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Continuing Education

The North Colonie Central School District Continuing Education Program offers a diverse selection of courses that meet the many varied interests and needs of the community. We encourage our community members to be lifelong learners and take advantage of our fall, spring and mini-sessions.

COVID-19 News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 Continuing Education Program was forced to shut down on Friday, March 13.

In compliance with our policy, we will issue refunds in the amount of $21 or more. Credit will be honored for dollar amounts of $20 or less. The credit letters will be good for two (2) years.

We have begun preparing the refunds. However, this process will take some time as many employees are working remotely. Please be assured that your refund check will be processed and mailed out as soon as possible.

Out of an abundance of caution, at this time, we will not have a Continuing Education Program during the 2020-21 school year. We will keep the community posted if this changes.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times and thank you for your continued support of our Continuing Education Program.

Continuing Education information

The North Colonie Central School District is proud to present its Spring 2020 Continuing Education Program. Registration is open to all residents of North Colonie Central School District who are 21 years of age or older. Senior citizens (age 60 or older) may take some of our courses at the reduced rate of $10. However, senior citizens are responsible for materials fees. A “Senior Citizen Courtesy Card” is required and may be obtained from the Town of Colonie Senior Citizen Center. If you are a senior citizen registering by mail, please enclose a copy of your card. All classes are filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, with preference given to District residents. Non-residents will be accepted if space is available.

Mark your calendar

Mail registration ends
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

In-person registration (SHS main entrance lobby)
Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Classes begin
Monday, Feb. 24

Inclement weather policy

If traveling conditions are hazardous, classes will be postponed. Whenever the North Colonie Schools are closed during the day due to inclement weather or holidays, classes will NOT meet that evening.

In the event of inclement weather, check later in the day with the local television stations or visit the homepage of our website. Please also sign up for School Messenger. Instructions for how to do so are on page seven of the brochure.

Where and when classes are held

Most Continuing Education courses meet once a week between the hours of 7-9 p.m. over a ten-week period. Any exceptions are noted within the course description for the course(s) in which you are interested. Most classes are held at Shaker High School on 445 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Latham. Exceptions are noted in the course description.

Confirmation of classes

You will NOT receive confirmation of registration, and will only be notified if the selected course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In that case, you will receive notification by telephone and will be offered a refund by mail.


Registration in a course is a personal decision. Registrations are binding because teachers are employed and other financial commitments are made on the basis of the number of registrants for each course. After the published refund deadline, it is impossible to honor refund requests.

Rules and regulations

Continuing Education participants are required to abide by the regulations governing the school buildings. Smoking is prohibited in the building and on any school grounds. The district is not responsible for any injuries incurred during the activities through the Continuing Education Program. Any ensuing expenses will be borne by the participant. Registrants are reminded to park in designated parking areas only.