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Winter 2016 Registration
now open -- enroll today!

We offer many exciting classes, in many diverse subjects -- there's something for everyone! Classes held January-March.

Click the catalog cover (right) to download a complete PDF listing of our Winter classes. Registration for classes began December 10. Community Education serves as an outreach arm of the Des Moines Public Schools. We provide educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities responsive to the needs of the community, promoting the concepts of lifelong learning and personal growth.

Current Catalog Cover

Click here or on the catalog cover above to view our catalog in pdf!

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us immediately since many classes maintain waiting lists. A $10 processing fee will be charged for all registrations cancelled by participants. The processing fee applies to all refunds except for those classes filled or cancelled by Community Education. Instructors are hired on the basis of enrollment. For this reason, participant cancellations will be eligible for a refund (minus the $10 processing fee) ONLY if the cancellation is made within 7 calendar days after the class starts. Refunds will NOT be given later than 7 days after the start of class. Amounts $10 or lower will not be refunded. Requests for refunds for 1-night classes must be made 48 hours prior to the class start time. Refunds will NOT be given for 1-night classes after the class has already met.

Weather Policy...

Evening classes will automatically be cancelled on days when the Des Moines Public Schools are closed due to weather, holidays, or during breaks. Otherwise, whenever possible, the decision to cancel classes will be made in time for the 5:00 pm radio newscasts or the 10:00 pm newscasts for next day cancellations. Classes cancelled because of weather will be made up whenever possible.


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