Bloomington Community Education offers Enrichment classes to adults of all ages.  Classes are available year-round and can be found in our catalog, which is delivered to Bloomington homes three times per year.  Classes are taught by certified and professional instructors as well as members of the community who have a passion for the subject of their class.  If you are interested in teaching a class, click on the drop down menu below and fill out a class proposal form.

Adult Basic Education classes for adults seeking classes in English as a Second Language, Adult Diploma, GED, Career Pathways, and College Prep are offered by Metro South Adult Basic Education.  

Learning Exchange offers learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.  

Bloomington Community Education publishes a catalog of enrichment classes three times per year: August, December, and March.  In the catalog you will find information regarding all our programs and classes for Early Learners, Young Learners, and Adult Learners.  Take a look at our catalog.

Winter/Spring 2020 Catalog

Adult Enrichment

Bloomington Community Education provides over 250 classes to adults including classes in:

  • Artistic Endeavors
  • Business and Investment
  • Computers and Technology
  • Culinary Skills
  • Dance and Music
  • Finance
  • Fitness
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hobbies and Special Interests
  • Home Improvement
  • World Languages and Cultures

 

Registration for Winter/Spring 2020 Adult Enrichment classes is now open!  If you have received your catalog, take a look at all the great offerings and decide which classes you want to sign up for. Visit the online registration site or give us a call at 952-681-6132 and we can register you over the phone.

Adult Enrichment offers many ways for you to register for classes!

 Online Registration 

  • Walk-In Registration
    PLEASE NOTE:
    If paying with cash, have exact amount
    All checks must be made payable to: ISD #271

  • Registration by Mail
    2575 West 88th Street, Suite 200, Bloomington, MN 55431

  • Fax 952-681-6101

  • Call 952-681-6132

Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within 5 or more business days in order to qualify for a full refund, minus a $10 processing fee, per person, for each class cancelled.  Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class will not be eligible for a refund.

  • There are no refunds issued after the class has begun.
  • If you are unable to attend a class, you can notify us and send another adult in your place.
  • Community Education reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet the minimum enrollment.

Do you have a special skill, talent, or hobby that you would like to share with other Bloomington residents?  Have you ever wanted to teach a Community Education class?  Then this opportunity is for you!

Bloomington Community Education is looking for adult instructors for the Fall 2020 session.

Download an application

Course Proposal  

Course proposals for the Fall 2020 catalog are due May 14, 2020.

Michelle Glynn
Adult Enrichment Coordinator
952-681-6108
mglynn@isd271.org

Adult Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132
adultenrichment@isd271.org

Metro South Adult Basic Education

Metro South Adult Basic Education provides English as a Second Language, Adult Diploma, GED, College Prep, and Career Pathways to Adult Students.

For more information visit our website

Metro South Adult Basic Education

Learning Exchange - Adults with Disabilities

Learning Exchange provides lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Learning Exchange offers a variety of customized classes and special events, as well as training and accommodations to include adults with disabilities, 18 and older, in all community education activities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Richfield. Classes take place at various locations in the four cities.

Learning Exchange is the LE in AR&LE: a consortium of the Adaptive Recreation departments of the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Richfield, with Learning Exchange representing the school districts community education programs.

To learn more about us, watch this video.

Learning Exchange Video

Learning Exchange publishes a catalog in conjunction with AR & LE three times a year in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Learning Exchange classes are toward the back of the catalog. 

Winter 2020 Catalog

Participant Profile is required to participate in AR&LE programs.

Classes are located in several cities.  For directions on where your class is located, print out the direction sheet.

Register by mail: View the catalog by clicking on the link above.  Print out and complete the Learning Exchange Registration Form, mail with check or credit card information to:

ISD#271/Learning Exchange
2575 West 88th St. #340
Bloomington, MN 55431
 
Register by phone:  View the catalog by clicking on the link above.  Be prepared to supply the information requested on the Learning Exchange Registration Form, along with credit card information.  Call (952) 681-6109 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to speak with the program secretary. Do not leave registration information or credit card information on the voice mail.

Class Confirmation
If registering by mail or phone:
 Learning Exchange will mail a confirmation of the classes for which you are registered or on the wait list.  You will also receive a page of addresses and directions to class sites.

If registering online: The website will inform you if you are on a wait list.  The website will email you a confirmation and will email you a receipt.  Download the direction sheet from the link above.  Please review the policy information below.

Important Information

Tuition Assistance
Limited financial assistance may be available to help reduce a Learning Exchange class fee.  Fill out and submit this Tuition Assistance Form.

Accommodations, interpreters & note takers are available for adults with disabilities who wish to participate in community education classes in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Richfield. Requests must be placed at least 10 business days before class. Call 952-681-6109 Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for more information. 

Our learners with developmental disabilities need your assistance to get the most out of community education classes structured specifically for them. Classes in cooking, crafts, performing arts, self-development topics and more are held Monday through Thursday evenings during the school year in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Richfield. Occasionally, classes are held on select weekends. Classes need from one to six volunteers, depending on the activity.  Being a Learning Exchange volunteer means flexibility, friendship and fun.

As a volunteer, you start with a brief training so you know what to expect and how to comfortably work with the learners.

  • Flexibility means that single-session classes are 1 to 1  1/2 hours long, and you can sign up at the beginning of each quarter to help with as few or as many as fit your schedule.
  • Friendship means that you’ll get to know people. You can sign up alone or with a friend or a spouse to volunteer. You are likely to get to know participants, teachers and other volunteers the more that you volunteer. We could not offer these classes without volunteers like you!
  • Fun means just that! Current volunteers look forward to classes and the interesting activities.

Interested? Fill out and return the Volunteer Application, by email: jclarke@isd271.org  or mail:

Learning Exchange
2575 West 88th St. #340
Bloomington, MN 55431 

or  fax: 952-681-6171  (call 952-681-6121 to let us know if you send a fax.)

We will email you a link to online training to complete at your convenience.  Call us at 952-681-6121 or email jclarke@isd271.org to discuss any questions. You’ll be so glad you did!

Learning Exchange
2575 W. 88th St., Room 340
Bloomington MN 55431

Main office phone: 952-681-6109
Fax:  952-681-6171

Note that Learning Exchange classes are not generally held at this address; see AR&LE catalog or class confirmation for class locations.

Judy Stelmazek
Program Secretary
Phone: 952-681-6109
Email: jstelmazek@isd271.org

Janet Clarke
Coordinator
Phone: 952-681-6121
Email: jclarke@isd271.org