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General Enrollment Information


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All classes have enrollment limits. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
The Recreation Dept. reserves the right to cancel, alter, or change any classes if circumstances warrant. Registrations are entered on a first come/first serve basis. Please note that submittal of your registration on-line does not necessarily mean you are guaranteed placement into a program. On-line applications are picked-up first thing each morning and processed on a first come/first serve basis. Some programs may have different enrollment procedures. Please see individual program write-up for details.

Every course and activity in the Recreation and Community Services Dept. is open to all.

Refunds: When a student drops a course, instructional and other costs must still be met. If you are dissatisfied with a program after the first session, you must let us know before the second session to receive your pro-rated refund. In the event of an extended illness or injury we will issue a pro-rated voucher if notification is given prior to the end of the course. We cannot issue refunds for trips, special events, or ticketed events unless a replacement has been found. No refunds are given for single session courses. Refunds will take up to fours weeks to be processed. For 1 week long courses, refunds must be requested at least 7 days before the start of class.

There will be a $5 administration fee assessed to all refunds. If the Recreation Department cancels a program, we do not assess this administration fee. Please note that the fee for canceling or transferring Summer Adventure courses is $10.

Course Cancellations: Classes are not held on legal holidays or during school vacation weeks. There are no evening classes when Winchester High School is closed. Make-up Classes are arranged for any postponed classes, but they can be canceled because of weather and travel conditions. Contact your instructor at the next regular class meeting for details.

Filled Courses: If your course is filled, we place you on a wait list and notify you. If you paid by credit card, we do not charge your account. Whenever possible, we try to add additional classes for oversubscribed courses.

Class Location: Class location is noted with each course description. Most Community Education courses are offered at Winchester High School (WHS), Skillings Road. We will post exact room assignments the first night of class. Other locations are specified in the class description and the mailed brochure.

Supplies: Except where noted, supplies and study material are not included in the fees.

Financial Aid Some financial aid is available, contact the Recreation Director for information

Inclement Weather: Programs will be canceled automatically when schools are closed because of inclement weather. Call 781-721-7125 if in doubt.

Handicap Access: Every possible effort will be made to ensure that programs are accessible to all.

Waiver: All participants or parent/gaurdians must sign the Winchester Recreation & Community Education Waiver. When mailing or faxing the registration, include the signed waver that is printed in the mailed brochure. Waivers for others will be available at the Recreation Dept. office or at the first class session.