Elementary and High School Institutions
The island of Martha's Vineyard is served by several elementary schools, one high-school, and one charter school. For information on any of the Elementary Schools in the towns of Chilmark (and Aquinnah), Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, or West Tisbury as well as the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School use the following link: http://www.mv.k12.ma.us/schools-menu.html
For more information on the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School use the following link: http://www.mvpcs.org
Did life’s twists and turns prevent you from earning a high school degree? You can earn a General Education Development (GED) degree on island by attending once-a-week classes in the evening.
Classes are conducted Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, across the street from the Hot Tin Roof. Katy Upson, who teaches the course, said anyone age 17 and over is welcome. The course is approximately six weeks, culminating in a test administered by Jeff Agnoli at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. There is a small fee for the course and the test.
The course is offered by the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Michael A. McCormack stepped in when when the state Department of Education announced it was discontinuing funding for GED classes on Martha’s Vineyard. Anyone interested may contact Katy Upson at 645-3345 for further information.
Although there is no physical college located on Martha's Vineyard, there are still a variety of collegiate opportunities available. Some institutions with options to consider either through their proximity or on-line degree availability include(this list is not all inclusive nor is an endorsement of any educational institution):
Cape Cod Community College............Barnstable, MA..........1-508-362-2131
University of Massachusetts Online....Massachusetts
Southern New Hampshire University...Manchester, NH........1-603-668-2211