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  • Acing Your College Application

    This class will coach you on some of the key things to consider in the college application process. Focus on how to go about gathering the information you will need to decide where you might want to apply. We’ll talk about how goals for education, plans for jobs after college, and learning styles should help with choosing colleges. In the second session, we’ll focus more on applications and how to best showcase achievements, write winning essays, and make your application the best possible representation of you.
  • Acing Your College Interview

    Please note: This class date is incorrect in the printed catalog; it will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12. Interviewing with alumni or administration staff at a college can be a vital part of the application process. Not only does it demonstrate your interest, but it can also increase your acceptance chances. Learn what you need to know from someone with almost 25 years of experience interviewing prospective students. Leave with a better understanding of how to secure an interview, common interview formats, likely questions, and good subjects to share with your interviewer. Discuss appearance, mannerisms, and ways to ensure your responses are engaging and exciting. Get your questions answered and nerves calmed.
  • Bike Repair & Maintenance

    In just two hours, you can learn the essentials of bike repair and maintenance from the head mechanic at Arlington’s hometown bike shop. This hands-on class will teach you how to fix a flat, adjust gears and brakes, and other topics dictated by the interest of the group. Please note: Bring your bike to class.
  • Digital Photography: Bold Portraits

    Please note: The correct price for this class is $195. Explore your creative photography and self-expression talents with a longtime artist and high school teacher at Arlington High School’s brand-new professional media studio. Start by becoming acquainted with all of the options a camera has to offer and then explore cool photo manipulation applications in Adobe Creative Cloud. We’ll play with portraits that pop, make humorous selfies in PhotoBooth, and explore your cultural heritage in photomontages. Weekly assignments will provide you with several finished prints and a base knowledge of how to become a photographer with something to say. If we have time, we will also explore greenscreen and other editing applications.
  • Driver's Education through CS Driving School (Information Only)

    (Note - Information only) All Driver’s Ed registrations must be done online through CS Driving School. To Register, please visit CS Driving School. Select Locations then click Enroll under Arlington Community Ed. 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 (currently online), 12 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction (in-person), 6 hours of In-Car Observation, and a 2 hour Parent/Guardian Class (currently online; additional fee) 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: The classroom portion of this program is being held on Zoom and students will need to have a computer with a webcam and microphone. Please contact CS Driving directly for information on their Covid safety protocols for behind-the-wheel instruction time as they may differ from APS/ACE. Online* | $799 Two-Week Sessions | Monday–Friday | 5:00 – 8:00 pm August 1–12 Sept. 19-30 Oct. 17-28 Nov. 7-18 Dec. 5-16 One-Week Sessions | Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:30 pm August 15–19 August 22–26 Dec. 26-30 *Location (online vs. in person) subject to change based on requirements of the Register of Motor Vehicles.
  • Driver's Education through CS Driving School (Note - Information Only)

    (Note - Information only) All Driver’s Ed registrations must be done online through CS Driving School. To Register, please visit CS Driving School. Select Locations then click Enroll under Arlington Community Ed. $799 This class is for students who have reached the minimum age of 15 years, nine months by the first day of class. Fee covers online classroom hours and in person Behind-the-Wheel instruction. All Driver’s Ed registrations must be done online through CS Driving School at csdriving.com. Online | $799 Two-Week Sessions: Monday–Friday | 5:00–8:00 pm Sept. 19–30 *Please note this class will meet on Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 26 Oct. 17–28 Nov. 7–18 *Please note this class will meet on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 Dec. 5–16 Vacation Session: Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:30 pm Dec. 26–30 Location of classes (online vs. in person) may be subject to change based on requirements of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • In-Control Crash Prevention Training (Note - Class is not Full - Information Only)

    (Note - Class is not full - Information only) 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.
  • In-Control Crash Prevention Training (Note - Class is not Full - Information Only)

    (Note - Class is not full - Information only) 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.
  • Inside Scoop on College Admissions for Seniors

    Join a former college admissions officer for an insider’s perspective on the complex and challenging college admissions process. We'll go over important deadlines, what materials to submit and when, whether optional essays are really optional, how to prepare for a college interview (in-person or virtually), and if/when it is appropriate to submit college entrance exam (ACT/SAT) scores. We’ll review the variety of college application platforms, and which is best for your student. You’ll also learn application vocabulary, like the difference between Early Decision and Early Action. Finally, you’ll learn what to do after you submit your application. With this information you will be able to develop a strategy to prepare strong college applications. Parents and students are welcome to attend. Open to seniors with or without their parents.
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    Jumpstart College Admissions for Juniors

    Don’t miss this valuable seminar to help organize and prioritize your college search and application process. Find out when to tour colleges and what to ask during your visit; how to begin your college list; the meaning of application terminology, and much more. We will review all parts of the application process, from application platforms and college entrance exam strategies to college interviews and student resumes. Leave with a timeline to help keep you organized and focused throughout junior year. Open to students with or without their parents.
  • Lost Wax Casting

    Please note: The correct price for this class is $295. Investigate the fascinating process of casting detailed metal sculptures by using the lost wax method. You will sculpt a series of models out of a hard carving wax, a soft modeling wax, or another heat sensitive material. After encasing your model in plaster or silica, you’ll burn it away. By filling the resulting cavity with molten metal your original sculpture will have been duplicated into a finished metal work. We will also try other casting techniques including sand and plaster reliefs, as well as experiment with the tools, mediums, and sculpting techniques of master casting artists.
  • The Perils of Student Loan Debt (HS)

    Students and families should be concerned about the implications of student loans for higher education planning. Student loan debt is unlike any other—it’s extraordinarily difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, standard consumer protections have been legislatively removed from it, the U.S. government can garnish your Social Security benefits if you default on it, you generally can’t refinance it, and 18-22 year olds can borrow tens of thousands of dollars in minutes without any credit history or collateral. Yet there’s an (unwarranted) assumption that students “need” to take out student loan debt for their college plans. This class will educate you about student loan debt and why you don’t necessarily have to take it on and focus on why financial considerations should be primary in your higher education plans.
  • You Can Afford College If...(HS)

    Financial aid goes to families who plan and act in advance–before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. Learn how to maximize your financial aid by understanding the process and why implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. Visit collegefundingadvisors.com