2020 - 2021 School Year Enrollment

A.C.E. After School Open Enrollment - 2020/2021 School Year

Open Enrollment: DATE CHANGED

For the safety of our staff and residents, we will be altering the process for registering for the A.C.E. Before and After School program.

Registration will no longer occur on Monday, March 23.  Instead, we will move to a lottery system and postpone the deadline.  We ask that all families interested in registering for A.C.E. at any site to complete a registration form digitally, or scan your physical copy, and email it to Jenn Turmel at jturmel@colchestervt.gov. The deadline is Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 PM. All lottery submissions will be called by Friday, March 27 and informed of the status of their registration.  At this time, if you’ve received a spot in the program, you will need to provide a credit/debit card number to pay the registration fee and first-week deposit.

If you need a registration form, please see p. 10 of the Summer Guide, or visit the A.C.E. Page. You will also find links for 2020 – 2021 Tuition to help you calculate your first-week deposit.

We recognize the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause our participants, families and everyone in our community. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time as we all navigate through this pandemic. We will continue to communicate any updates and/or changes to our programs, classes, and events.

Contact: Jenn Turmel, jturmel@colchestervt.gov or 802-264-5643.

Open Enrollment for 2020 - 2021 School Year

Open Enrollment is for anyone not currently enrolled in the A.C.E. Before and/or After School Program.

Complete an A.C.E. Registration Form (PDF) and submit to the Rec Dept. with a $20 registration fee and a non-refundable one-week deposit.  
PLEASE NOTE: CMS Program is for 6th graders only.  Around 3:15 PM, they will walk over to MBS to join that program for the remainder of the day.

Registration Paperwork


All enrollees will need to complete an A.C.E. Registration Form (PDF).  Non-refundable registration fee and one-week deposit will need to be submitted as well.  A Registration Packet and Parents' Packet will be emailed to all families in July. These documents need to be updated annually.
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Enrollment Details


  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All NEW registrants must pay a $20 non-refundable registration fee.
  • A non-refundable first week deposit is also collected at time of registration. [See Per Week Costs at bottom of page].
  • Registration forms can also be found at the Recreation Department or in the Summer Brochure.
  • All cancellations require a 2-week (10 business days) written notice. Tuition is refundable if you have paid in advance.
  • We will begin a waiting list once a site reaches its maximum number of participants. Waiting lists are kept during the school year in case of mid-year cancellations.
  • A.C.E. is open to Colchester School District students in grades K - 6.
  • Parents Packets and Registration Packets will be emailed to all participants in mid-July. All new and returning families need to complete all paperwork before child can begin attending the A.C.E. Program.
  • Tuition must be paid by Automatic Withdrawal (see "Tuition" on side bar). No exceptions!
  • Enrollment available for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week. 1 day option is not available.
  • The A.C.E. Before & After School Program is a licensed childcare program through the State of Vermont.  Financial assistance provided by Childcare Resource is accepted by our program (see "Tuition" on side bar).

Cost Per Week 2020 - 2021
MBS, UMS, PPS


 Before School Care (MBS only)  
Days Attending 1st Child Additional Child
5 Days/week $51 $46
4 Days/week $47 $43
3 Days/week $43 $40
2 Days/week $37 $35
 After School Care  
Days Attending 1st Child  Additional Child
5 Days/week $87 $82
4 Days/week $79 $75
3 Days/week  $67 $64
2 Days/week $53 $51
 Both Before & After School Care (MBS Only)
Days Attending 1st Child Additional Child
5 Days/week $114 $109
4 Days/week $103 $99
3 Days/week $88 $85
2 Days/week $70 $68

CMS
 After School Care (CMS)    
Days Attending 1st Child Additional Child
5 Days/week $105 $100
4 Days/week $97 $92
3 Days/week $85 $80
2 Days/week $72 $67