• Adult learning

    Ready to safety welcome participants back to class

    Anoka-Hennepin Community Education will continue to provide both online and in-person recreational and enrichment opportunities for adult learners and adults with special needs through the adult learning program, following health and safety recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to protect the health and safety of staff, learners and the community.

    Browse all classes and activities, and register online.

    What to do if you feel sick

    If you feel unwell or have the following symptoms, please do not come to class and contact your health care provider. View the Anoka-Hennepin passive screening guidelines.

    Health and safety

    In-person safety protocols for adult learning programs include:

    • Enhanced disinfection and cleaning: Anoka-Hennepin’s professional maintenance employees will coordinate enhanced disinfection and cleaning of high-touch areas such as restrooms, lunchrooms, and door handles.
    • Class/capacity management: Classrooms will limit capacity based on guidance from MDH and the CDC. The goal will be to create as much space as possible for each student. There will be minimal sharing of high touch materials.
      • Registration limits the number of participants who can register based on the size of the space to ensure social distancing recommendations can be achieved.
      • All participants must be pre-registered. No walk-ins or additional visitors will be allowed to stay.
      • Tables and chairs are arranged in classrooms to ensure social distancing between participants. We ask that you do not move them. If an extra chair is needed, for participants who choose to sit next to each other, please ask.
    • Social distancing: Maintaining a six foot distance between persons is the most effective safety measure. Schools and school district facilities will include visible reminders and encourage a culture that supports social distancing. Employees will be monitoring student arrivals and dismissals to remind students not to congregate.
    • Face coverings: Face coverings are required by all who enter district schools or facilities following the direction from the state.  Please review these commonly asked questions for additional information or view the FAQ page on the Anoka-Hennepin Schools COVID-19 website.

    It is the goal of the district to safely operate schools, promoting a culture of health and safety amongst students/participants and staff using all the guidance from MDH and the CDC.

    Register now, pay later

    Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, we understand there is some hesitation to commit to activities at this time. For your convenience, we are now offering participants the opportunity to "register now, pay later!" Learn about the new payment option.

    Additional program opportunities

    We may add new classes and activities as opportunities and capacity allow. Stay informed of new programming:

    We are ready to be flexible to keep our communities safe. If a class offering changes or becomes unavailable, participants will be notified and offered the option of a refund, credit or donation of the class fee.

Adult learning program updates

  • Nov. 23, 2020: Program adjustments to align with updated state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Sept. 2, 2020: Anoka-Hennepin Community Education programs will operate in alignment with Anoka-Hennepin Schools.

  • Jun. 12, 2020: Summer programming

  • May 5, 2020: In-person programs canceled through June 9

  • Mar. 26, 2020: All community education programs and facilities will remain closed through May 4 to minimize spread of COVID-19

  • Mar. 17, 2020: All community education programs serving adults, including facility rentals, will be closed through Mar. 29

  • Mar. 15, 2020: All K-12 schools closed Mar. 18-27 for staff to make future plans in response to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.