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Youth Enrichment

Bloomington Community Education Youth Enrichment offers a variety of summer, school year, and evening enrichment, education and recreation opportunities for children of all ages.

Classes are available on an on-going basis at a variety of school locations throughout the school district in the areas of:

  • creative, visual, and performing arts
  • self-reliance and esteem building
  • academic and recreational enrichment
  • self-defense (including kung-fu and karate) 
  • recreational and educational sports

Registration for Winter/Spring 2023 classes opens on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog

Cancellations

  • Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within five or more business days in order to qualify for a full refund, minus a $10 processing fee, per person, for each class canceled. 
  • 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.
  • Community Education reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet the minimum enrollment.

Summer of Laughs, Adventures, and More (SLAM) programs bring together a diverse list of enrichment opportunities over the summer for students entering grades K-8. The program is fee-based with a catalog that is sent home each spring. More than 100 camps are offered every summer.

SLAM camps are scheduled as four-day camps and are offered as a morning or afternoon option or a full-day option with a supervised lunch.  Lunch is not provided.

The catalog for SLAM 2023 will be delivered in early March 2023.

Contact:

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

Youth Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132

GRASP is a nine-week correspondence program for grades K - 8 that helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation.  Each lesson is constructed to reinforce or reteach typical basic skills generally found in most curricula at a particular grade level.  An online version is available for students in grades 4-8.

More information for GRASP in summer 2023 will be posted soon.

 

 

Music education opportunities are for students aged 7 and up. Our current options include piano lessons only.

Registration for private lessons is not available on our registration website. For lesson availability and registration information, contact Michelle Glynn at mglynn@isd271.org or call 952-681-6108. 

Private Instrument Lessons

We offer affordable, individual, weekly 30-minute lessons for piano. Beginners through advanced students are welcome!

Lesson availability is based on available instructors.

Piano Lessons

Beginner through advanced levels

  • 30-minute, weekly, after-school lessons
  • Affordable
  • Offered at specified Bloomington schools
  • Students must be 7 or older to register
  • Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice
  • Lessons are scheduled by season

Teachers

  • Enthusiastic, patient and creative music instructors
  • Variety of experience teaching lessons
  • Variety of education and musical background
  • Lessons are tailored to meet the individual needs of students

Financial aid is not available for piano lessons.

Employment Opportunities

Are you a music educator? Do you have a love for music and dance? If you would like to share your time and talents teaching young students we would like to add you to our list of enthusiastic, patient, creative instructors.

Please contact us and we'll arrange for an interview to discuss available opportunities in piano,  guitar, dance, vocal and instrumental music.

Bloomington Community Education partners with A+ Driving School to offer two options for Driver's Education programs.  The Winter 2023 schedule is posted below.  

Winter 2023 Class Schedule

Classroom Instruction and Behind the Wheel

  • Cost is $420 
    • An $80 deposit is paid to Bloomington Community Education when registering for the class. 
    • The additional $340 is paid directly to A+ Driving School. 
    • A+ Driving School will bill parents directly for the remainder of the payment.
    • Please work directly with A+ Driving School regarding payment plans.
  • Students may register if they are 14 1/2 years of age. 
  • Blue cards will be mailed to students by A+ Driving School.
  • Contact: 952-681-6111

Driver's Education: Behind-the-Wheel

  • After completion of the high school classroom instruction classes (taught at Jefferson and Kennedy high schools), the student will receive a letter of completion and information about registering for the six hours of behind-the-wheel training with A+ Driving School.  
  • Students will need to mail their letter of completion and completed registration form to the Community Education office, 2575 W. 88th Street, Suite 200, Bloomington, Attn. Driver's Ed.   A parent's signature and payment information must be on the registration form.  
  • Students can also email their letter of completion and completed registration form to sjohnson@isd271.org.  A parent's signature and payment information must be on the registration form.
  • To receive a registration form, contact: 952-681-6111.
  • Cost is $315  - non-transferable.
    • A $45 deposit is paid to Bloomington Community Education to receive your Blue Card. This fee is non-refundable.
    • The additional $270 is paid directly to A+ Driving School. Contact A+ Driving School to discuss payment options.
  • Blue Cards will then be mailed to the student by A+ Driving School.