Community Education

Mission Statement 
The mission of District 518 Community Education is to engage people in lifelong learning; enrich lives through shared experiences; and inspire personal growth and community connections.

The Community Education Classes and Activities catalog is mailed to area residents quarterly and also available online. We hope you will find a class that interests you. To sign up for a class, please call 507-376-6105. Select link to register online.

The Fall 2019 Community Classes & Activities catalog was mailed on August 1, 2019.         

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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If District 518 cancels school for the day or releases students early for weather reasons, it is our policy to cancel all Community Education Enrichment, Early Childhood and Adult Basic Education classes and activities.  Call our office at 376-6105 or listen to the local radio stations for announcements.

News & Updates

  • District offers PASS classes for parents of elementary and middle school students

    District 518 will be offering “Parents Advocating for Student Success” (PASS) classes in September and October. The upcoming PASS classes are for parents who have children in Kindergarten through grade 8. PASS classes help parents better understand how to help their children be successful in school. The 2-session September class title is “Back to School – What Parents Should Know”; it will cover homework help, out-of-school-time learning opportunities and testing. The 3-session October class is “Your Kids and School” and it will cover staying involved, conferences and school safety. Separate classes are offered in English, Spanish and Karen. For more information or to sign up for English or Spanish PASS classes, call 507-370-3682. For more information or to sign up for the Karen PASS classes call 507-727-1205.

  • Vintage Camp (Gr. 3-8)

    Enroll in our summer vintage camp and learn an old craft, including cooking, painting, sewing, jewelry designing, paper crafts and more. Our experienced instructors will share their skills during this 3-day camp held July 15-17, 2019 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm, at the Worthington Middle School. Children will choose one morning and one afternoon project to complete. Classes are limited to 10 students. The $60 fee includes all materials and lunch for the three days. Click here for a list of project choices, shown on pages 8 and 9 of our summer Community Classes and Activities catalog. Enroll by calling the Community Education office at 507-376-6105 or online at

  • #Market Smarter - June 19, 2019

    Register today for the 5th Annual #Market Smarter event on Wednesday, June 19 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. This year’s #Market Smarter event features keynote speaker, Nancy Lyons, recognized locally and nationally for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork, along with other distinguished speakers. The day includes breakout sessions with a panel of local social media experts. Early registration is $69 per person, $89 after June 1. To register, call Community Education at 507-376-6105 or online at

  • Community Education invites the public to School Readiness (preschool) programs/graduations.

    The District 518 Even Start Family Literacy and School Readiness (preschool) classes are having year-end programs/graduations. Residents are welcome to attend any of these programs. Each program will last about 40-45 minutes.

    • Thursday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. 3-day/week Even Start
    • Thursday, May 23, 10:45 a.m. 3-day/week School Readiness morning classes
    • Thursday, May 23, 3:00 p.m. 3-day/week School Readiness afternoon classes
    • Friday, May 24, 10:45 a.m. 1-day/week School Readiness class
    • Wednesday, May 29, 10:45 a.m. 4-day/week School Readiness morning class
    • Wednesday, May 29, 3:00 p.m. 4-day/week School Readiness afternoon class

    All of these programs will be held in the West Learning Center in the large gym.  Enter through door 1 on Turner Avenue.  Walk straight ahead; the gym is on the right side of the hall.  

  • Spring 2019 PASS Classes Offered at West Learning Center

    Parents Advocating for Student Success (PASS) classes, designed to support K-8th grade families of District 518 become more familiar with the local school system and better understand the importance of their involvement in their child’s educational journey, are being offered at West Learning Center, 117 11th Avenue, Worthington. To register, call Adry, ISD 518 Family Liaison, at (507) 370-3682. There is no cost to attend this program. Child care and transportation are available.
    Fridays, May 10 and 17, 2019                  
    Tuesdays, May 14 and 21, 2019
    Karen 9:00 am – 10:30 am                        English 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Spanish 11:00 am – 12:00 pm                  Spanish 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Las clases PASS (Padres a Favor del Éxito Académico), diseñado para apoyar a las familias de grados K-8th del Distrito 518 para familiarizarse más con el sistema escolar local y entender mejor la importancia de su participación en la educación de sus hijos, se ofrecen en la escuela West Learning Center, 117 11th Avenue, Worthington. Para registrarse, llamen a Adry, Enlace Familiar para el Distrito Escolar 518, al (507) 370-3682. Este programa se ofrece sin costo. Habra cuidado de niños y transporte disponible.
    Los Viernes, 10 de Mayo y 17 de Mayo       Los Martes, 14 de Mayo y 21 de Mayo
    En español de 11:00 am a 12:00 pm            En español de 5:30 pm a 6:30 pm

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