Adult Education

Donna Notar
Adult Education Program
dnotar@schalmont.net
518-355-9200 ext. 4005

Overview

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 canceled.

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.

Current Offerings

The Schalmont Central School District Continuing Education Program offers a diverse selection of courses that meet the many varied interests and needs of our community. View the current course offerings here.

Registration Information

Online Registration

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

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 communicated through a variety of tools.