Community Education


Commmunity Education classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes require pre-registration prior to the start date.  Payment is required at time of enrollment.  Visit the Registration page for more information. Print and mail in the Enrollment form

Fall 2018 Classes for Students

  • Archery - Beginners

  • Archery - Intermediate

  • Babysitting Clinic

  • Karate 

  • Knitting

  • Dance - Beginners

  • Dance - Intermediate

  • Cheer

  • Creative Movement 5 & 6 year olds, DK & Kindergarten

  • Home Alone - Child Safety

  • Hunter Safety

  • Snowmobile Safety

  • Boater Safety 2018

  • ORV Safety 2018

  • Learn to Ice Skate

  • Learn to Play Hockey

  • Home Alone

Fall 2018 Classes for Adults


  • Staff First Aid

  • Staff CPR

  • The Effective Parent Series

  • Understanding Your Investments

  • Zumba

Cancellation Policy

Community Education reserves the right to cancel any class where there is insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be issued if a class is canceled by Community Education. For cancellations due to weather, please call the Center. The cancellations will also be listed on WZZM-13 television.

To Cancel and Receive a Refund: A refund will be issued (minus $5.00 processing fee) if the participant cancels at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to the start of the class. If you cancel the day before or the day of class, there will be no refund. No refunds made after the class has started, regardless of attendance. All no shows will not be rolled over into the next upcoming class.

Fees: A service charge of $35.00 will be assessed for returned/insufficient funds.

2019 Winter Youth Classes

Archery for Beginners - Learn the safety strategies, tips, skills and techniques of archery. Students will practice correct form, grip, angle, draw and proper aim needed to shoot a bow. Equipment will be provided on site for this class. Bows from home are allowed. Class is offered for 6 weeks one hour per week. Ages 8-14. Location: Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive. Date: February 5 - March 12. Time: 4-5:00 pm. Cost: $70.00.

Archery Intermediate - Students will perfect the following: form, grip, angle, draw and proper aim needed to shoot. This class will be offered for the experienced youth that own bows. Please bring your own bow to this class. Ages 8-14. Location: Grand Valley Sporting Goods, 6387 Lake Michigan Drive. Date: February 5 - March 12. Time: 4-5:00 pm. Cost: $70.00.

Babysitting Clinic - this class will give your youth a clear overview of what he or she needs to know about babysitting techniques. The do's and don't, what to do in case of, and other responsibilities that go along with the job. CPR & FA will also be taught in the class. Ages: 11-up. Cost: $42. Class held in Evergreen #107. Time: 3:45-5:45. Date: February 26.

Boaters Safety 2019 - Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs encourage all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a boating safety course. Boaters born after June 30, 1996 and most personal watercrafts (jet ski) operators who operate a vessel in Michigan must have a boater education certificate. A study manual will be provided at the time of enrollment. You will be given a test at the end of this class course. Bring along a pen, pencil and sack lunch. Class will run in Spring of 2019 at Allendale High School in the Media Center. 9:00 - 3:00 for a cost of $10.00. Please call Community Education to pre-register or stop by the office located in the Middle School.

Cheer class for DK - 3rd grade - This four week class will teach our young Cheerleaders the basics of cheerleading. Basic chants, cheer rounds, jumps, motions will be taught. Wear comfortable clothes or work out gear, tennis shoes and bring along a water bottle. Parents will be invited to the last part of class for a showcase.  Mondays, February 4 - February 26. Time: 3:40-4:30. Location: Springview Gym. Cost: $32.00. More information coming!!

Creative Movement for DK & KDG - Thursdays, Springview Gym, 4:40-5:30 pm. Ages 5 & 6, DK and KDG. This six week session is geared towards young children who wish to be introduced to dance and/or are looking to get active in a fun learning environment. During the session, students will learn how to move to different genres of music, basic dance technique, and collaboration skills with fellow classmates. this class will also prepare a dance for the end of session showcase, in the Fine Arts Center. Class is offered January 31st-February 28th, with a recital on March 7th. Cost: $48.00.

Beginners & Intermediates Dance: Thursdays, Springview Gym, 3:40pm-4:30 pm. Ages 1st-5th grade. The focus of this class will be to introduce and build onto basic techniques in styles such as ballet, lyrical, modern, and jazz, along with developing an appreciation for the art of dance. Beginner and Intermediate dancers are welcome! This six week session will aim to build dance vocabulary, musicality, and flexibility and emphasizes collaboration with fellow students. Dancers in this class will be learning a showcase piece to perform at end of the session on stage, in the Fine arts Center. Class is offered January 31st-February 28th, with a recital on March 7th. Cost is $48.00.

Home Alone - More and more young children are required to stay home alone. It is important that every child understands what his or her parent or guardian wants the child to do while home alone. Care must be taken, however, to equip children with the self-care tools needed to deal with situations that might put them in danger. This class will cover such things as answering the door & phone, first aid, fire safety rules, internet safety, gun safety rules, and stranger danger. Grades: 4-8th. Cost: $30.00. Time: 3:45-5:45.  Location: Evergreen #107. Date: April 30.

