Enrichment Programs

Coordinator: Anne Foley

Community Education publishes a quarterly catalog with a wide variety of enrichment programs designed for people of all ages.  The catalog is also a resource of information about activities hosted by other local non-profit organizations. 

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Registration Information

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

 Click on the link highlighted in red below to register securely and immediately on the internet. We accept VISA, Master Card and Discover.  If you use our online registration system, you may request an e-mail reminder prior to start of the class. 

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Mail your registration form with check, money order or credit/debit card information to:
Community Education Office, 117 Eleventh Avenue, Suite #3, Worthington, MN 56187

Call in your registration with payment information to (507) 376-6105.  A call is registered the same as the current day’s mail. All phone registrations must be paid for at the time of registration with VISA, Master Card, Discover card or debit card.

People may come to the Community Education office at the West Learning Center, 117 Eleventh Avenue, Room 134, to register in person.

If there is room in a class, an individual may register for a class at the door.  A $5 processing fee will be added to the price of the class for all registrations made the day of the class or thereafter. 

Classes are filled on a first-paid, first-served basis.  Payments must accompany registrations for the enrollment to be complete. Registrations received without a payment will be put on hold until the payment is received.  A $5 processing fee will be charged for registrations received on the day the class begins or later.  Registrations must be completed before the second session of a class is held, in order to participate in a class.

You are registered for a class unless we notify you otherwise. You will be notified if your choice is not available. Occasionally a class may fill as your registration is being processed. Should this happen, you will receive a personal call from us.

Photo and Video Useage

District 518 Community Education and its representatives may take photos or video images of participants in their classes/activities.  These images can be used for the District 518 Community Education Classes & Activities catalog, webpages, social media or other promotions.  If you do not want your or your child's photo used for such purposes, please visit our webpage to complete the Denial of Photo Use form.  Completed forms may be mailed to District 518 Community Education, 117 11th Avenue, Suite 3, Worthington, MN  56187.

Living Your Best Life Event - May 8

This year’s “Living Your Best Life” event will include a presentation with keynote speaker, Patty Wetterling; to be held Wednesday, May 2, at the American Reformed Church, 1720 Burlington Avenue, Worthington, 3-8 pm. Cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Your $12 advance fee will allow you to join in multiple breakout sessions, visit local business and agency booths, register for door prizes and enjoy a light meal catered by The Beach House. Click here for additional information. Register in advance by calling the Community Education office at 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment.

Parents Advocating for Student Success (PASS) Update

Parents who completed the Spanish Prairie Elementary PASS (Parents Advocating for Student Success) Phase I class in November had the opportunity to continue with the PASS program by attending the Phase II class in January and February. Ten parents graduated on March 3.

Picture of a group of parents who completed the Spanish Prairie Elementary PASS program.

Currently there are three PASS classes in session – Karen Prairie Elementary Phase I, Karen WMS Phase I, and Spanish WMS Phase II – with graduation for the Spanish class on April 24 and for the two Karen classes on May 4.

Celebration of Young Musicians Festival Held March 9 at Prairie Elementary

Worthington Prairie Elementary was the chosen festival site again for southwest Minnesota, for The Celebration of Young Musicians, held on Friday, March 9. This music festival of selected youth in grades 4-6 from collaborative and partnership schools from southwest Minnesota featured a guest clinician and several master teachers who worked with students throughout this daylong experience. Participating schools this year included: Round Lake-Brewster, Heron Lake-Okabena, Adrian, Mountain Lake and Worthington. Their local music teachers chose the youth who participated in this festival or they were members of the Worthington Celebration Chorus. The Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) sponsors the Celebration of the Young Musicians. The festival concluded with a performance of four to six choral pieces, as well as additional performances by other musical selections, learned throughout that day.

This is Communtiy Ed!

It is our pledge to provide you, our customer with a gratifying experience through your participation in our classes. Because we have confidence in the quality of our product, the Community Education Advisory Council and staff are prepared to offer you a money back guarantee. (Processing fees for late enrollments will not be refunded.)