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Important Information

Behind the Wheel Students: Please bring the following to the first behind the wheel class:

1. Valid Virginia Learners permit

2. Classroom completion card or receipt showing current enrollment

3. Online confirmation receipt or the walk-in registration form, signed by a parent/guardian

ACE Online Distance Learning: Online courses are a convenient way to learn anytime, anywhere. High Speed internet access is recommended. Instructions:

1. Enroll in your course with our online course provider:

· Link to http://www.coursecatalog.com/fairfax.

· Type the course name or number into the search tool.

· If desired, view the full course outline.

· Select “Add to Cart.”

· Select a start date, then click on “Add Selected Item.”

· Select “Proceed to Check Out" and complete form.

· Select "Enroll" then "Confirm."

2. Make your payment with ACE:

· Complete the enrollment by making your payment to ACE using one of five convenient ways to register (see inside back cover).

· You will be provided access to your course within 2-3 business days.

Please contact comptraining@fcps.edu if you have questions.

Registration Information:

Early registration offers the best possibility of obtaining a seat in the class of your choice.  Popular classes fill quickly so do not delay. If a seat is available, your payment reserves your place in the class. 

Adults over age 18 may attend our classes. You do not need to be a resident of Fairfax County and no additional fees are collected for out-of-county students.

Senior discount information 

Classes such as driver education (Behind-the-Wheel), SAT/PSAT preparation, TJ Admissions Test Prep, after-school enrichment, summer camps and world language instruction are available for students under the age of 18. 

Additional course is available online and is the most current including any updates since the catalog was printed.

In addition to registering online other registration options are available. We will honor an “authorization to bill” letter at the time of registration by mail, fax, or in person, which must come from your employer and be on company letterhead. Please be sure that your employer includes contact information for the person who will be authorizing the payment.

ADA accommodations  More.

Individuals registering online receive a registration confirmation immediately. Individuals choosing other registration methods will receive an email confirmation.

Gift certificates are available for purchase at Plum Center. You may also register a family member online by using the “Add a Member” option at the class screen.

You may be able to register for a class after the start date. This requires permission from a program specialist. Please call a customer service representative at 703-658-2727.

Your registration confirmation is required to be taken to class if you register on the class start date. You may not register with the instructor and no attendance is allowed without prior registration.

Textbook information: 

Textbooks are required for class that list a textbook in the course description unless the book is marked “optional." In some instances, such as language classes, the same text is used for several different class levels; if you have previously purchased a book please deselect the checkbox next to the textbook. 

Payment for textbooks is required when you register; textbooks will be delivered at the first class meeting to students who have enrolled at least ten days prior to the class starting.

What if I purchased a textbook for my class

If you purchased textbooks, delivery will be at your first class if you registered at least 10 days before the start of your class; otherwise, delivery will be at the second class. Directions to your classroom will be posted at the main entry of your class location the first night of class. In case of bad weather, call 703-658-1203 for class status.

Class information:

How do I find out about school closings and cancellations
Emergency announcements, weather delays, and cancellations are posted on the FCPS website.  ACE follows FCPS procedure, with one exception.  When schools are delayed two hours, ACE classes will begin on time

How do I know in which level language class to enroll
Your experience with a language determines the best class for you. More

How do I know which level of a class to take
The course description gives the prerequisites for each level of multi-level courses. If you are not sure if your background matches the prerequisites, contact the program specialist for your subject area.

Where can I find directions to my class
Class location addresses are found in our catalog, ACE Classes, and on the online registration site. Click on “Location” for a map and driving directions. You can also visit the FCPS Schools and Centers Directory for FCPS school locations.

If I take a computer class, will I have a computer to use in the class
Yes. Please register early for computer classes as the number of students in a class is limited to the number of computers in the classroom.

When and why are classes cancelled
Classes require a minimum number of students. If the class minimum is not reached by the pre-registration deadline, the class will be canceled and full refunds given. You will be notified by phone (or email) using the contact information you have provided. If a class is cancelled due to weather, the class is automatically rescheduled for one week later at the same time and place unless someone from ACE notifies you otherwise. If you are attending a class with several sessions, attend your next scheduled class meeting.

 

March 2017