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Children aren't the only ones who benefit from quality local schools. Schalmont schools are open to adults in the community who want to have some healthy fun, learn new skills or creatively express themselves in the areas of creative arts, food & drink, health & fitness, life skills, technology and trips. 

Most classes are offered at a minimal fee, and several are discounted or free for resident senior citizens. These fees allow the program to be self-sustaining (i.e., classes are not included in the annual school budget).  

You must register for all programs. Registration occurs on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so register early. You can register online using a credit card or by filling out the registration form [PDF] and mailing it, along with a check, to the address on the form or dropping it off in the district office. Once your check is received, you are considered registered. You will not receive a registration confirmation, but you will be notified if a class is full or cancelled.

The Adult Education Program is intended for individuals 18 years of age and older. However, the age threshold may vary as indicated in course descriptions. For example, the defensive driving course is open to children as young as 16 and some courses are restricted to individuals 21 years of age and older. Limited exceptions may also be made at the instructor's discretion.

Program Guide & Registration

Just added! New York State Safe Boating Course

This course meets the New York State and the United States Coast Guard requirements for Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Operation and Youth and Adult Boating Certification. Upon successful completion, you will have met the requirements and can operate a PWC (Jetski) or as a youth boater operate a vessel independently. (To operate a PWC independently, a person must be at least 14 years old and have their boating certificate on board with them when operating.) Upon completion of the course, you will receive a boating certificate which is good for life.

The course is designed as a comprehensive boating course, teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation, and includes the following topics:
Accidents & Emergencies; Boat Operation; Boating Related Activities; Boats & Motors; Equipment; Fueling & Ventilation; Marine Environment; Numbering & Registration; Personal Watercraft (PWC); and Rules of the Road.

The course is for adults and children 10 years of age and older. This class is limited to 25 participants.

Instructor: John Hochmuth
Date/Time:, Mondays, March 4-25, 2019 6:30-8:30
Location: High School Room 56
Fee: $12 residents $17 non-residents senior resident $12

  • SPRING 2019 Adult Education program guide (PDF)

    You must register for all programs even though there may be no cost for the course. Registration occurs on a 'first-come, first-served' basis, so register early. Once your check is received, you are considered registered. You will not receive a registration confirmation, but you will be notified if a class is full or canceled. In the event that a program is canceled, you will receive a refund 30 days after receiving notification of the cancellation.

    Decided on a course? You can now register and pay online. If you have any accessibility issues with registering online, please contact Donna Notar at  (518) 355-9200, ext. 4005.

Class fees are non-refundable unless a program is canceled. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a refund 30 days after notification of cancellation via a check sent by mail.

Schalmont Central School District is not responsible for any injuries incurred during activities through the Adult  Education Program. Any ensuing expenses will be borne by the participant. We retain our adult education instructors to teach a course in their area of expertise. The instructors are not permitted to use the classroom for personal gain or to solicit clients or customers. Therefore, we are not responsible for any advice or consultation given beyond the classroom setting and course curriculum material.

Cancellations due to weather or emergency

Adult Education courses are cancelled when schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. When Schalmont is forced to close or delay schools, or dismiss students early due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions, that information is communciated through a variety of tools. Visit the transportation page for more details.

Adult Education Calendar

Use the Week/Month/Agenda buttons below in the top-right corner to change the view of the Google Calendar. Please note: you must pre-register for all courses.  

Schalmont Central School District offers employment and educational opportunities without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability. This policy is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendment, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act.

More Information
Donna Notar
Adult Education Program
(518) 355-9200, ext. 4005

Have a talent to share?

Want to teach a class about it? If so, please contact the Adult Education Office at 355-9200, ext. 4005, or e-mail to find out about opportunities to teach future Adult Education courses.

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