At Richfield Public Schools, we are proud to support a community of lifelong learners. Adults of all ages can benefit by connecting to resources and connecting to each other for new experiences in personal or professional growth.
Our classes are planned seasonally to meet the current interests and needs of our community. New courses are released in the Community Education catalog and posted online in mid-August, mid-December and early March. If you don't see classes that interest you, please contact us with a request for courses or to recommend an instructor! We love suggestions from our community!
Common topic areas include Business and Career, Computers and Technology, Art and Design, Culinary/Cooking, Financial Management, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Hobbies, Home Improvement, Performing Arts, World Languages and Culture.
Adults needing special assistance (sign language, note-taker, or other accommodations) to attend adult enrichment classes can call the Learning Exchange at 952-681-6121 to make a request. Please make your request at least ten business days prior to the class start date. Specialized classes for adults with disabilities are also coordinated through the Learning Exchange.
Through the Learning Exchange, the Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield school districts work together to offer customized classes for adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Classes include cooking, independent living skills, theater and performing arts, health, fitness and other leisure learning activities.
View course offerings on the Learning Exchange website or contact the Learning Exchange at 952-681-6121 to receive a mailing.
Metro South Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a consortium of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. The mission of Metro South is to support the efforts of all adults who wish to improve their lives through literacy, education, career development and lifelong learning. Metro South functions as a bridge, connecting adult learners to important next steps in life. These include new or better jobs, expanded careers, further education, and improved family and community effectiveness.
Metro South programs include:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Adult Diploma
Visit the Metro South website to learn more and register.
- Register online through Eleyo.
- Download and complete the registration form and then send it in. Make checks payable to ISD #280 Or include your credit card information. You can get it to us in one of four ways:
- Email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax it to: 612-243-3067
- Drop it off at the Central Education Center (7145 Harriet Avenue South). Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Mail it to:
Richfield Community Education
7145 Harriet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Important Details for Registering
- You must register and pay any fees in advance for all classes and activities.
- No walk-ins or payments at the class or event, unless otherwise noted.
- Registration begins when you receive your catalog and remains open until each class is filled or cancelled.
- Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register early.
- Your email address is used for your registration confirmation and receipt, and for a reminder when your class is coming up. Please include your email and keep it updated in your account.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Customer initiated cancellations received within five or more business days prior to the start of the class will qualify for a refund minus a non-refundable $10 processing fee. Cancellations made fewer than five business days prior to the start date of activity/class will not be eligible for a refund. Send or deliver cancellation or change requests in writing.
Community Education reserves the right to cancel any activity/class that does not meet minimum enrollment. You will be contacted and complete refunds will be given when this occurs.
Additional Registration Notes
- Confirmations: When you register with a valid email address, you will receive an immediate receipt/confirmation. No news is good news, so if you do not hear from us assume you are in the class.
- Accommodations: If you need a sign language interpreter, note taker or other accommodations to participate in Community Education classes, we are here to help! Please provide at least ten days notice if possible.
- For adult classes, call the Learning Exchange at 952-681-6121.
- For youth and other classes, call 612-243-3000.
- Age restrictions: Note the age or grade level specified for each class. Adult classes are open to individuals age 16 or older unless otherwise indicated.
- UCare MN: Members of UCare-eligible plans can receive $15 off their Community Education class. The UCare ID number must be provided when registering. Most plans allow three or more yearly discounts.
- Inclement Weather: Decisions for cancellations due to weather generally follow Richfield Public Schools guidelines and will be posted on local news sources, Facebook and Twitter. We will also do our best to contact participants if we have current contact information.
- ECFE Classes: Early Childhood Family Education parent and child registration is based on your child's age as of September 1.
- ECFE Sibling Care: Sibling care is available for ECFE classes on a limited basis. Registration is required.
- After School Youth Classes: Send a note to your child’s teacher with your after school class dates. Children check-in after school at the advertised classroom. Parents must pick up their child immediately after the class ends at the advertised location.
You can instruct a Community Education course to teach others a skill or hobby that you have. We are always looking for new instructors and classes. It’s a great way to get involved and to help other lifelong learners learn and grow in their areas of interest.
Contact us for a course proposal form and application at email@example.com or call 612-243-3000.