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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FEE-BASED COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Community School Program offers an opportunity for the public school system to determine the needs of the community and provides a mechanism to meet those needs throughout the calendar year. The curriculum of the Community School Program is as wide and varied as the needs of the community it serves. Community schools provide programs that are implemented and funded by fees, tuition, grants, and donations, at community schools, at adult education centers, at satellite school locations , and at off-campus, non-public school locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Each of the 39 Community Education Centers offer classes for individuals of all ages, skill levels and language capabilities. Students enrolling in language or computer classes have the opportunity to enhance the job skills needed to satisfy the demands of today’s world. Annually, over 100,000 people have taken advantage of these recreational, self-improvement, and educational opportunities, and if an individual or group wants to acquire a specific new skill, Miami-Dade County Public Schools can work with each to create a class that suits the needs of all interests.

CONTACT INFORMATION, HOURS AND DAYS OF SERVICE

For more specific information on Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Education and Before and After School Care programs or Middle School Enrichment After School programs, please log on to our website atwww.dadecommunityschools.net or please call Mr. Victor Ferrante, Executive Director at 305-817-0014 X2504 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

REMINDER: THIS WEB LINK SERVES AS A GUIDE. PLEASE VERIFY ALL PROGRAM DATES, TIMES, RATES, PAYMENT SCHEDULES, PROGRAMS OFFERED, AND PROGRAM SPECIFICS WITH THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS BROCHURE THAT IS UNIQUE TO THE SCHOOL LOCATION WHERE THE PROGRAM IS IMPLEMENTED.

  • FEE-BASED COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS AND TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. STUDENTS AND/OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS MAY PARTICIPATE IN A COURSE AT ANY LOCATION THAT IS CONVENIENT AND THAT IS AGE APPROPRIATE.
  • FEE-BASED COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT 17 FULL SERVICE ELEMENTARY, K-8 CENTER, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATIONS AND 22 FULL SERVICE ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON DAYS WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. ELEMENTARY, K-8 CENTER, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS START DIRECTLY AFTER SCHOOL (USUALLY 2:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.  FOR ELEMENTARY AND K-8 AND 3:50 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M. FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MORNINGS, AFTERNOON, AND/OR EVENING SESSIONS FOR ADULT CENTERS) • COST PER COURSE VARIES FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATION FOR MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS ABOUT ANY COURSE THAT INTERESTS YOU.
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFER COURSES WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: SUBJECT AREA TUTORIALS, SPORTS PROGRAMS, MUSIC PROGRAMS, SELF-IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS, MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAMS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, CHEERLEADING, INTERIOR DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FINANCIAL PROGRAMS, DANCE, MODELING, LANGUAGE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMS. FOR MORE SPECIFIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS IN YOUR AREA PLEASE GO TOWWW.DADECOMMUNITYSCHOOLS.NET AND CLICK ON THE COURSE CATALOG SEARCH LINK FOUND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WEBPAGE. TO IDENTIFY FULL SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL LOCATIONS GO TO WWW.DADECOMMUNITYSCHOOLS.NET AND CLICK ON THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM LINK OR THE ADULT/VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL LINK FOUND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WEBPAGE.
  • YES THERE IS. ALL SECTIONS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM ARE TO BE COMPLETED. EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION, AUTHORIZED PICK-UPANDTHE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT CHECK OFF IS MANDATORYIT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY YOUR INSTRUCTOR IF YOU REQUIRE ANY CHANGES ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS IMPLEMENT THEIR OWN UNIQUE REGISTRATION THAT MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION
AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

11690 NW 92 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33018 : Phone: (305) 817-0014 : Fax: (305) 817-0013
Located @ Hialeah Gardens Middle School
Building #5 - Room #5310

M-DCPS : 1450 NE 2nd Ave. : Miami, FL 33132 : Phone: (305) 995-1000 (For Non Technical Questions Only) © 2015