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

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 Fall 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: TBA. 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: TBA. 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: TBA.

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 April 27 at Allendale High School in the Media Center from 9:00 - 3:00 for a cost of $10.00. Please call Community Education to pre-register or stop by the Middle School.

Cheer class for Youth: 

Creative Movement for DK & KDG -  Held at Springview Gym on Thursdays, 4:40-5:30 pm. Ages 5 & 6, DK and KDG. This 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 on Thursdays September 26, October 3,10,17, 31 Nov. 7 with a recital on Wednesday, November 13. Cost: $60.00

Beginners & Intermediates Dance: Thursdays, Springview Gym, 3:40 pm-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 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 September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 with a recital on Wednesday November 13. Cost is $60.00.

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.  Date: TBA. Cost: $33.00. Time: 3:45-5:45.  Location: Evergreen #107. 

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 be 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, 10/3/19 from 5:30-8:00  & Saturday, 10/05/19, 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. Date: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 29, November 5.  Cost: $50.00. Time: 3:40-4:30.

Knitting for Youth - This 4 week class will teach the basics of knitting. Students will learn to knit, purl, cast on, & bind off. Kits will be provided. Class will run one day per week after school, 3:40-4:30. Cost: $40.00. Grades: 3rd-5th.

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, TBA. 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: Thursdays from 6-7:00 pm, April 11 - May 30. 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: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, April 9 - May 28. Cost: $125.00.    

ORV Safety -  June 8, 2019. 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: June 8.


2019 Fall Classes for Adults - Course Descriptions

Adult Classes

Keys to a Loving Marriage - This class covers essentials for a great relationship including understanding how we affect one another, identifying and meeting each other's most important needs, creating time for your marriage and finding win win solutions to problems.  Based on the bestselling book "His Needs Her Needs" with an emphasis on practical application.  Facilitated by Kerry Postema, a Licensed Professional Counselor. Appropriate for Engaged and Married Couples. Location: Allendale Middle School Media Garage. Date: October 9, 2019. Time: 6:30-8:00. Cost: $20.00 per couple.

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. Time: 6-9:00. Date:

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: 6-9:00.

Your Financial Health - This class will give participants an understanding and walk through of how to calculate your current financial health and start planning for the future. Along the way, participants will learn what thier current financial health looks like, key numbers to watch out for, what areas to improve in, and getting a handle on the ultimate goal of retirement and financial planning for both pre and post retirees. Fee includes one spouse or guest. Time: 6:30-8:00 pm. Cost: $20.00. Date: TBA.

Zumba/Dance Fitness with Marcie - This class will incorporate Zumba, an upbeat dance using Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. We will use the Dance Fitness formula, where we add a longer warm up and cool down to allow participants a program that improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. This provides an appropriate workout for thise just beginning a fitness program as well as our more advanced participants. Tuesdays: October 1, 8, 15, 29. November 5, 12, 19, 26. No class October 22 due to conferences. Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Location: Springview Elementary gym. Cost: $64.00.  We will accept walk-ins after the 1st week of class for a $9.00 per class fee.


Office located in:
Springview Elementary
10690  Learning Lane
Allendale, MI 49401
616-892-3458 (office)
616-895-9191 (fax)

Office Hours:

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


Brianne Blanksma
Community Education and Student Services Coordinator