Bloomington Community Education offers enrichment classes to adults of all ages. Classes are available year-round and can be found in our catalog, which is delivered to Bloomington homes three times per year. Classes are taught by certified and professional instructors as well as members of the community who have a passion for the subject of their class. 

Metro South Adult Basic Education offers classes for adults seeking classes in English as a second language, adult diploma, GED, career pathways and college prep.  

Learning Exchange offers learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.  

Bloomington Community Education publishes a catalog of enrichment classes three times per year: August, December, and March. In the catalog you will find information regarding all of our programs and classes for early learners, young learners and adult learners. 

Registration for fall 2020 adult enrichment classes is open.

Adult Enrichment Registration

Fall 2020 Catalog

Contact

Michelle Glynn
Adult Enrichment Coordinator
952-681-6108
mglynn@isd271.org

Adult Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132
adultenrichment@isd271.org

Adult Enrichment

Updated 11/16/2020

With community cases of COVID-19 rising, the School Board voted on Nov. 9 to shift to a more restrictive learning model including canceling or limiting in-person programs.

The following Community Education programs will be canceled beginning Nov. 21:

  • Aquatics 
  • Adult enrichment 
  • Youth enrichment 

Processing of refunds/vouchers will take place over the next couple of weeks. 

These are difficult decisions that are made with the most informed interest of public health and to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Throughout the pandemic, student and staff safety remains our top priority while adhering to state and local public health guidance and the 2020-21 Safe Learning Plan.

Online and offsite classes will continue as scheduled.  Check our registration site often to see what is available.  

Registration Site

Bloomington Community Education provides over 250 classes to adults including classes in:

  • Artistic endeavors
  • Business and investment
  • Computers and technology
  • Culinary skills
  • Dance and music
  • Finance
  • Fitness
  • Health and wellness
  • Hobbies and special interests
  • Home improvement
  • World languages and cultures

You can register for classes five ways:  online, by phone, by mail, walk-in*, and by fax.

Fall 2020 Adult Enrichment registration is open. There is no in-person registration this fall.

Registration Information     Fall 2020 Catalog

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.

Do you have a special skill, talent, or hobby that you would like to share with other Bloomington residents? Have you ever wanted to teach a Community Education class?  We are done seeking proposals for Winter/Spring 2021.

Watch for information regarding Summer 2021 classes coming soon.

Course Proposal  

Bloomington Community Education knows that the safety of you and your family is very important.  We have put together a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and Health Screening that will be followed when you are in any of our adult enrichment classes. 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan     Health Screening

Please note, the plan and screening may change at any time based on updates and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education.

With questions, please contact mglynn@isd271.org.

Metro South Adult Basic Education

Metro South Adult Basic Education provides English as a Second Language, Adult Diploma, GED, College Prep, and Career Pathways to Adult Students.

Metro South Adult Basic Education Website

Learning Exchange: Adults with Disabilities

Learning Exchange provides lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities. We offer a variety of customized classes and special events, as well as training and accommodations to include adults with disabilities 18 and older in all Community Education activities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Classes take place at various locations in the four cities or online.

Learning Exchange is the LE in AR&LE: a consortium of the Adaptive Recreation departments of the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield, with Learning Exchange representing the school districts' community education programs.

Accommodations, interpreters and note takers are available for adults with disabilities who wish to participate in community education classes in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Requests must be placed at least 10 business days before class. Call 952-681-6109 Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for more information.

Learning Exchange Video     Learning Exchange Classes

Learning Exchange is offering online classes for November and December.  January through March classes will be announced in late December.

Updates will be posted here.

To receive email updates, email your name and city of residence to:  jclarke@isd271.org.

A participant profile is required to participate in AR&LE programs.

Registration

All registration for November and December classes is online. DO NOT mail or bring registrations or payments in person. Staff may be working offsite. 

See additional registration information on the Learning Exchange Classes button above.

Register Online

Contact

If you have registration questions, leave a voicemail with your phone number and the best time to call you back.

Judy Stelmazek
Program Secretary
952-681-6109
jstelmazek@isd271.org

Our learners with developmental disabilities need your assistance to get the most out of community education classes structured specifically for them. Classes in cooking, crafts, performing arts, self-development topics and more are held Monday - Thursday evenings during the school year in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Occasionally, classes are held on select weekends.

Each class needs between one and six volunteers, depending on the activity. 

As a volunteer, you start with a brief training so you know what to expect and how to comfortably work with learners.

Single-session classes are 1 to 1.5 hours long, and you can sign up at the beginning of each quarter to help with as few or as many as fit your schedule.

Sign Up

  1. Complete the volunteer application.
  2. Return your application:
    1. Email to jclarke@isd271.org 
    2. Mail to
      Learning Exchange
      2575 West 88th St. #340
      Bloomington, MN 55431 
    3. Fax to 952-681-6171. Call 952-681-6121 to let us know if you send a fax.
  3. We will email you a link to online training to complete at your convenience. 

Contact

Janet Clarke
Coordinator
952-681-6121
jclarke@isd271.org

Learning Exchange Policies     Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition Assistance

Limited financial assistance may be available to help reduce a Learning Exchange class fee. Fill out and submit this tuition assistance form

Contact

Learning Exchange
2575 W. 88th St., Room 340
Bloomington MN 55431

Note that Learning Exchange classes are not generally held at this address. See AR&LE catalog or class confirmation for class locations.

952-681-6109
952-681-6171 - fax

Judy Stelmazek
Program Secretary
952-681-6109
jstelmazek@isd271.org

Janet Clarke
Coordinator
952-681-6121
jclarke@isd271.org