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  • AARP Smart Driver 8-Hour

    For motorists 55 years of age and older. Explore changes in traffic laws, the latest vehicle technology, easy-t-use defensive driving tips, traffic safety and accident prevention tips.Completion of this course will produce lower a 10% decrease in your car insurance. 8-hour course required for first time students, the 4-hour refresher is required every three years thereafter. Instructors vary by vendor, date and location.  All classes result in the same discount.
  • AARP Smart Driver Refresher

    This 4-hour course is for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course. Bring a snack/beverage if you wish. Conducted by the AARP Driver Safety Program.
  • Autumn in Amish Country

    Take in the countryside and the fall colors as we travel south to Lanesboro, MN. Step back in time with our step on guide who will take us to a variety of Amish farms where we will learn about this unique Christian community lifestyle. There will be plenty of time for shopping both in town and from the local Amish community at the farms we visit.  Lunch is on your own.Fee: $64 includes: guided tour, motorcoach, and guideGuide: S. Mansee  Register by September 5, 2018  Tour Rating: 3 (Active some steps and stairs)Pick-up times and sites:7:30 am Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Rd7:50 am Oxford Community Center at 270 N. Lexington Pkwy (please park on East side of parking lot away from building)Approximate return time: 6:45pm.
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  • Behind-the-Wheel Information

    Online registration is unavailable for Behind-the-Wheel.  Please call the Driver Education office at 651-744-5094 or visit our website at www.commed.spps.org/drivered for more information.Behind-the-Wheel Practice - ADULTSThis course is for adults (18 years and older) with a valid driver's permit who need additional practice driving behind-the-wheel in preparation for their license exam. Students will drive one-on-one with an instructor in a SPPS District vehicle for a 2-hour lesson.  Upon registering, students will be assigned to an instructor and their specific lesson date/time will be arranged with the instructor. Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lesson. Additional hours (2-hour increments) may be purchased.Course #2505; $120Behind-the-Wheel Practice -TEENSThis course is for teens (15-17 years old) with a valid driver's permit who have completed their state-required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel but need additional practice driving in preparation for their license exam. Students will drive one-on-one with an instructor in a SPPS District vehicle for a 2-hour lesson.  Upon registering, students will be assigned to an instructor and their specific lesson date/time will be arranged with the instructor. Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lesson. Additional hours (2-hour increments) may be purchased.Course #2511; $90Behind-the-Wheel Instruction -State-Required 6 hoursThis course is for teens (15-17 years old) who have completed the 30-hours of classroom instruction with another organization and need to complete the state-required 6-hours of behind-the-wheel lessons.  Student will need to show proof of classroom completion ("Letter of Completion") from the organization where they took the class and may also need to show their yellow card, blue card, or permit before registering.  Students have 18 months from the date of registration to complete their behind-the-wheel lessons.Course #2509; $270Note:  If you are a teen that completed the 30-hours of classroom instruction with St. Paul Public Schools Community Education, the state-required 6 hours of behind-the-wheel was included in your course fee.  To get assigned to a behind-the-wheel instructor, call the Driver Education office at 651-744-5094; have your permit number ready when you call.
  • Build an Outdoor Compost Bin

    Composting is a great way to support our environment, including your own gardens.  Get experience with hand tools as you build your own outdoor compost bin out of reclaimed cedar.  Finished compost bin size is 40" x 40" x 40".   No experience necessary.
  • Dragons

    Competitive team gymnastics.Coach approval required. Days/times vary; see schedule online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 for information.
  • Driver Education Information

    Teen Driver Education is not available for online registration due to the necessity of parent/guardian permission to take the class. Please call the Central Community Education office at 651-744-5094 for more information or visit our website at https://www.spps.org/drivered
  • Driver Improvement Program Refresher

    For motorists 55 years of age and older. Explore changes in traffic laws and traffic safety, the latest vehicle technology, and easy-to-use defensive driving and accident prevention tips. Completion of these course will produce a 10% decrease in your car insurance. Certificates will be issued to those completing the course.This 4-hour Refresher course is for those who have already completed the 8-hour Driver Safety course.
  • Extended Tour Inquiry 2018

    *Note- When you register for this course you are registering to have more information (a brochure and registration information) mailed to you; you are not registering for an actual tour.St. Paul Community Education is pleased to offer a number of extended tours for  2018/19 in cooperation with Landmark Tours. A local, family-owned tour operator, Landmark’s inclusive packages feature roundtrip airfare, quality accommodations in great locations, many enjoyable meal experiences, admission to all itinerary attractions, deluxe motorcoach transportation, and the services of a professional Tour Manager. Upcoming travel opportunities include: America’s Canyonlands – Sept 5-11, 2017 New York City: The Big Apple – Sept 13-16, 2018 Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice – Sept 25- Oct 1, 2018 Classic Autumn in New England – Sept 29 – Oct 5, 2018 New England Fall Foliage Adventure – Oct 7-13, 2018 Ireland: The Emerald Isle – Oct 12-22, 2018 Philly, Gettysburg, Williamsburg – Oct 17-23, 2018 Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice – Oct 21-27, 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade w/Catalina Island – Dec 29, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019 Islands of Hawaii Cruise- Jan 31- Feb 10, 2019 Costa Rica: Tropical Adventure – Mar 15- Mar 22, 2019New Orleans: The Big Easy- Mar 24- Mar 28, 2019New York City: The Big Apple - May 9-12, 2019 Savannah, Charleston & Asheville- Apr 1- Apr 8, 2019Dreaming of the Rhine River Cruise -- May 23- Jun 2, 2019 Alaska Land & Sea Expedition – Aug 18- Aug 30, 2019 And more!To inquire about these tours and receive a brochure with detailed tour information, do ONE of the following: Call the C.E. Office at Harding HS at 651-744-3072 to request information be sent to you, or Click the 'Enroll Now' button on this page to register to receive information by mail, or Attend our Travel Showcase on Monday, October 1 at 1:00pm; more information at https://tce.me/gHs1Wl
  • Fireflies

