About Us

Allendale Community Education began in 1974 as a small evening program servicing adults in the area. It started with a few enrichment classes, two adult high school completion classes and occasional youth classes. The purpose and goal of Community Education was to use all the expertise and resources of the community to meet the educational needs of the community. Also, there are no age barriers or limitations to learning. Learning should be a lifelong process beginning at birth and ending at death. Thus, Community Education programs evolved for all ages, at all times for the community.

On September 9, 1985, the Allendale Board of Education purchased the Allendale Farm Supply at 6633 Lake Michigan Drive. This building was transformed over several years to house many different programs. The programs changed as our community grew and its needs changed. All funds used in the renovation process came from funds generated by Community Education programs or grants. No general fund dollars were used in renovating the Center.

Allendale Community Education has provided programs to Allendale with a great sense of pride and fulfillment. Over the years, 443 people have received their diplomas or G.E.D. certificates and thousands have been enriched and grown through our leisure enrichment programs.

The Community Education Building was sold in 2016. The program will continue to run at its new location at the Allendale High School.

Administration

Kelly Pratt
Secretary
616-892-5575
Gary Torno
Community Education Director
616-892-3480

Community Education Fax
(616) 895-4280 

Upcoming Events

March 2
Dance Intermediates
3:40 PM
Springview Gym
Dance Intermediates
Mar 2
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM
Springview Gym
Community Education
Dance Beginners
4:40 PM
Springview Gym
Dance Beginners
Mar 2
4:40 PM to 5:30 PM
Springview Gym
Community Education
Hunters Safety Begins
5:30 PM
High School Round Room #105
Hunters Safety Begins
Mar 2
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
High School Round Room #105
Community Education
Dance for School age, 5 year olds
5:40 PM
Dance for School age, 5 year olds
Mar 2
5:40 PM to 6:30 PM
Community Education
Zumba
7:00 PM
Springview Elementary Gym
Zumba
Mar 2
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Springview Elementary Gym
Community Education
Zumba Fitness Class
March 4
Hunters Safety
8:00 AM
High School Round Room #105
Hunters Safety
Mar 4
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
High School Round Room #105
Community Education
March 6
Step Aerobics
6:15 PM
Springview Gym
Step Aerobics
Mar 6
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Springview Gym
Community Education
March 7
Karate
3:40 PM
Karate
Mar 7
3:40 PM to 4:40 PM
Community Education
Zumba
7:00 PM
Springview Gym
Zumba
Mar 7
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Springview Gym
Community Education