Since the establishment of the Community Education Department in 1984, Northside Independent School District has fostered the concept of lifelong learning for all members of our society. Dedicated to the idea that the school is the center of the community, our doors remain open during “non-traditional” hours to offer educational opportunities that will enrich the lives of people both personally and professionally.
A Class Catalog is produced each Fall, Spring and Summer featuring hundreds of exciting classes for both adults and children in four major categories:
- Profit and IT includes Computers and Technology, Business Solutions, Money Management and Certificate Programs.
- The Arts features Dance, Music, Languages, Fine Arts and others.
- Mind & Body is for Personal Growth, Professional Continuing Education, Study Skills and Body-Mind-Health related information.
- Fun & Play classes are family oriented classes in areas such as Home and Garden, Sewing and Needlecraft, Culinary Arts, Animal Kingdom, Crafts, Travel-Tours and Sports and Fitness.
Classes are taught on Northside ISD school campuses and at various sites in the community. They are conducted for the benefit and enjoyment of our patrons and are offered for non-credit unless otherwise designated.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Certification Programs are arranged for specific occupations. These include counseling, social work, daycare, computer and office fields.
Ours is a tuition-based, self-supporting program. More than 10,000 students enroll in 500+ classes offered each semester. Financial support for the program comes from class fees.