Community Education

Waterford School District Community Education Classes are returning this fallWelcome! Community Education classes provide enrichment and academic opportunities for children and adults who want to learn a new skill, explore an interest or enrich their personal or professional lives. You will discover year-round opportunities that abound across 3 issues: Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Simply click on the brochure image to see our full list of current offerings.

We Value Your Input

Our goal is to offer opportunities that best meet the needs of our community. Please let us know if you have suggestions for additional classes or ideas for enhancing our current offerings. We look forward to seeing you in our classrooms, gymnasiums, and pools & fitness centers.

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Becoming an Instructor

While many of our instructors are professionals, we actively search for people who have hobbies or a passion for something which can be developed as a class. We maintain a solid set of traditionally successful classes while continually researching and developing new offerings. We are always searching for new instructors who will share their talents with our community - a job skill, a craft, a foreign language, a performing art, a physical activity, or a home improvement technique. Diversity is the key to meeting the community's needs, so we are always open to fresh ideas for classes. Please complete the Instructor Class Proposal and return to the Waterford Community Education Department.

Instructor Class Proposal

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the full amount to be refunded to the participant.

If the request is less than 10 days before the class, a $10 service fee will be deducted and the remainder credited to the participants Community Education account. The credit can be used for future classes offered through Waterford Community Education.

If the request is received after the first day of class but prior to the second day of class, the refund will be prorated and credited to the participant's Community Education account and subject to a $10 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued after the second class.

A full refund will be issued if a class or program is canceled by Waterford Community Education.

Written request must be sent to:

Mail:
Waterford Community Education
501 N. Cass Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
Fax: 248.706.4888
Email:SCS@wsdmi.org

Class Schedule

Upcoming Classes

  • 23 Sep
    • Virtual Self-Defense for Children
      Date: Sep 23
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $15.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      If someone wants to hurt our children, they won’t choose a time or a place with witnesses. That means no parents, no teachers, no policemen, just our children and the predator. The safety of our children will depend on their ability to recognize a threat and respond effectively. This fun, interactive and age appropriate live virtual class teaches essential, lifesaving information about the threats facing our children, strategies for prevention and real-world self-defense techniques that can be learned from home. But most of all, these programs teach students that they have the right to be safe, that no one has the right to hurt them and that their life is worth protecting. And we have added a new kid friendly section on COVID19 and other communicable illnesses “How to protect yourself and stop the spread”. Parents you are encouraged to participate in the last 30 minutes of class to facilitate learning, but it is not mandatory.

      Parents, class time is for the kids. If you have any questions, please contact Live Safe Academy before or after class at 586.771.8487 or info@LiveSafeAcademy.com. Instructors are not able to provide technical support. It is your responsibility to make sure your system is compatible with Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

    • Virtual Self-Defense for Men/Women/Teens
      Date: Sep 23
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $15.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Can you defend yourself against a violent attack? Do you have the knowledge, skill and confidence to defend your family? Don’t let social isolation get you down! Learn simple, lifesaving skills from home. You don't have to spend years training in an expensive program. In this live, virtual class you will learn simple skills that are easy to remember that have a proven track record of saving lives. And because it’s a live program, you will be able to interact with the instructor and ask questions. This class is an investment in your safety and the safety of your family.

       

      Please note our instructors are not able to provide technical support. It is your responsibility to make sure your system is compatible with Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

  • 26 Sep
    • Virtual Safe Home Alone + Certified Babysitter/CPR/First Aid
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $40.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Don’t let social isolation get you down! Learn to be safe and responsible, build confidence, and have a competitive edge over other babysitters with this one-day live virtual class. Live virtual training means you not only get to learn from the comfort of your own home, but you can interact with the instructor and ask questions. Topics include: First aid, when and how to call 911, CPR, choking, and more, including a kid friendly section on COVID19 and other communicable illnesses “How to protect yourself and stop the spread”. Students will also learn how to be safe and responsible when home alone, including what to do if somebody comes to the door and the importance of not giving out personal information.

      Parents, class time is for the kids. If you have any questions, please contact Live Safe Academy before or after class at 586.771.8487 or info@LiveSafeAcademy.com. Instructors are not able to provide technical support. It is your responsibility to make sure your system is compatible with Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

    • Virtual Certified Pet Sitter/CPR/First Aid
      Date: Sep 26
      Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $15.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Don’t let social isolation get you down! Kids, would you like to learn pet first aid and be a certified Pet Sitter? Increase your competitive edge by being more valuable to families with pets and kids. Increase your market by being certified to watch pets or kids. Learn to care for the pets in your own family. Have fun and help keep animals safe with this one-day live virtual class. Live virtual training means you not only get to learn from the comfort of your own home, but you can interact with the instructor and ask questions. Topics include: Pet first aid, CPR, choking, and more!

      NOTE: This is an add on class for any student who has successfully completed the Live Safe Academy Certified Babysitter/CPR/First Aid program (in person or virtual).

      Parents, class time is for the kids. If you have any questions, please contact Live Safe Academy before or after class at 586.771.8487 or info@LiveSafeAcademy.com. Instructors are not able to provide technical support. It is your responsibility to make sure your system is compatible with Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

  • 3 Oct
    • Challenge Island STEAM - Super Star Island
      Date: Oct 3
      Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $80.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      Calling all trailblazers, groundbreakers and universe-shakers to Challenge Island's SUPER STAR ISLAND! You and your tribe will take a STEAMtastic journey through our Challenge Island Hall of Fame to learn about superstars ranging from P.T. Barnum to Venus & Serena Williams to Henry Ford! You'll be working with your tribe to take on STEAM challenges related to what makes each of these stars famous, including cars, sports fields, musical instruments and more!

      This class runs for 8 Saturdays.

      This class is VIRTUAL - parents will be sent login and supply information from Challenge Island

  • 21 Oct
    • Putting Your House In Order: Wills/Trusts/Probate
      Date: Oct 21
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: Virtual - Zoom
      Cost: $25.00
      Calendar: Community Education Classes

      For over 19 years this popular estate planning class has helped many Waterford residents put their houses in order! Discover for yourself and your loved ones why putting your house in order is a good idea for adults of any age. You know you need to prepare your estate plan - but you keep putting it off. This year, try a new approach and put your house in order by learning the essentials of basic estate planning. If you plan for your future, you will get the peace of knowing that the assets you worked so hard to accumulate are protected. You will learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, joint ownership of assets, health care directives and the probate process. Previous students have described this popular course as "fun, informative, and a great presentation." The instructor is an experienced attorney with a knack for making the topics easy to understand, as well as enjoyable. You are invited to bring your spouse at no extra charge. If the spouse is attending, please include his/her name on the registration form.