• Important Information

    How to Register

    Three Easy Ways:

    1. ONLINE registration is available at www.shawsheentech.org.
    2. VISIT us during walk-in registration hours at Shawsheen Valley Technical HS on WednesdaySeptember 8, 2021 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the front lobby.
    3. EMAIL us at adulted@shawtech.org to set up an appointment with adult education staff. You are always welcome to sign up in person after walk-in registration has ended.


    When does registration begin?

    Registration opens as soon as the catalog of classes is posted online at www.shawsheentech.org. We recommend customers register at least two weeks before classes begin. Classes with low enrollment risk cancellation. Registering early gives the best chance of classes running.


    Website Log-In

    Our on-line registration system requires that you create a log-in with a username and password. Customers are encouraged to create the username and password prior to walk-in registration. Create your log-in at www.shawsheentech.org


    Registration Confirmation

    You are officially enrolled as soon as we receive your payment. An email address is required for a confirmation email to be sent to you from Shawsheen Tech.


    Registration Age Requirement

    Classes are open to adults eighteen years of age and older.


    Course Withdrawal and Refunds

    Refunds are handled as follows:

    1. Full refunds are given when a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.
    2. Withdrawal from any course up to 8 days prior to the start date will receive a full refund.
    3. Withdrawal from a course 7 days or less prior to the published start date of the course we provide a 50% refund.
    4. No refund will be issued AFTER the first class of any course.
    5. Refund payments require a 30 day processing period.
    6. To request a refund, please email adulted@shawtech.org including the course name and your contact information.


    Course Cancellations

    All classes are offered pending sufficient enrollment, subject to cancellation at the discretion of Shawsheen Tech.


    Our Location

    Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., Billerica, MA 01821.


    Parking and School Entrance

    Enter the school parking lot from the Cook Street entrance. Please do not park in the front parking lot reserved for school administrators. The front doors to the school remain locked in the evening. Ample parking is provided in the main parking lot. Please enter the building through the main student entrance. This is the only door for adult education students to enter and exit.


    First Night of Class, Room Assignments, Course Materials

    On the first night of class, enter the building through the main student entrance. Adult education staff will be available to bring students to their classrooms. For most courses instructors will provide hand-outs and other course materials, very few courses require a textbook. We do recommend that you bring a notebook and pen for your own benefit. 


    School Closings

    Occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances (snow, power outages, instructor illness, etc.) Shawsheen Tech must cancel an evening class. In the case of a snow emergency, check your local news channel for cancellations regarding evening classes. If weather worsens during the day, a decision will be made by late afternoon and relayed to the television stations.  Class cancellations will also be announced on the school website at shawsheentech.org, on Twitter at STI_adult_ed and shawtech_hs

    If a class is canceled for reasons other than weather, students will receive a phone call or e-mail from the course instructor and/or Shawsheen Tech faculty letting them know class has been cancelled.


    Class Make–Up

    In the event a class is cancelled classes are made up by extending the finishing date of the course, unless other arrangements are made between the instructor and the class.


    School Holidays

    There will be NO evening classes scheduled on the following dates: 

    Monday, October 11 

    Thursday, November 11 

    Thursday, November 18 

    Wednesday/Thursday, November 24 & 25 




    Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy within this web site as of the publishing date. All policies, procedures, tuition fees and curriculum, however, are subject to change at any time by the appropriate action of the instructor or the administration of Shawsheen Tech. Shawsheen Tech reserves the right to make changes regarding the information contained herein.

    In compliance with federal and state law, it is the policy of the Shawsheen Valley Technical Institute not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies.

    Shawsheen Technical Institute does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations. The Shawsheen Technical Institute also does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA and Section 504 may be forwarded to the designated ADA and Section 504 compliance coordinator.

    Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Office Address: 100 Cook Street, Billerica MA Phone Number (Voice/TDD): 978-667-2111 Days/Hours Available: 10am until 5pm