Bloomington Community Education offers Enrichment classes to K - 12 youth, as well as some limited Preschool classes.  Classes are held after school in the elementary schools, and evenings and weekends at other district locations.  Some classes are located at class provider locations.  Classes are taught by local youth program vendors and school district staff who have a passion and commitment to working with children.

Classes are available year-round and can be found in our catalog, which is delivered to Bloomington homes 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

 

Youth Enrichment

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

Registration for Winter/Spring 2020 Youth Enrichment classes is now open!  You can register for classes five different ways.

Register Online 

  • Call 952-681-6132

  • Stop by our office at 2575 West 88th Street and we can register you in person.
    PLEASE NOTE: 
    If paying by cash, have exact amount
    All checks must be made payable to: ISD #271

  • Fax the filled out registration form from the back of the catalog to 952-681-6101.

  • Mail in the filled out registration form from the catalog, along with your check or credit card information.  Mail to:
    Bloomington Community Education
    2575 West 88th Street, Suite 200
    Bloomington, MN 55431

Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within 5 or more business days in order to qualify for a full refund, minus at $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.
  • Community Education reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet the minimum enrollment.

 

Bloomington offers music education opportunities for students age 7 through adult. 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 - based on available instructors

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

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 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 2020 class schedule is now available! 

Schedule

Option One:

Classroom Instruction and Behind the Wheel package

Cost is $395

A $70 deposit is paid to Bloomington Community Education when registering for the class.  

The additional $325 is paid directly to A+ Driving School.  $85 is paid in class to receive your Blue Card. The remainder of the payments ($80 each) is paid during your Behind the Wheel lesson.

Students may register if they are 14 1/2 years of age.  Registration can be done online, by phone (952-681-6111), by mail, or in person by printing and filling out the class schedule (see above).

For additional information regarding the Driver’s Education Classroom Instruction and Behind the Wheel package, call us at 952-681-6111.

Option two:

Driver's Education: Behind-the-Wheel

Cost is $295.

A $35 deposit is paid to Bloomington Community Education to receive your Blue Card.  This fee is non-refundable.

The additional $260 is paid directly to A+ Driving School.  Contact A+ Driving School to discuss payment options. Email aplusdrivingsouth@gmail.com or call 952-469-4656 with questions.

After completion of the high school classroom instruction classes (taught at JHS and KHS), the student will receive a letter of completion and information about registering for the 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel training with A+ Driving School.  

Students will need to register in person at the Community Education office, located at 2575 W. 88th Street, Suite 200, Bloomington. 

For information regarding Driver's Education lessons call 952-681-6111.

Online Registration

 

The SLAM Camp catalog will be delivered to Bloomington homes on February 21.

Registration for SLAM 2020 Camps opens on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

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. Over 100 camps are offered every summer.

SLAM camps are scheduled as five-day camps and are offered as a morning or afternoon option or a full-day option with a supervised lunch.  

2020 Camps will once again be held at Olson Middle School.

New in 2020!  SLAM Camps will be part of the Summer Enrichment catalog delivered to all Bloomington residents.

The 2020 Summer Junior Musical is The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle

"Who would have believed that animals have their own side of things?" The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle.  All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting are given new life in the stage version of one very special doctor with a deep understanding and love of animals, when he finds he is able to speak with them! This one moment of comprehension is a light that carries John Dolittle, M.D., from one adventure to the next.  The Summer Junior Musical is for students in Grades 3 - 8.

Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
June 15 - 18, June 22 - 25
June 29 - July 2**
July 6 - 9
July 13 - 15
Oak Grove Middle School Auditorium and music room.

There are 3 performances.
Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

There is a mandatory half hour parent meeting on the first day of rehearsal at 8:30 a.m.  Information on auditions will be given out at that time.  Please note - there is not a formal audition for this show.  All students registered will have a part in the performance.  

Registration opens on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Register Here

Registration is $325.  A minimum of 25 students is needed to run this class!

For questions, contact mglynn@isd271.org.

Produced by Homeward Bound Theatre Company featuring a new director this year.

This is a Community Theater production.

**Details for activities the week of June 29 - July 2 will be given out at the mandatory Parent Meeting on the first day of rehearsal (June 15).  There will not be a full rehearsal this week.

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 of the correspondence program is available for grades 4 - 8, in which students will receive immediate feedback for their completed lessons.

Once registration opens on March 11, 2020 you will be able to register for GRASP online.  Look for GRASP listed under Bloomington Youth.

GRASP Online Registration

 

Or download the registration form, fill it out, and mail with your payment to:

Bloomington Community Education
2575 West 88th Street, Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431

Registrations must be received no later than April 9, 2020.  Call 952-681-6132 for additional information.

Enrollment fees:

  • $36 for one subject

  • $61 for both reading and math

We suggest parents order the grade level just completed.  If your child is working at a different grade level, please order the most appropriate grade level.

Michelle Glynn
Youth Enrichment Coordinator
962-681-6108
mglynn@isd271.org

Youth Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132