Sharon Adult Education is open to all age 18 and older residents of Sharon and the surrounding communities, however, we have now opened select classes to individuals 14 and older (see brochure for those programs). We strive to offer classes that address a variety of cultural, social, and continuing educational needs. We are always open to new ideas for classes and instructors. Please let us know how we can help to add a little class to your life.
Interested in Teaching or Presenting?
If you are interested in offering a program for Adult Ed, please complete and submit the Course Proposal form! We are always looking for new and exciting programs!
New Class Spotlight
What's new to Adult Education?
We are pleased to present our first Speaker Series. Each talk will be held at the Sharon High School Auditorium at 7:00pm, and is completely free and open to the public. For our first year, we are aligning with the Sharon Public School’s District Plan and focusing on topics related to Cultural Competency. We are pleased to bring nationally recognized figures to Sharon to engage in thoughtful and honest talks with our community. In preparation for our series we encourage you to check out these books that our students, our staff, and our teachers are reading this year. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (all SHS students and staff), Being The Change by Sara K. Ahmed (elementary faculty), So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (SMS and SHS faculty), White Fragility by Robin Diangelo (SMS and SHS faculty). Please see Adult Ed Fall 2019 brochure for listing of events and speakers.
Clint Smith- Thursday, October 24th at Sharon High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Clint smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University. His first full-length collection of poetry, Counting Descent, was published in 2016 and won the 2017 literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at this event.
Ken Nwadike Jr.- The Free Hugs Project. Thursday, March 26th at Sharon High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Ken Nwadike Jr is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the "Free Hugs Guy." Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project. His "Free Hugs" videos have reached hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.
Dr. Beverly Tatum- Wednesday, June 10th at Sharon High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of racism. Focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Dr. Tatum will be doing a moderated discussion.
We have opened up select Adult Ed programs to teens for participation. These programs include: Knitting for Teens, Monday Badminton, Intermediate Volleyball, Zumba, Painting with Acrylics, Paint Night and, Athletic Advantage to College Admissions Seminar (to be attended with Family). For additional information about these programs, please see the Adult Ed Fall 2019 brochure.
Sharon Taiji Club:
Sharon Taiji Club is a group for learning and practicing taijiquan for health, exercise, fun and friendship. We meet once a week and, with the help of professional teachers, practice many taiji forms, including Simplified Yang 24, Combined 48, Combined 42, several Taiji Sword forms, Taiji-Kung Fu Fan and Taiji Double Rings. Every year we perform in the Sharon Chinese New Year Celebration at Sharon High School (participation is not mandatory). Previous experience is appreciated, but not required. This program runs on Wednesday evenings from November 6th to March 25th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Ukulele Levels 1 and 2:
We have had a change in program dates for Ukulele 1 and 2. The new dates are: Tuesdays, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, and 12/3. Registration is still available.
This page is where we will update full classes and classes that are no longer running.
Volleyball: Seasoned (Friday Evenings)- Canceled.
Yoga for Women (Wednesday Evenings)- Canceled.
Introduction to Wine (10/3/19)- Canceled
Learn the Basics of Flight and Aviation (Sunday Afternoons)- Canceled
Indian Cuisine (10/15/19)- Canceled
Volleyball: India Style
Monday Night Badminton