Courses

Online Fall class registration begins July 10th, except for Wood Carving and Woodworking. Catalogs go in the mail mid-August and the two woods classes will be available online at that time as well.

You may 
search for a course by its title, number or instructor.


Classes are listed by topic to assist you in locating your particular area of interest. Clicking on a topic will link you to a list of classes in that subject area. Once there, clicking on the course name will allow you to read the course description. Click on the back button to return to the class listing to add the class to your cart. Once you have selected all of your classes, please click on the shopping cart button to submit payment.
 
Click here to see our term calendar. 
Click here for a printable Adult registration form.

Click here to print a Youth or Summer Camp registration and release form.


 




The programs chosen to be included in District 128 Community Education Community Education Program are selected because of unique interest to the community, and offer an enticing perspective on an interesting subject. All District 128 Community Education instructors are interviewed and selected because of their ability to teach in their subject area and their willingness to share their expertise. District 128 Community Education guarantees the quality of its programs.

We welcome input from the community of students. If you are interested in teaching a course, please fill out an application and a course proposal.
 

Community Education Mission


We believe that learning enriches our lives at any age. Our Community Education Program provides a broad range of learning opportunities that reflect the needs and interests of our community members regardless of age.

Adult Education Program

Adult Education classes are for adults of all ages and interests. We strive to stay in tune and in touch with the latest trends and hottest topics in technology, fitness, recreation, and personal development, while offering a well-rounded core of classes in the arts, foreign languages, personal finance, and much more. Our goal is to meet the needs of our adult learners and promote the concept of life-long learning.

District 128's Community Education Program offers over one hundred fifty classes for adult learners each term. Adults take classes for a variety of reasons including lifelong learning, skill acquisition for employment, leisure, health and fitness, simply to have fun and to socialize. Our program is constantly updating our offerings to meet the diverse needs of our changing community.

Our adult classes are non-credited classes geared for adults who are not concerned about receiving college credit. There are no tests, grades, or attendance requirements. You take classes because you want to learn in a relaxed environment. The cost of taking classes from us is far more reasonable than the tuition cost of taking classes in other programs similar to District 128's Community Education Program. Online registration makes it easy for you to enroll in any of our classes. We offer classes at Libertyville High School, Vernon Hills High School, and a variety of sites out in the community. You do not have to be a resident of District 128 to enroll in our classes.

Come see what we have to offer.  Enroll in a class today!

Youth and Family Program
Our Community Education youth and family classes reinforce the concept of learning for all ages and promote learning as a family activity. Many of our classes expand upon the school-day experience while others are enrichment type classes apart from those offered in a traditional school environment. Classes range from the arts, computers, sports, hobbies, crafts, engineering and beyond. Our programs offer age-appropriate programs that address the needs and interests of students of all ages at convenient locations throughout the district.

District 128 Community Education Program offers classes for children and families. Our classes are age specific with some classes for children starting as early as pre-school age. We offer classes for children in the areas of recreation, exercise, engineering and self-defense. Some of these classes are family oriented while others are for children only. Please note that many of our adult classes are available to learners under the age of 18 years with prior approval of the Director, the instructor and a completed consent form.

District 128 Community Education Program values learning at all ages and promotes learning as part of a family activity. Come see what we have for kids. Enroll your kids in a class today!

Online Classes
Our Community Education Program offers over 500 online classes in many different content areas. These classes are entirely online so that you can update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a new career path at your own convenience from the comfort of your home. Each course runs six weeks and consists of interactive quizzes, assignments, and discussion areas.  Our online courses are offered through the Education to Go (Ed2Go.com/lhsvhhs)  and U Got Class programs.

 
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Pop-Up Museum: Shelf IndulgenceHosted by our Museum, this community show and tell is centered around sharing your favorite book.
All ages.

Saturday, March 4, 10 AM–3 PM
Wauconda Area Library
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Outdoor Skills: Tracking and ObservationLearn how to identify tracks, scat and other clues left by common Lake County animals.
Adults, families with children ages 10 and up.

Sunday, March 5, 1:30–4 PM
Independence Grove Visitors Center
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Maple Syrup HikesDiscover how sap from sugar maple trees is turned into sweet maple syrup on an hour-long hike.
All ages.

Saturdays and Sundays, March 11–26. Hikes run every half hour from 12–2 PM.
Ryerson Welcome Center
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Hikin' Tykes: Maple SyrupNature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration.
Children ages 2–4, with an adult.

Tuesday, March 14, 9:30–10:45 AM  
Ryerson Welcome Center
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Volunteer Open HouseVolunteer opportunities abound within the forest preserves. Meet with staff and volunteers to find an ideal fit for you.
Adults, youth ages 15 and up.

Wednesday, March 15, 5–7 PM
General Offices
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Playdate with NatureMove your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.  
Children of all ages, caregivers.

Tuesday, March 28, 1–2:30 PM  
Greenbelt
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Spring Horizons Now Available OnlineCheck out our newest issue of Horizons magazine, with news, education programs, events and more.
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Thank You VolunteersWe are grateful for our volunteers, who contributed more than 36,000 hours of service in 2016, equivalent to nearly 20 full time staff members.
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YCC Crew Member Applications Now AcceptedYouth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer program designed to employ youth in natural resources, construction, and park maintenance related projects.
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