Courses

Adult classes
Fun classes for young people
You may search for a course by its title, number or instructor.

Summer Camp Registration will begin on March 8.


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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