• How to Register

    1. ONLINE registration is available at www.shawsheentech.org. 
    2. VISIT us during walk-in registration hours at Shawsheen Valley Technical HS on February 12, 2020 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 Student 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 a30 day processing period. 
    6. To request a refund,log into your account on the adulteducation registration website and choose the course you wish to cancel. 


    Course Cancellations 

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


    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 text book. 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. 


    School Holidays

    There will be NO evening classes on the following dates: 

    January 17 

    January 27 

    February Vacation Week (February 21-25)  

    April Vacation Week (April 18-22)  

    May 30  


    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. 


    Face Masks

    At the time of the release of this catalog (December 2021), the Billerica Board of Health has an indoor mask mandate.  This means that all students, staff, teachers, and visitors entering Shawsheen’s school building need to wear a mask at all times.  We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate pandemic. 



    Students and/or student work may be featured electronically or in print as part of promotion for our classes.  Your enrollment indicates your consent for this. 



    Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy on the website and the catalog as of the publishing date. However, all policies, procedures, tuition fees and curriculum, 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. 


    Shawsheen  Valley Technical High School does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI); on the basis of sex, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; on the basis of disability, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); or on the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination Act of 1974 (Age Discrimination Act). Nor does it discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, disability, or homelessness status in accordance with Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971 (M.G.L. c.76 §5) and Chapter 151B of the General Laws.