    Coach approval required. Days/times vary; see schedule online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 for information.
  • Gymnastics Meet and Greet

    Join us for a look into our Community Education gymnastics gyms. Meet our coaches, and learn about our classes, equipment and facilities. All families are welcome and registration is optional. 
  • High School Gymnastics

    For high school competitors at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. Coach approval required. Strength and conditioning included.
  • Introduction to Synchronized Swimming - FREE TRIAL

    Participants much be 6-18 years old and be able to swim the width of the pool. Stop by and see if you are interested in synchronized swimming! Swimmers encouraged to attend as many of the 3 sessions possible. Call Vicky Knutsen with questions at 651-470-3223. To register, call the C.E. Office at Central HS at 651-744-5094.
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  • Kayaking the Mississippi River

    Kayak the mighty Mississippi River starting at Fort Snelling, one of Saint Paul’s most popular historical destinations.  Enjoy the rich history and preserved wetlands of our amazing capital city as you paddle past Pike Island, under multiple bridges, and finally ascend into downtown Saint Paul. The tour concludes at Harriet Island Park. Meet the group at Harriet Island and you will be transported to the Fort Snelling starting point.  Transportation to Fort Snelling, gear, and experienced guides all included. No previous kayaking skills needed. Offered in partnership with Minnesota Adventure Company. Fee: $54  Guide: S. Mansee & N. Gordon  Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing)
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  • Lil' Sparks

    Coach approval required. Days/times vary; see schedule online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 for information.
  • Little Falls Arts and Craft Fair

    Shop until you drop at the 46th annual Little Falls Arts & Craft Fair, known as one of the best in the nation with more than 600 vendors from across the country. The city of Little Falls comes alive during this time, and the event has grown to also include: a Car Show & Swap Meet, the West Little Falls Antiques & Collectibles Fair, and the Market Place and Man Cave Fairs. Wear your walking shoes to explore the many venues.  Fee: $51 includes: motorcoach transportation and guide.  Guide: S. Mansee  Register by August 29.   Tour Rating: 4 (Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing)Pick-up time and site:  7:30am at Oxford Community Center at 270 N. Lexington Pkwy (please park on East side of parking lot away from building)Approximate return time: 5:30pm.
  • Saltos (Three-Day Option)

    Coach approval required. Days/times vary; see schedule online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 for information.
  • Saltos (Two-Day Option)

    Competitive team gymnastics. Coach approval required. Days/times vary; see schedule online at www.commed.spps.org or call the C.E. Office at Rondo Education Center at 651-487-7383 for information.
  • Tour Showcase

    Mark your calendars to join St. Paul Community Education and Landmark Travel at our Travel Showcase!  Learn more about upcoming 2018 extended tour opportunities with Landmark, and also hear about local day trips and walking tours through St. Paul Community Education. Preregistration for the showcase is appreciated, but not required. If you would rather receive information by mail, either call the C.E. Office at Harding at 651-744-3072, or visit https://tce.me/gIl93w to make an online request.
  • Tour the Cities Plus

    For students entering grades 6-8.  Wrap up your summer with a week of field trips! The adventure will begin each day with group games, team challenges, and new friends. Take off on a new adventure each day, by foot or city transportation, to explore the awesome cities we live in. Bring a bag lunch. Limited number of 50% scholarships available to youth who qualify for free/reduced lunch - call CE office at 651-487-7383 to request.
  • Tour the Cities: Field Trip Week

    Entering grades 1-5. Travel back in time to the earliest days of the Twin Cities when streetcars ruled the roads. Visit a historic (or even spooky!) site each day, make new friends, and imagine a world completely different from your own. Bring a bag lunch. Limited number of 50% scholarships available to youth who qualify for free/reduced lunch - call CE office at 651-487-7383 to request.Field trips and activities are scheduled to include:  Creating a class poster at Minnesota Center for Book Arts  Learning about pioneer and Dakota Indian lifeways at Gibbs Farm  Swimming at Highland Pool And others! Field trips could change based on scheduling and final enrollment numbers.
  • Young at Heart Camp at Laurentian Environmental Learning Center Inquiry

    *Note-  When you register for this course you are registering to have more information (a brochure and registration information) mailed to you; you are not registering for the actual camp at this time. Young At Heart CampDesigned for the young at heart, gather with others 50+ to experience a mix of indoor and outdoor educational experience.Your choices include water recreation, nature crafts, wilderness walks, hikes, nature tours, lake swimming and more.  Laurentian’s sauna offers a place to relax and the main lodge serves as a gathering place for home style meals.  Evening campfires serve as the perfect setting for socializing and storytelling.Participate in the week’s activities as little or as much as you want. Fishing is available – must have a license Laurentian Environmental Center is located in Britt, MN north of Virginia in northern Minnesota.Transportation is on your own, carpooling may be an option. Cabin assignments accommodate singles and couples alike. Singles are assigned to cabins by gender. Final information sent out approximately 2 weeks before camp. Fee: $240  Fee includes 5 nights semi private cabin accommodations, 16 homestyle meals, access to thousands of acres of wilderness, use of recreational equipment on Arrowhead Lake, and Naturalist – led activities. Tour Rating 3 (Active- able to do some steps and/or stairs).  This opportunity is offered in partnership with Mounds View Community Education.