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.
Thank You for a wonderful Spring Adult Ed Session!
We want to thank all of our participants for joining us during the Spring Adult Education session! We are currently building our Fall offerings and we are hoping to return to more in person classes both outdoors and in the schools! Please stay tuned and watch for the Fall brochure to hit your inboxes and mailboxes in August. Adult Education could not happen without your participation, so we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping us going throughout this very difficult year and we hope to see you soon!
This page is where we will provide updates on Adult Education programs.
We are busy planning our upcoming Fall Adult Education session and will list our new Fall classes soon. Stay tuned!
Community Education has partnered with ed2go.com to bring online learning opportunities to our community. We will be bringing both self-paced and instructor lead programs to you in a wide range of core fundamental subjects. We are also offering online career certification training! Registration is now open for ed2go classes!
Areas of Study Include: Arts & Design, Business, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Construction & Trades, Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Information Technology, Language, Legal, Math & Science, Teacher Professional Development, Test Prep, and Writing
Fundamental Skills Courses:
Our Fundamental Skills courses are perfect for people looking to brush up on existing professional skills or learn new ones. For your convenience, most classes are offered in a self-paced or instructor lead format with a new session starting monthly. Click here for full list of courses.
Career Training Certification Programs:
Prepare for employment in some of today's hottest careers with a comprehensive, affordable, and self-paced online Career Training Program. Upon successful completion of all required coursework, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and exam vouchers for some programs! Click here for full list of courses.
Stay tuned for Fall Teen Programs in the upcoming Adult Ed brochure!
Sharon Community Education for the first time during the 2019/2020 school year, introduced our Free Speaker Series. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel two of our three scheduled speaking events. Due to uncertainty surrounding when people will be able to safely gather and the continued relevance and importance of cultural competency education, we still plan to bring Ken Nwadike Jr. and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to speak in Sharon, when it is safe to do so. Please stay tuned for new dates as they become available.
Ken Nwadike Jr.- The Free Hugs Project
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. His mission is to promote peaceful and meaningful discussion between law enforcement and protestors.
Dr. Beverly Tatum
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 visiting Sharon for a moderated discussion (date to be determined).
Community Education offers 50% discounts on tuition for select Adult Education programs to Senior Citizens and Employees of the Town of Sharon and Sharon Public Schools. Discounts are applicable unless it is stated "*Discounts do not apply." Tuition only would be reduced, not the materials cost or fees. One, two, or three night classes are not discounted.
Discounts for Seniors are available through our online registration platform. Town and SPS employees should contact Sara Norton at the Community Education office at: (781) 784-1574 x 4 or email@example.com to complete registration.
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 and are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2021 session. We are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic and are anticipating the possibility that programs will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person programs to be held outdoors.