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 April 23

April 23 – 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 until September. 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 and testing is permitted. Students will be notified when date is set.

Photography: the entire class has been reworked, reset and moved online. The first session will meet Tuesday, April 28. Registration is open to new students.

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.

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 has been moved online and will run on Thursday, April 30.

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

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

Professional Scuba Diving (original start date 4/7): CANCELLED

Instagram Marketing: CANCELLED but has been incorporated into a new series: “How to Move Your Business Online”. More information to come.

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

Driving 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!

COVID-19 Coronavirus update

AS OF 3/12/20: ACE MV CLASSES STILL IN SESSION

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