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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I sign up?: You may begin to sign up for the current session's classes as soon as you receive the brochure or visit the website. We encourage you to sign up early so that a class may not be cancelled due to lack of registration. If space is still available in a class, registrations are taken up until 48 hours prior to the first day of class. 


Course Admission: Pentucket Community Education courses are open to participants 14 years and older, unless otherwise noted. You are officially enrolled and your name is placed upon the class roster as soon as we receive your registration form and payment. We do not send written confirmations, but we will notify you if there is any problem with your registration or changes that you should know about. 

Please note: we do not call or send confirmations. You are automatically signed up for the class of your choice. You’ll be notified only in the event your class if full or has been changed or canceled - No News is Good News!!


Room Assignments: Unless noted in the brochure, room assignments will be posted in the Pentucket High School Lobby on the first night of class.
When do classes start?: All course times are listed on the brochure and website or you may call Dianne Ferrara 978-363-2280 ext 116. 
Residents from other Communities:  Community Education Programs are opened to residents of Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury. If classes are not filled the Superintendent will review enrollment and open to other communities.
Senior Citizen Discount: Persons over the age of 65 are eligible to receive a $5 Senior Citizen’s Discount per course. This discount does not apply to "Boomers" classes which have already been discounted.  This will be noted in the course description.
Handicap Access: Pentucket Community Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to, access to, or operations of it’s programs, services or activities.   If you need assistance, please call the office 978-363-2280 ext 116 or email dferrara@prsd.org
Gift Certificates: Do you need a gift for a special someone who has everything? Give them the gift of enrichment! Learn a new skill, develop a new hobby, or pursue a dream! Gift Certificates are now available in any denomination. Certificates are good anytime, are non-refundable.
Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Programs will not be held when Pentucket schools are closed due to inclement weather or holiday. Please check the prsd.org website for cancellations due to inclement weather. Classes will be rescheduled for a later date. Community Education reserves the right to cancel and/or combine any program with insufficient enrollment. We will gladly refund any registration fee from a canceled class. All participants will be notified of any changes in the schedule. No refunds will be given, except in medical emergencies with a doctor’s note. Please allow 2-3 weeks for refund.
Payments: Payment must be made in full prior to the first class. Cash and check are accepted any time. Credit cards and echeck payment may be made online through our Unibank account.
Have an idea?: Pentucket Community Education is ALWAYS looking for new and interesting courses (and summer camps!) for adults, seniors, and children. Please contact Dianne Ferrara at dferrara@prsd.org with ideas and contact information.