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  • ACT Crash Course

    The ACT Add-On is intended for, but not limited to, students who have taken/are taking SAT Prep. Students will become familiar with the structure of all sections of the test (English, Reading, Math, and Science) as well as the essay. Special focus will be given to the unique science section, which is not found on the SAT. The course will cover question types and strategies for each section, and students will get a chance to practice and review questions from each section. This course will also teach strategies for writing the essay. Students will leave this course knowledgeable about all aspects of the ACT. Please note: Students will be expected to keep their cameras on for the duration of the instruction, breaks will be given as needed.
  • Demystifying College Admissions in the Age of Coronavirus

    Join a former college admissions officer for an insider’s perspective on the complex and challenging college admissions process. We will discuss how to conduct research on colleges through virtual visits, and how to make those visits more meaningful, the value of a college interview, even if it is conducted via Skype or Zoom, the ever-changing college entrance exam landscape, and the different college application platforms. We’ll also spend some time on choosing faculty for teacher recommendation letters, and the difference between Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision applications. With this information you will be able to develop a reasonable timeline for your student and learn key organizational strategies to keep your college application process on track. Parents and students are welcome to attend. Open to both juniors and seniors and their parents.
  • Driver's Education through CS Driving School

    Information only! TO REGISTER, please click on this link: CS Driving School (Select Locations then click Enroll under Arlington Community Ed. $699) April 19-23, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) May 10-21, Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm June 7-18, Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm June 28-July 2, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) July 5-9, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) July 12-23, Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm July 26-30, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) August 2-13, Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm August 16-20, Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) August 23-27, Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) August 30- September 3, Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Accelerated Vacation Session) CS Driving School has contracted with Arlington Community Education to offer Driver’s Education to students wishing to obtain their Certificate of Driver Education. The Complete Driver Education Program consists of 30 hours of Classroom Instruction, 12 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction, 6 hours of In-Car Observation, and a 2 hour Parent/Guardian Class which is mandated by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Classroom Instruction is for students who have reached the minimum age of 15 years, nine months (15.9) by the first day of class. Once a student is 16 years old and has a Massachusetts Learner’s Permit, the student can begin Behind-the-Wheel Instruction. CS Driving School must have a copy of the student’s Learner’s Permit on file prior to scheduling lessons. Behind-the-Wheel lessons are scheduled online through the Student Portal. CS Driving School offers lessons seven days a week with pick-up and drop-off from Arlington High or any other location in Arlington. (Please note: This class is being held on Zoom and students will need to have a computer with a webcam and microphone.) All Driver’s Ed registrations must be done online through CS Driving School. To Register, please visit Select Locations then click Enroll under Arlington Community Ed. $699
  • Explore Arlington Through Urban Planning

    (In Person) Interested in architecture, urban planning, or simply want to learn more about the place you live? Rediscover your town from an architectural, historical, social, and personal perspective. Learn all about the elements of urban development, gaining practical skills used in urban research. We’ll focus on Arlington Center, looking at maps and statistics, discovering how photography and video recording can function as a research tool, and studying historical layers of the town to see the architectural styles. We’ll go into the field to look for secret gems and develop our own project ideas for how the town can function better, from street improvements or site specific art installations to community development projects.
  • Financial Literacy Workshop

    As soon as you start earning money, it’s important to learn how to manage it. In this financial literacy workshop, we’ll cover how to track and manage expenses, set up a budget, the pros and cons of credit cards, and how to set goals for larger purchases and future expenses. We’ll also review other financial impacts to young adults, including student loans. Turn yourself into your own bank and learn how to control your money before it controls you. Start building the foundation for lifelong financial success.
  • GED Prep: MindEdge Learning

    DO NOT ENROLL HERE. Visit MindEdge GED Test Prep to select your GED class. Arlington Community Education partners with MindEdge to offer hundreds of online courses that meet the varied needs of our students. MindEdge has self-paced, comprehensive professional development classes for those who want to get ahead.
  • In Control Crash Prevention Training

    Information only: Register directly at In Control Crash Prevention In Control Crash Prevention is a non-profit training program committed to helping reduce automobile crashes through hands-on training. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens nationwide and the main causes are speed and inexperience. Students and their families can learn safety skills that can only be taught at In-Control’s unique closed course environment. Learn how to handle skidding, panic stops, tailgating, and emergency lane changes. This 4.5 hour course has been highly recommended to us by CS Driving School as a way to better learn how to handle unexpected driving situations. Visit this link for a special Arlington Community Ed discount, class details, as well as insurance discounts for graduates of the class: In Control Crash Prevention.
  • Wall Street Boot Camp

    Wall Street Boot Camp is a fun, fast-paced program for mastering the fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Wall Street. Learn the building blocks of turning concepts into companies, participate in writing a business plan as part of a team, and present your prototype to a mock "Shark Tank" of fellow students and instructors. Explore the basics of how the stock market works, perform equity analysis, and participate in a stock market game. We will also teleconference with real entrepreneurs, CEOs, as well as Wall Street professionals such as hedge fund managers, investment advisors or traders.