Hunters Safety - This Hunters education course will teach new hunters responsibility, ethics, firearm safety, wildlife identification, game care, survival and first aid. If your son/daughter is 12 yrs. and under, please plan to attend this class with them. You must attend both classes and test at the end of class to certified. Hunters Safety is offered one evening and one full Saturday. Bring a pen & pencil along with a sack lunch on Saturday. Class is held at Allendale High School in the Media Center. Call the Community Education office to sign up. Date: Thursday, 1/31/19, 5:30-8:00 pm & Saturday, 2/2/19, 8-4:30 pm. Cost:$10.00.

Karate - Standale Karate will instruct this class after school in the Springview gym. The purpose and main focus is to teach Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts. Self-discipline & self control will be incorporated into the training. Parents are invited to sit in during class time but this is not required. Ages: DK-5th. Time: 3:40-4:30. Cost: $48.00. Date:  January 29 - March 5.  

Knitting for Youth - This 4 week class will teach the basics of knitting. Students will learn to knit, purl, cast on, & bind off. Kits are provided added to the cost of class. Class will run one day per week after school, 3:40-4:30. Class fee & dates: TBA.

Snowmobile Safety - This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of a snowmobile. A study manual will be given at the time of enrollment. You will be required to complete and pass a test at the end of this course. There is no set age to take this class. State law reads 12 yrs. + to ride trails and cross streets. Class will be held at Allendale High School from 9-12:00 in the Media Center, January 26, 2019. Stop by the Community Education office located in the Middle School to sign up. Cost: $10.00.

Learn to Skate, Ages: 4 years - up. The focus and goal are to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating. Students will be taught how to balance, bend, march forward, stride, how to get back up, agility, glide and more. Students will run through stations on the ice to rotate through instruction. All skaters MUST wear a helmet (bring along a bike or hockey helmet). Dress accordly & wear gloves. Wear only one pair of thin socks so the skates fit. Location: Griffs Georgetown Ice Center. Date & Time: 9-9:50 am, January 26-March 16. Cost: $125.00.

Learn to Play Hockey, Ages: 5-9 yrs. This class is the second step of youth hockey (the first is Learn to Skate class). Students will enjoy learning and be improving their skating and puck hangling skills through challenging drills & on-ice games. Participates will be separated by ability in order for each participate to feel comfortable and challenged. Instruction will be high tempo, positive, and suited to the skill level of each player.  Location: Griffs Georgetown Ice Center. Date & Time: 10-10:50 am, January 26-March 16. Cost: $125.00.    

ORV Safety - This course is designed to educate the operator in the safe operation of Off-Road Vehicles. Students enrolled must be able to read and understand the materials given to test at the end of the class. State law reads that no child under the age of 12 may cross streets, highway, or county roads while operating any ORV. Children who are at least 12 yrs. may cross streets and roads (only at right angles) if they are under the direct visual supervision of a adult and have a valid ORV safety certificate. Stop by the Community Education office located in the Middle School office to register and pick up your study manual. Bring a pen, pencil & your study manual to class. Location: HS Media Center. Cost: $10.00. Date: TBA. 


Winter 2019 Classes for Adults - Course Descriptions

Adult Classes

The Effective Parenting Workshop Series - Leonard Paauwe a retired Human Resources Development Consultant, has over 20 years experience coaching and training adults and is a certified Life and Family Coach. These classes will offer ways for parents to create a joyful, vibrant family life and raise a happy, healthy confident child.  January 29, Problem Solving with your Child, you will learn the importance of teaching problem solving to your kids how to solve a problem and a 4 step problem-solving process you can do with your child. February 12, Getting Your Child's Cooperation Without yelling in this 60 min discussion you will be coached toward solutions and steps to get your child's attention and cooperation without yelling.  Cost per class, $40.00 or $50.00 per couple. Time: 7-8:00 pm. Location: Middle School Media Garage.

First Aid for Staff - Class held in the Middle School Media Garage. Call Kelly at Community Education to sign up. We will take names from the outside public if spots are available. Class: February 11, from 6-9:00. 

CPR/AED - Class held in the Middle School Media Garage. Call Kelly at the Community Education office to sign up. We will take names from the outside public if spots are available. Class: February 19, from 6-9:00.

Understanding your Investment - This class will provide an unvarnished perspective as to why investment products may be recommended, how to tell if your investments are in your best interest, as well as what to look for in a prospectus. This class also focuses on how to tell the difference between the suitability and fiduciary standard, how to discover the true costs of your portfolio, how financial advisors get paid, and how different investment products operate. Participant questions are encouraged. Fee includes one spouse or guest. Time: 6-7:45 pm, January 24. $20.00.

Zumba - This class combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow Zumba participants to dance away their worries. The routines feature interval training sessions, where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba class! Zumba means to move fast and have fun, so if you are not a dancer, it doesn't matter! Use the front entrance of Springview and follow hallway to the back of the school which will lead you to the Springview gym. Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Class cost for a 6 week session, $48.00. January 29 - March 5.


Office located in:
Allendale Middle School
7161 Pleasant View Court
Allendale, MI 49401
616-892-3458 (office)
616-895-9111 (fax)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm


Kelly Pratt
Gary Torno
Community Education Director