Continuing/Adult Education

Office of Continuing/Adult Education

South Colonie offers Continuing Education for all adults. Minimum fees are charged for registration, instruction and materials. A brochure listing the course offerings is mailed to all residents in August and December and classes begin each September and January.

In order to register on-line for a Continuing Education class you will be required to set up an account with the MySchoolBucks program.  Click on one of the payment options below.  Complete your order and click on the Guest icon to “Sign Up” or “Log In.”

For registration times, contact the office at (518) 869-3576, ext. 0443, or download the course book. 

Fall 2021 Continuing Education Program

View a copy of the Fall 2021 Continuing Education Program here. 

Program Cancellations

  • Zumba with Carolyn Schirnglone, Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Veeder Elementary School has been canceled for the semester.
  • Zumba with Lynne Ross,  Monday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Shaker Road Elementary School has been canceled for the semester.
  • COED Volleyball with Walter Hamm, Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Forest Park ES has been canceled for the semester.

Full Programs

    • Medicare 101 class with Janet Kiffney is FULL.  
    • Ballroom Dancing I with Janet Murphy is FULL.  
    • Ballroom Dancing I with Janet Murphy is FULL. 
    • Introduction to Transparent Watercolor with Kevin Kuhne is FULL (limited seating still available in Kevin Kuhne’s Continuing Watercolor and Watercolor Workshop classes).  
    • Oil Painting with Theresa Somaio is FULL.  

COVID Protocols for Fall 2021 Continuing Education Program

In compliance with South Colonie Board of Education COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures for the 2021-22 school year and our ongoing collaboration with our partners at the Albany County Department of Health and NYS Department of Health, the South Colonie Central School District will require all participants in the Continuing Education Program to wear a mask. 

Masks will be required upon entering a school building and throughout the entire classroom session.  In addition, participants will be asked to maintain 3′ to keep in line with social distancing practices.

For individuals participating in either volleyball or basketball, masks will be required upon entering the building and throughout the two hours of play.

Failure to comply with the mask mandate will result in being asked to vacate school grounds.

About the Continuing Education Program

Drug Free School Zone 

New York State public schools are all DRUG FREE ZONES, and that includes tobacco products. Smoking is not allowed ANYWHERE on school property.


Registration is open to all adults, both residents and nonresidents of South Colonie. Registrants must be 21 years of age or older unless otherwise stated in the class/course description. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 MAY ACCOMPANY REGISTRANTS TO CLASS.


Because Continuing Education is a self-sustaining program it is necessary to have a minimum of 12 full-fee participants enrolled in a course before it can be held. All courses are filled on a “first come, first served” basis.


All vehicles must be in designated parking areas only, NOT IN CIRCLES. VIOLATORS MAY BE TICKETED OR TOWED.

Senior Citizens

Residents of the South Colonie School District, age 60 or older, may use their Courtesy Cards for the purpose of participation in the Program of Continuing Education at no cost, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees for books and materials are not waived for senior citizens. Courtesy Cards are available at the South Colonie District Office, Colonie Town Hall and Beltrone Senior Center.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma Program

New York is now offering a new test leading to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma. The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) replaces the GED as the only free, state subsidized assessment leading to a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma.

English as a new language  (ENL)

ENL classes offer self-paced, individualized lessons to help students improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes are free to students age 21 or older.

TASC, ENL and home study options

GRASP (Giving Ready Adults a Study Program):

GRASP is a TASC home study program for the more advanced student who cannot attend a traditional class. Individualized packets of instruction are delivered to a student’s home. GRASP is a free program for students age 21 and older.

For information and to register for any of the classes or assessments, call (518) 862-4707. You may also view information on the Capital Region BOCES website.

Continuing Education Instructors Needed

Do you have knowledge of a subject or a specific skill you could share with others? If so, the South Colonie Continuing Education program could be for you. The district is always in need of new instructors to teach classes during the fall and spring semesters.

Most classes meet once a week in the evening for 8-10 weeks. We also offer one-night and two-night workshops. We need instructors for gardening, computer skills, foreign languages, crafts, yoga, home improvement and more. If you have an idea, tell us about it. New ideas are always welcome. Teachers are paid per course.

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Sherri Fisher, Continuing Education Coordinator, South Colonie Central School District, 102 Loralee Drive, Albany, NY 12205. For more information, please contact Sherri Fisher at (518) 869-3576, ext. 0443. Specific requests have been made for the classes listed below – if you have knowledge in any of these areas, think about sharing!

These areas include Sewing, Nutrition, Writing Courses, Foreign Languages, iPhone (beginners), iPhone (advanced), Macbook Clinic (beginners), Facebook (beginners), Facebook for Business (Intermediate), Beginning Golf, Basic Home Maintenance, How to Become a Vegetarian, Beginning Digital Camera Use, Recognizing Plants in our area, Bridge, Speed Reading, Kick Boxing, Stained Glass, Graphic Design.