Lifelong Community Learning Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not find your question listed please feel free to contact us at LCL@franklinps.net
How do I register for a course?
Registration is limited and on a first come basis. For your convenience we accept the following methods:
Do I have to live in Franklin to take a course?
You do not need to live in Franklin to attend courses. All registrants must be 18 years of age in order to participate in Lifelong Community Learning classes. There are two exceptions: (1) Kids' Corner classes, where students are grouped according to their grade levels, and (2) any class involving alcohol demonstrations and/or tastings - students must be 21 years of age to participate.
Do you offer online courses?
Franklin Public Schools, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment Career Training Programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. We also offer a wide range of Professional Development Courses.
Are refunds available if I withdraw from a course?
Course Withdrawal Policy
- If you withdraw from a course at least two weeks prior to the course start date, you will receive a full refund, less a $10 OR 10% processing fee, whichever is greater.
- If you withdraw from a course between 7 to 14 days before the course start date, you will receive a refund for half of the registration fee, less a $10 OR 10% processing fee, whichever is greater.
- If you withdraw less than 7 days before the course start date, there are no refunds, no credits, and no transfers unless there is a medical reason and it is documented by a physician. A documented medical statement from a physician will allow the registrant to receive a prorated refund for the remaining classes, less a $10 OR 10% processing fee, whichever is greater.
Are courses ever cancelled?
Lifelong Community Learning reserves the right to cancel any course due to low enrollment. If your course is cancelled, you can either request a full refund or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting. Please register at least two weeks prior to the start of a Lifelong Community Learning class. We depend on student tuition to run classes and pay instructors and need to plan accordingly.
Do you offer discounts?
Students 65 years of age and older and town employees may enroll in most courses at a 10% discount. Some restrictions apply. There is no senior or town employee discount on food and wine courses or off-site courses with private providers.
What if it snows?
Classes will be made up if postponed due to extreme weather conditions or at the request of the instructor. If there is a storm, call the office at 508-613-1480 or check our website for cancellation information. Please refer to the Franklin Public Schools Inclement Weather and School Closing Information.
If the instructor needs to cancel a class, we will advise you via the email you listed on your registration form.
Where are the schools located?
- Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street
- Davis Thayer Elementary School, 137 West Central Street
- Jefferson Elementary School, 628 Washington Street
- Helen Keller Elementary School, 500 Lincoln Street
- John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 551 Pond Street
- Oak Street Elementary School, 224 Oak Street
- Parmenter Elementary School, 235 Wachusett Street
- Horace Mann Middle School, 224 Oak Street
- Remington Middle School, 628 Washington Street
- Annie Sullivan Middle School, 500 Lincoln Street
How can I submit a course proposal?
Click here to fill out our online course proposal.
Where is Lifelong Community Learning located and what are the hours?
The office is located in Franklin High School, 218 Oak Street and is open Monday through Thursday, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM when classes are in session. Please use the entrance with the Panther over the door.
You can also reach us by phone at (508) 613-1480 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is Community Walking?
Community Walking is free and open to the public Monday - Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm when school is in session. Walkers may use the elevated track when there are no games taking place in the gym - otherwise, we will provide a route throughout the school.
Enter through the community door (Panther door) and go to the Lifelong Community Learning Office (Room 137 ) to sign-in and receive a guest lanyard. When finished walking, go back to the Lifelong Community Learning Office to sign-out and return guest lanyard.