All Bloomington Community Education Youth Enrichment classes, including after school classes, are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 mitigation.  Please watch this website for more information.

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 catalogs.

Winter/Spring 2020 Catalog

Summer 2020 Catalog

Youth Enrichment

NEW!  Online class options

Bloomington Community Education is offering online class options to replace some onsite classes.  Check back often for new class listings.

How to Draw a Horse
Ages 5-12  In this popular class, your child will learn how to draw a horse using a simple step-by-step process.  Their artwork is sure to win a blue ribbon!  All art supplies for this class will be commonly found in your home and if needed, teachers will give alternative suggestions on other materials to use for the class.  A supply list and video link will be emailed prior to class.
Thursday, April 16
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$12
Register here.

Dot to Dot
Ages 5-12
  Keep your child learning with this education art class!  Your child will learn about and be inspired by Georges Seurat and the painting technique he made famous.  All art supplies for this class will be commonly found in your home and if needed, teachers will give alternative suggestions on other materials to use for the class.  A supply list and video link will be emailed prior to class.
Thursday, April 23
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$12
Register here.

Paint Your Puppy
Ages 5-12
  This is your chance to paint a portrait of your favorite puppy pal!  Get ready for some mess making fun!  You will use your fingers to paint a portrait of your adorable pooch.  All art supplies for this class will be commonly found in your home and if needed, teachers will give alternative suggestions on other materials to use for the class.  A supply list and video link will be emailed prior to class.
Thursday, April 30
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$12
Register here.

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 2020 Youth Enrichment classes is now open! Registration for Summer 2020 classes and camps opens March 11.

Registration Information 

Cancellations

  • Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within five 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.

 

Music education opportunities are 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

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 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. 

Spring 2020 class schedule

Summer 2020 Class Schedule

 

Classroom Instruction and Behind the Wheel

  • 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 remaining $80 is paid during your Behind the Wheel lesson.
  • Students may register if they are 14 1/2 years of age. 
  • Contact: 952-681-6111

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.
    • Contact: aplusdrivingsouth@gmail.com or 952-469-4656
  • 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 register in person at the Community Education office, 2575 W. 88th Street, Suite 200, Bloomington. 
  • Contact: 952-681-6111

Online Registration

Registration Options

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. More than 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.

Summer 2020 Catalog

Contact

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

Youth Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132

2020 Summer Junior Musical: 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 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! 

The Summer Junior Musical is for students in Grades 3 - 8. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

The show is produced by Homeward Bound Theatre Company featuring a new director this year.

Rehearsals

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Oak Grove Middle School auditorium and music room.

  • June 15 - 18, June 22 - 25
  • June 29 - July 2**
  • July 6 - 9
  • July 13 - 15

There is a mandatory half hour parent meeting on the first day of rehearsal, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. Information on auditions and activities for the week of June 29 - July 2 will be given out at that time.

There is not a formal audition for this show. All students registered will have a part in the performance.

Performances

  • Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Registration

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

Register Here

Contact

Michelle Glynn
Youth Enrichment Coordinator
962-681-6108
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. 

An online version of the correspondence program is available for grades 4 - 8. Students receive immediate feedback on their completed lessons.

Enrollment Fee

  • $36 for one subject
  • $61 for both reading and math

Registration

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.

Online registration opens on March 11, 2020.  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

Contact

952-681-6132