Community Education Mission

We believe that learning enriches our lives at any age. Our Community Education Program provides a broad range of learning opportunities that reflect the needs and interests of our community members regardless of age.

Adult Education Program

Adult Education classes are for adults of all ages and interests. We strive to stay in tune and in touch with the latest trends and hottest topics in technology, fitness, recreation, and personal development, while offering a well-rounded core of classes in the arts, foreign languages, personal finance, and much more. Our goal is to meet the needs of our adult learners and promote the concept of life-long learning.

District 128's Community Education Program offers over one hundred classes for adult learners each term. Adults take classes for a variety of reasons including lifelong learning, skill acquisition for employment, leisure, health and fitness, simply to have fun and to socialize. Our program is constantly updating our offerings to meet the diverse needs of our changing community.

Our adult classes are non-credited classes geared for adults who are not concerned about receiving college credit. There are no tests, grades, or attendance requirements. You take classes because you want to learn in a relaxed environment. The cost of taking classes from us is far more reasonable than the tuition cost of taking classes in other programs similar to District 128's Community Education Program. Online registration makes it easy for you to enroll in any of our classes. We offer classes at Libertyville High School, Vernon Hills High School, and a variety of sites out in the community. You do not have to be a resident of District 128 to enroll in our classes.

Come see what we have to offer.  Enroll in a class today!

Youth and Family Program

Our Community Education youth and family classes reinforce the concept of learning for all ages and promote learning as a family activity. Many of our classes expand upon the school-day experience while others are enrichment type classes apart from those offered in a traditional school environment. Classes range from the arts, computers, sports, hobbies, crafts, engineering and beyond. Our programs offer age-appropriate programs that address the needs and interests of students of all ages at convenient locations throughout the district.

District 128 Community Education Program offers classes for children and families. Our classes are age specific with some classes for children starting as early as pre-school age. We offer classes for children in the areas of recreation, exercise, engineering and self-defense. Some of these classes are family oriented while others are for children only. Please note that many of our adult classes are available to learners under the age of 18 years with prior approval of the Director, the instructor and a completed consent form.

District 128 Community Education Program values learning at all ages and promotes learning as part of a family activity. Come see what we have for kids. Enroll your kids in a class today!

Online Classes 

Our Community Education Program offers over 350 online classes in many different content areas. These classes are entirely online so that you can update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a new career path at your own convenience from the comfort of your home. Each course runs six weeks and consists of interactive quizzes, assignments, and discussion areas.  Our online courses are offered through the Education to Go and CCI.


Welcome Messages

Diane Phillips, Directory of Community EducationDistrict 128’s Community Education Program has been in existence since 1948. For 70 years, the program has been committed to providing life-long learning opportunities for the adults and youth of our community through affordable, high-quality programs. Partnering with local businesses and programs allows us to support our communities and offer classes the meet the ever-changing needs of our participants. 

We continue to share many classes with Stevenson High School's PREP program, Engineerin for Kids - Lake County and District 214’s Community Education Travel Program, which offers a great selection of all-inclusive travel opportunities. Our online partnerships with Ed@Go and CCI make over 350 online courses and certificate programs available to you in many different content areas.

Your input is always welcome so that the D128 Community Education Program will continue to offer the best learning opportunities in the area.  We are always looking for new topics and instructors to share their expertise. Please contact our office if you have ideas you would like to suggest, or have an interested in teaching in our program. Take a minute to check out the classes that we are offering this semester. Try a class, and let us know what you think.

Diane Phillips, MBA, MA, CSBO
Director of Community Education
(847) 247-4577


Dr. Prentiss Lea, SuperintendentThank you for visiting our site to learn more about the exciting continuing education opportunities available through the District 128 Community Education Program. From expanding your knowledge of computers, languages and crafts, to the travel program, on-line courses, and classes for children and their parents, the Community Education Program truly offers something for everyone in our community of lifelong learners.

With a reputation for offering a high quality program with a broad array of course offerings taught by quality instructors, District 128's Community Education Program regularly enrolls students who from as far away as Chicago and Wisconsin.

Courses are held at both of our high school campuses, in locations throughout our community, and on-line in order to provide greater options for our increasingly busy adult community.

Please continue to visit the Community Education website to learn more about the exciting options for adult learners and their families. I hope that you take advantage of our many course offerings for this semester.

Dr. Prentiss G. Lea