FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Are accommodations available for participants with disabilities?
- Are gift certificates available for community education courses?
- Are there any financial assistance or scholarship options available?
- Can I pay at the door?
- Do I need to be a Richfield School District resident to enroll?
- Do I need to bring supplies to class?
- Do you have information or staff assistance available in alternate languages?
- Do you offer courses in defensive driving?
- How can I get more involved?
- How do I know if I successfully registered for a class?
- How do I make a request or give more feedback?
- How do I register for PICA Head Start?
- How is it decided what classes are offered?
- How will my child get from their regular school classroom to their after school programming?
- I received a credit voucher when me class was cancelled for COVID-19. How do I apply the credit to my next class?
- Is Beacons part of Community Education?
- Is Fun Club part of Community Education?
- Weather Concerns?
- What about the risks of the COVID-19 virus?
- What if I can’t come to class? Can I get a refund?
- What if my class is full?
- What is the Community Education Tax ID Number?
- What is the email address?
- When and how do I register for class?
- Where can I find details about my class?
- Where is your office located?
- Why can’t I find registration for athletic recreation leagues?
- Why did my class get cancelled?
If you are attending an adult class and need a sign language interpreter, note taker or other accommodations to participate in Community Education classes, call Learning Exchange at 952-681-6121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For youth and other classes, call 612-243-3000. Advance notice of 10 days is requested.
Yes! Give the gift of experience! Gift certificates are available for any of our courses in any amount you choose. Search ‘Gift Certificate’ on our website for purchase. Otherwise, stop by our office or call 612-243-3000 for assistance. Once purchased, your gift certificate will be sent by mail within seven business days. If you need to receive it sooner, please contact the Community Education office.
Members of UCare eligible plans can receive $15 off their Community Education class up to three times a year. The UCare ID number must be provided when registering.
Qualification for free or reduced educational benefits does affect the amount due for youth community education classes. However, theRichfield R.E.A.D.Y. Scholarshipprogram is available.
No registration or payment is accepted at the door unless specified in the course description. Factors include space and safety considerations, supplies, staff ratio, and others.
All our community education classes are open to anyone from anywhere within the age limits, except when otherwise noted in the course or program description. The minimum age for attending adult classes is 16 years. Youth and early learning courses will have age ranges indicated in the course listings.
Many classes include all supplies. If your class requires you to bring something, the supply list is posted on our website or in the course description. You may also contact our office for inquiries on supply needs. We recommend you wait to purchase supplies until 5 business days prior to the start of this class to ensure the class will be held.
Our outreach staff are happy to assist in Spanish, English or Somali. For other languages, we have interpretive services to assist in customer service. Some of our adult classes are offered bilingually in English & Spanish. This will be indicated in the course description.
You are likely looking for the Richfield Community Center. They can be contacted at 612-861-9395 or at this website. Though our office of Community Education often partners with the Richfield Recreation Services, we are not the same entity.
Volunteers are needed for events or activities as well as occasional office or program projects. Community members are also needed to serve on the Richfield Community Education Advisory Council! Click here for the application. You may also call 612-243-3000 or email email@example.com for more information.
A confirmation email is sent immediately If you included an email address in your account. If you do not have or did not submit an email address, a confirmation will not be sent; assume you are in class. You may call or email the office with questions, as well.
We are always seeking community input and involvement. If you would like to see a topic covered in a course, please let us know by email, phone or in person. Written feedback forms are also collected at the conclusion of each class.
The Central Education Center rents space to the PICA Head Start program. However, their registration and administration is still done through the PICA Head Start program. For more information, visit picaheadstart.org or call 612-871-7422.
Teaching licenses are not required! Adults with demonstrated skills, training or experience in topics of interest to the community can propose a curriculum and provide a class. Interested in teaching a class? Contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your ideas. Call 612-243-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a reminder note to your child’s teacher indicated which days your child will be attending after school classes. Teachers will dismiss students to report directly to the designated after school classroom. Community Education staff or instructors take attendance as students arrive. Students should be picked up at the classroom immediately after the class ends. If the class is at a different school location, parents/guardians are responsible for making arrangements.
I received a credit voucher when me class was cancelled for COVID-19. How do I apply the credit to my next class?
If you have a voucher on account, the available funds will automatically be applied during check out when you register online. If you apply in person, over the phone or by mail, the staff processing your registration will apply the credit. It is helpful to mention the credit voucher to the staff when you are requesting registration to make sure it's not missed. Thanks!
The Beacons program is a partnership between the Richfield School District, the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club. Youth attending Community Education activities may also attend the Beacons program before and/or after their class or activity with registration in advance.
Fun Club is a private, non-profit program which provides school age child care in the Richfield school district. Youth attending Community Education activities may also attend Fun Club for extended hours, with advance registration and payment.
Decisions for cancellations due to weather generally follow Richfield Public Schools decisions and will be posted on www.richfieldschools.org or on facebook @RPSCommunityEd and @RPS280.
Community Education programs will be following State and Federal guidelines during this global pandemic. Please be advised that participant compliance with expectations for hygiene, health and safety must be followed. By registering and attending, parents and participants acknowledge that while staff will be taking all possible precautions, due to the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, there is a potential risk for the contraction of illness as a result of participation in the program.
Customer initiated cancellations received within 5 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 less than 5 business days prior to the start date of the activity/class will not be eligible for a refund.
If you are interested in a course that is full, please join the waitlist! There is no cost or commitment. We monitor class sizes and waitlists regularly and contact the waiting list when participants cancel or if we are able to accommodate more students.
Richfield Public Schools Tax ID Number: 41-6001404
We encourage registering early! Classes must meet a minimum number of enrollments to be held, and some classes also fill quickly.
Registration can be completed online at www.richfield.ce.eleyo.com
In person or by mail at 7145 Harriet Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
and by phone at 612-243-3000.
If a class is already full, please join the waitlist for possible openings or added sections. We make decisions to hold each class based on enrollment approximately one week prior to the class start date.
The online course listing will show the description, time, location and instructor. Use the search field at richfield.ce.eleyo.com to find your course listing. If you have an email address in your account, you will receive a confirmation email with class details at the time of registration and a reminder 2 days before the class starts.
Central Education Center, 7145 Harriet Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423.
Enter Door 5 for our office and programs.
Office hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm
Most athletic programs are offered through community organizations or the City of Richfield. They can be contacted at 612-861-9395 or at this website. Though our office of Community Education often partners with the Richfield Recreation Services, we are not the same entity.
Each class has a minimum number of enrollments required in order to cover the costs of offering the class. Decisions are made approximately one week prior to the class start date. You will be contacted and complete refunds will be given when there is insufficient registration to hold the class. We encourage early registration to avoid class cancellation.
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