Acrylic cuts like butter on the laser and you’re left with fire-polished crystal clear edges. That’s with extruded acrylic. My understanding is that cast acrylic, while more expensive and ostensibly “better,” doesn’t cut quite as cleanly (but does cut fine). Cast is supposed to be better for etching/engraving.
I’ve had great luck with 1/4" acrylic and if you’re cutting that or thinner, you’ll have faster and cleaner results on the laser. I can’t speak for thicker material.
In addition to the notes above about the additional class: I don’t know what we have for plastic bits for the Multicam. I’m using a single-flute spiral ‘O’ bit (my own) on HDPE and the results are stunningly good. That bit is supposedly good for acrylic too but I haven’t tried it.
I’d be happy to meet you up there to make some test cuts in your material so you can see if you even want to pursue it (the Multicam I mean). Unfortunately I’m not a trainer and too new at it to even try to be one, so you’ll need to wait for the class or find someone willing to do a one-off with you. Let me know if you want to do this (test cuts).