Community Education Summer Program Announcement: Due to the negative financial impact of COVID-19-related school closings, we are unable to financially support offering the Camp ROCKS! Academic Adventures, Summer Game On Program, and Summer OMG Program (these were Targeted Services programs that were to be held at Brooklyn Middle, Osseo Middle, Palmer Lake, Zanewood, and Woodland Elementary schools this summer).

Currently, programs like Camp Rocks Mini Camps (cooking, robotics, etc.) will still be offered at Cedar Island, as well as other summer opportunities like Kidstop and Freedom Schools unless directed differently by state or school district officials. Thank you for your continued support of our programs.

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Welcome to Osseo Area Schools’ dynamic Community Education department where we believe that lifelong learning is essential for the individual and community to thrive.

"My son learned so many new things. I really enjoyed when he came home to share all the things he learned.  I even learned new things too!  Thanks again for a great program."

Browse our website to find a broad range of innovative programs and services. There is something here for learners of all ages. Facility Scheduling is here to help you find the spaces you need! Contribute to community when you Volunteer or become an Enrichment Instructor. Get your GED or learn English as an adult in Adult Basic Education. Take a course through Adult Enrichment or Youth Enrichment and Camp ROCKS! programs. Need child care? Check out Kidstop! And all of your early learning and parenting needs are available through Early Childhood & Family EducationRegister now! It's time to catch the energy of lifelong learning!

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Adult & Youth Enrichment Fall 2020

Mini Camp 2020

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 Mindprint Flyer Osseo Fall 2020 Safeway  online tutoring


Mindprint Learning Assessment

Teen Driver's Ed - Fall 2020

Online Tutoring - High School Only 


A message from our Executive Director

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Welcome!  District 279 not only offers a superior Kindergarten through 12th grade educational program for 20,000 learners, but also embraces opportunities for all 135,000 learners of the Osseo Area School District through Community Education and Services. The mission of Community Education and Services is to build community and inspire people to excel by embracing innovative services and learning.

From Early Childhood to seniors, we provide programs and services that matter to you.  District 279 Community Education and Services accomplishes this by providing quality programs and services for all ages, from the very youngest learners through to adult and senior learners.  Learn positive parenting techniques and watch your child prepare for Kindergarten in one of our Early Childhood classes, build a robot in one of our youth enrichment programs, have your child participate in an engaging child care program while you are working, lose weight in one of our adult enrichment classes, learn English or work toward your GED or citizenship in our Adult Basic Education courses, reserve a space in one of our schools for a community meeting with our facilities department, or see the work at our Travel and Adventure film series for seniors.  You'll find what you're looking for here!  All of these components of Community Education are staffed by a talented and hard-working team of individuals dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners in District 279.

Get Involved!

You are invited to be a part of shaping the future of Community Education within District 279.  Citizen involvement through active, voluntary participation on the Community Education Program Advisory Council is an excellent way to become more involved in your community.

We invite you to "Catch the Energy" of District 279 Community Education and Services and invite you to be a lifelong learner and explore the many options Osseo Area School's Community Education has for you.

Please feel free to contact me or any of our staff with questions or ways to become involved in lifelong learning with Community Education.

I look forward to learning with you!


Brian Siverson-Hall
Executive Director of Community Engagement
Osseo Area Schools