KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 20, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Spring 2020 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. Community Education classes provide the general public learning opportunities in self-improvement, enrichment, recreation, and academic courses. Classes start on January 27.
Community Education Program
Enrollment is now open for Katy ISD’s Community Education Program. Spring classes start on Monday, January 27.
Katy ISD has operated a community education program for the past 33 years. Community members are invited to take advantage of this program to develop new interests, learn new skills and make new friends. The program has grown to include almost 3,000 participants per semester.
Learning New Skills
The Community Education Program of Katy ISD is conducted for the benefit and enjoyment of community patrons. Classes are held on Katy ISD campuses, except for the dance classes that are held at Rhythm Inc. Dance Studio at 20527 FM 1093.
Classes include various topics: Arts, Business, Computer Skills, Culinary, Crafts, Finance, Law & Real Estate, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Languages, Personal Safety and more.
Maintaining A Healthy Mind
Statistics have routinely proven that learning something new is good for a person's overall health. Adding a new skill, any skill, may slow age-related cognitive decline.
“When you exercise, you engage your muscles to help improve overall health,” says Dr. Ipsit Vahia, Director of Geriatric Outpatient Services for Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. “The same concept applies to the brain. You need to exercise it with new challenges to keep it healthy.”
Keeping the New Year's Resolution
Many people declare resolutions in the New Year. With such a vast and varied course selection, those resolutions can be fulfilled by enrolling in Katy ISD’s Community Education Program.
Classes provide the opportunity to learn how to dance the salsa, become a painter, bake an éclair, speak another language, start a business, or become financially fit. They even offer a class for improving karaoke skills.
To see all of the courses offered, visit the Community Education catalog online.
Payment and Attendance
Classes are offered for non-credit. Financial support for the program comes from the class fees. Payment for classes must, therefore, be received before students attend classes. Certificates of completion are issued for most classes.
A minimum of 80% attendance is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Children cannot be brought to class. Classes will begin as scheduled without notification.
How to Register
Check - Mail the completed registration form and a check or money order made payable to Katy ISD Community Education. Mail to: Katy ISD Community Education Office 6301 S. Stadium Lane Katy, TX 77494
Mastercard/Visa - Mail the completed registration form that includes credit/debit card number, expiration date, and name of cardholder as it appears on the card to: Katy ISD Community Education Office 6301 S. Stadium Lane Katy, TX 77494
Telephone - Registration is available to individuals wishing to charge their fees to MasterCard or Visa only. The Katy ISD Community Education Office is available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 281-396-6365.
In Person - Register in person at the Katy ISD Community Education Office located at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Suggesting a Class
Want to suggest a class? Send suggestions to the Katy ISD Community Education Office, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494 or call 281-396-6365.
Learn more about the courses offered and enroll at their website.