Community Education Programs
The DCPS community education program was established in 1975 and continues to utilize school buildings to offer enrichment opportunities to students and the surrounding community. These fee-based courses last approximately 6-8 weeks on varying topics based on the community’s needs and interests. Funds from the community education program support the program’s instructors, course materials and provides additional funding for the maintenance of the school facility. Community Education provides tutoring, industry certifications, and recreational opportunities for stakeholders when there is enough interest to support and fund the opportunities.
Community Education courses are added based on the community’s support and funding, as each course should have enough participation to cover all costs for that particular offering. This model has also been effective in expanding the district’s Driver Education program to after-hours and weekend offerings. Certification programs such as phlebotomy have also been offered in schools, further increasing the community’s professional development and employment options. An added benefit to the program is the increased exposure of school buildings and the work that’s being done therein. Thus, schools are utilized and highlighted, the community is gaining additional tools for advancement, and income is being generated in neighborhoods.
From the Office of Community Education:
Information about the Community Education schools and classes will be mailed out twice a year; once in early August and again after the winter holidays to be received in January. Please contact the Community Education Coordinator at the specific school for an updated class schedule & registration dates for the mid-fall and mid-winter terms as shown below.
August - October (Fall Term)
October - December (Mid-Term)
January - March (Spring Term)
March - May (Mid - Term)
Community Education courses last approximately 6 to 8 weeks. If you missed the previous registration period, please call the Community Education Office at 904-858-6080 or contact the specific school to find out the most current information on the courses for which you would like to register. Also, courses can be found online. To search for courses Click Here.Please view the class listings below regarding current semester community education opportunities. For more information about the program, please contact: Community Education Office at 904-858-6080.