Saddleback College Community Education to Offer After-School and Enrichment Programs at Capistrano Unified School District Schools in New Partnership

Building on Saddleback College’s strong partnership with the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD), Saddleback College’s Community Education program has been selected to provide summer, after-school, and enrichment activities at local schools for children from ages 4 to 17.

Summer Experience day camps will begin on July 8th at six local schools and offer students art, science, cooking, sports, and academic enrichment classes taught by CUSD teachers. The camps will be held in Aliso Viejo at Canyon Vista and Oak Grove elementary schools; Ladera Ranch at Oso Grande Elementary School; San Clemente at Marblehead Elementary School; Laguna Niguel at Laguna Niguel Elementary School; and Rancho Santa Margarita at Las Flores Elementary School.

A more extensive schedule of after-school and enrichment activities will be available at additional campuses in the fall.

Dr. Tod A. Burnett, president of Saddleback College, stated, “Our partnership with CUSD allows the college to expand our thriving College for Kids program to area schools, giving families greater access to our exceptional programs that focus on personal enrichment and skill-building to children of all ages.”

CUSD Superintendent Dr. Joseph M. Farley said, “This District is proud to expand our partnership with Saddleback College to include students of all ages. Students in south Orange County will be able to explore a variety of interests while continuing their learning outside of the traditional school day.”

The CUSD Board of Trustees is expected to formally ratify the agreement with Saddleback College this month.

Saddleback College’s Community Education program will assess the needs of each school, expand current offerings, transition successful summer and after-school classes that were previously offered by CUSD to the new program, and form new partnerships to meet the after-school educational and enrichment needs of local students and families.

To register for the Summer Experience program, please visit the Saddleback college Community Education website at www.saddleback.edu/ce. Summer Experience classes will run from July 8th  to August 23rd. Information on after-school activities for the 2013-2014 school year will be forthcoming.

For more than 30 years Saddleback College Community Education has provided the south Orange County community with high-quality classes and activities that promote life-long learning and personal success. The College for Kids summer program was established in the early 1980’s, offering a wide assortment of classes to children at the Saddleback College campus. Community Education also offers swimming and diving lessons through its youth aquatics program.

Faculty: Propose a Class for Community Education

The Community Education Department encourages faculty to propose new, not for credit class ideas for 2013. Join a number of full- and part-time faculty in offering a Community Education class for adults or children.

While all of the classes proposed cannot be offered, faculty are encouraged to would like  propose classes that they think may fit the needs of the community. Community Education looks for classes that do not conflict with Saddleback College’s current academic offerings, but those that spark the interest of our community as we endeavor to bring the community to Saddleback College.

Please contact Community Education Director Estella Castillo-Garrison at extension 4326 to learn more about how you can propose a class or other ways you can cross-promote your academic offerings with Community Education. Saddleback College’s Community Education Department is a self-supporting entity that receives no funds from Saddleback College or the state of California and offers short-term classes that are not for college credit and separate from the college’s academic offerings.

Visit the Community Education website,www.saddleback.edu/ce,  to sign up for their e-newsletter and/or become a Facebook fan. Saddleback College Community Education department is pleased to extend a 10% discount to all Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and South Orange County Community College District employees. Some restrictions do apply. Visit the Community Education office to register for a class today! Thank you for your service and support to our community and we look forward to your participation.

Propose a Community Education Class Today

The Community Education Department encourages faculty to propose new, not for credit class ideas for 2012. Join a number of full- and part-time faculty in offering a Community Education class for adults or children.

Although all of the classes proposed cannot be offered, we would like to invite you to propose classes that may fit the needs of our community. We look for classes that do not conflict with Saddleback College’s current academic offerings, but rather look for those that spark the interest of our community as we endeavor to bring the community to Saddleback College.

Please contact Community Education Director Estella Castillo-Garrison at extension 4326 to learn more about how you can propose a class or other ways you can cross-promote your academic offerings with Community Education. Saddleback College’s Community Education  Department is a self-supporting entity that receives no funds from Saddleback College or the state of California and offers short-term classes that are not for college credit and separate from the college’s academic offerings.

Join Our E-Newsletter and Become A Facebook Fan to stay in the loop! Visit the Community Education website, www.ce.saddleback.edu to sign up for our E-newsletter and/or become a Facebook fan. Discounts Offered! Saddleback College Community Education department is pleased to extend a 10% discount to all Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and South Orange County Community College District employees. Some restrictions do apply. Visit the Community Education office to register for a class today! Thank you for your service and support to our community and we look forward to your participation.