Quickbooks (original start date 3/26): Postponed until a remote teaching platform is determined. Students will be notified.

The Business of Farming workshop (3/26, 4/2): POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Masters of Education course: This class will be taught remotely and is still scheduled to start Tuesday, March 31.

Intro to Business (original start date 4/1): CANCELLED. Will be held again in Fall 2020

Professional Scuba Diving (original start date 4/7): start date postponed until summer, first half will be taught remotely

Docent Training (original start date 4/8): CANCELLED

Instagram Marketing: CANCELLED but may be incorporated into a new series… stay tuned!

Pesticide Applicators (original date 4/11): POSTPONED until statewide testing resumes

Success with Business Communication (original start date 4/28): STILL ON! JOIN US for our remote class just $75

Commercial Driver’s License Class A (CDL) (original start date 5/4): POSTPONED TO SUMMER. Students will be notified when new dates are determined.

Hoisting 2-A/1-C License Prep (original start date 5/9): POSTPONED TO SUMMER. Students will be notified when new dates are determined.

Class Cancellations

In the interest of public health, we are cancelling/postponing the following classes:

  • Lawn Fertilizer Applicators prep course on 3/21 – CANCELLED, next date TBD
  • The Business of Farming workshop (3/26, 4/2) – POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2021

Some upcoming classes may be offered remotely via Zoom. Stay tuned. Join our mailing list for future updates!