Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I register for a class?

You can register online, by telephone at 978-318-1432, or fax 978-369-1725 with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or mail in form with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or check payable to CCACE. You are enrolled upon receipt of your tuition and registration form; a space cannot be held without payment in full. Enrollment is open to anyone of high school age or older except where noted; children cannot be accommodated in adult classes.

A $10 processing fee will be deducted if you withdraw your registration. Please contact the office at least a week before the course begins if you must cancel your registration; after that time your tuition is committed to your course.

Can I register after a class has started?

Providing there is still space in the class, yes!

I don't live in Concord or Carlisle. Can I still take a class?

Most classes are open to both district residents and non-residents. A non-resident fee of $3 applies to all classes.

Will I receive notification that I am enrolled?

Yes! We will ask for an email address at the time of registration. You will receive a confirmation/receipt and then you will receive a reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the class.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds will be given if a student withdraws at least one week prior to the start of the course, less a processing fee of $10. No other refunds will be granted. Full refunds will be granted for any course that is cancelled due to low enrollment or the fee may be transferred to another class. Note: 3rd party providers noted in catalog have their own refund policies that apply to students.

Can I get a course completion certificate?

Please request a Course Completion Certificate when you enroll if you require one. Use of the Certificate for professional development objectives is the responsibility of the student.

When do I pay the tuition?

Tuition fees must be paid at the time of registration and accompany registration by telephone, mail, fax or email.

Where are classes held?

Most classes are held at CCHS. Please check the location listings on the preceding page for locations, and if necessary call the office for assistance.

How can I get on the mailing list?

We mail to every household in Carlisle and Concord 3 times annually: course catalogs in the fall, winter, and spring/summer. To request a catalog, call the office at 978-318-1432 or email ace@concordps.org.

What are the policies for cancellations and make-ups?

Classes are not held on legal holidays or during school vacation weeks, and may be canceled due to weather and travel conditions. There are no evening classes when Concord-Carlisle High School is canceled. Make-up meetings will be arranged for any postponed classes; contact your instructor at the next regular class meeting for details. Full-day cancellations will be announced over channels 8, 4, 5 and 7, and CCHS radio WIQH 88.3 FM.

In doubt? Call our main number, 978-318-1432.

Are classes held on holidays?

Please note the starting date of your courses. All courses run for the number of sessions noted, and do not meet on legal holidays or during school vacations unless otherwise noted. Major legal and religious holidays are typically observed, and K-12 back-to-school nights and professional days will interrupt evening classes. Your teacher will review the schedule with you.

Classes are postponed during Concord Town Meetings in the Spring.

What is the department endorsement policy?

The opinions, views and recommendations of Concord-Carlisle teachers represent their own views and not necessarily those of Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education. The Community Education program does not endorse any commercial services or products offered by teachers or cooperating organizations.

Can I apply for financial aid?

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest supports Adult & Community Education financial aid for students whose circumstances require it. Please request this assistance when you contact the office to enroll.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering for a class or program on our site, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to complete your registration.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an order or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, or use certain other site features in the following ways: • To quickly process your transactions.

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf [show]

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
    • On our Privacy Policy Page
  • Can change your personal information:
    • By emailing us
    • By calling us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act).

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email within 7 business days
  • We will notify you via phone call within 7 business days
  • We will notify you via letter within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at ace@concordps.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
www.concordcarlisleace.org
500 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742
ace@concordps.org

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