To our returning Guests of Acalanes Adult Education, welcome back! To our new Guests, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy your learning experience at Acalanes Adult Education (AAE).
These past couple of years have been unique for us all. We weathered the initial storm and continue to embark upon great, new, and exciting adventures. AAE continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic; however, our Guests have steadily returned to our classes, whether in-person, online, or hybrid format, and we are grateful for your support. Since 1945, AAE has served the community and we look forward to welcoming you to our program for the 2022 - 2023 school year!
As I pen this message, I reflect upon the words of Audrey Hepburn, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible!” Throughout our journey since March 2020, we have all proven this to be true. As you peruse our Fall brochure, perhaps there is a course or a few courses, which you find to pique your interest; however, you might not feel you are quite ready…I ask you to take that plunge and tell yourself, “I’m possible,” and enroll in that class or two. Take the opportunity to learn something new, brush up on something you have not experienced in some time, or continue your learning pathway. Whether you are a returning or new Guest, know the staff at AAE are here to support you wherever your educational experience may take you.
Acalanes Adult Ed is now on Social Media. Guests may follow us on Instagram via our handle @acalanesadulteducation and Guests may also follow us on Facebook by visiting facebook.com/acalanesadulteducation.
Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) continues to work towards doing our part to help the environment by reducing paper waste. We began this journey with our paperless enrollment and beginning Fall 2022, we will continue this journey by no longer printing a brochure. Rather, we will provide a digital brochure for our Guests. Guests who have enrolled with AAE in the past will receive an email version of our Fall brochure. New Guests will be able to find our brochure online through our various media outlets.
Effective Fall term, an increase for courses will go into effect. It has been over seven years since AAE has increased rates and, after careful consideration and evaluation, we have decided to raise prices by an average of 20%. Overall, with this price increase, 60% of AAE classes remain $10 or less per hour and 98% of AAE classes remain $15 or less per hour. We wish to thank you for your business and hope that you will understand the necessity for this price increase.
Please note our refund policy. AAE will continue to offer online registration where students may enroll in classes and pay the course fees with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. We encourage you to enroll early so that you reserve your space in a class that is popular, or keep from being canceled due to low enrollment. Additionally, should your class be offered online, you will receive log-in information from your teacher.
Thank you to all our Guests for your continued support of AAE and I look forward to seeing you during our Fall, 2022 term.
Steven France, Director