Tuition must be paid at time of registration. You may register:
(1) By mail, using mail registration forms.
(2) In person, Adult School office, room A110, Columbia High School. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays 9-11 a.m. (Oct.-Dec.). Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Oct.-Dec.).
(3) By phone, fax or internet: ONLY by using VISA or MASTERCARD (minimum $10).
No receipts, reminders or tickets will be mailed. Register early to avoid disappointment and please make note of starting date, time and location of your class(es). You must be 14 (or a freshmen in high school) to take Adult School clsases, unless otherwise noted.
Make checks payable to SO-M Adult School. A returned check results in a handling fee of $20. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $5 ($3 for residents of South Orange and Maplewood) per person, each time you register.
If you register by September 14 for certain courses, pay the Early Bird (EB) fee.
REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY -- ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER A CLASS BEGINS.
Refunds will be made only if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the first session of each course. A $10 fee per course will be charged for refunds.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR DAY TRIPS:
If circumstances require you to cancel a day trip registration two weeks or more before the trip date, the Adult School will refund the fee, less $10, but deduct any non-refundable tickets if no replacement can be found. If the time is less than two weeks, a refund less $10 will be made only if a replacement can be found. When possible, unexpended lunch and admission fees will be refunded.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR EXTENDED TRIPS:
You may cancel a trip registration two weeks or more before the trip date. The Adult School will refund the fee, less $25, but will also deduct any non-refundable tickets if no replacement can be found. If the time is less than two weeks, a refund less $25 will be made only if a replacement can be found. Unexpended lunch and admission fees will be refunded when possible.
If the school must cancel a course or trip, full tuition will be refunded. All refunds will be processed after the third week of classes.
Locations are clearly marked under course descriptions. CHS is Columbia High School, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood. SOMS is South Orange Middle School, 70 No. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. South Mountain Annex, 112 Glenview Road, South Orange.
Columbia High School: Two large, well-lighted lots on W. Parker Avenue, a block below Valley Street, (west of Gleason Cleaners); weekday street parking available only between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and after 3 p.m. No parking on the north side of Parker between Valley and Prospect streets, or in Gleason Cleaners lot. Enter school from main entrance on Parker Avenue.
South Orange Middle School: Behind the building and on the street in front of the school. Enter school from rear parking lot.
Read street signs carefully for other restricted areas. Handicapped parking is available at schools.
No Adult School classes will meet if the public schools are closed due to inclement weather. Closings are announced on our voicemail message (973-378-7620) and on AM radio station WINS (1010) and posted on the homepage of this website.