Upsala Community Education

Available Classes

Our goal is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and to enrich their lives through many different offerings beyond the regular school day and school year. We work with other groups including civic, non-profits and local businesses to enrich the lives of our community members.

If you have a talent, interest, or area of expertise; consider sharing your talents or interests with your community by becoming a Community Education instructor.

Registration / Policies

Register Early
Please register by noon on the deadline indicated, so we can make enrollment decisions. The deadline for registration is one week prior to the class unless otherwise noted. Late registrations may be accepted if there is still space.

Are you registered?
No news is good news. We will only contact you for cancelled or rescheduled classes.

Adult Programs
Unless otherwise noted, Adult Programs are open to ages 16 and older. (Parental signature is required until 18.)

Inclement Weather
No classes or activities will be held when school has been cancelled or closed early due to bad weather. Please check our website and/or social media for cancellations.

Cancellation Policy
We reserve the right to cancel classes if enrollment is below needed minimum. Registrants will be notified and a full refund given. Cancellations and rescheduled games and other activities are announced on our website.

Refund Policy
We will issue a credit voucher or refund only if you notify the Community Education Office at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of the class. Written requests via email are preferred. Pro-rated refunds may be given for most classes with multiple meeting times. *Exceptions include trips with advance ticket sales and league sports (refunds may not be given after the deadline).

Statement of Release
Upsala Area Schools and its employees are not responsible for accidents or injuries resulting while participating in any activity. Photographs may be taken at events and used for advertising.

Transportation
Upsala Community Ed does not provide transportation to its activities, with the exception of trips (example Disney on Ice).

Out of District
We welcome participation in our after school and adult activities. Out of district registration (non-UAS student /non-district resident) for athletics is only accepted if there is room on teams after our registration due date with the additional out of district fee. We charge a $20 per out of district participant fee for athletics and PFCT.

Income Tax Deduction and Credit for Education Related Expenses
The MN deduction allows parents to subtract from their taxable income up to 2500 for qualifying expenses on behalf of each child in grades seven to 12 and up to 1,625 for each child in grades kindergarten to six. The list of qualifying expenses includes Community Education classes, tutoring and academic summer school and camps.

[Legacy Community Ed Website]

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Contact Us

Dan Cheney
Community Education Coordinator
dancheney@upsala.k12.mn.us
Phone: 320-573-2175 ext. 173
Fax: 320-573-2173
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00 on school contact days
There are no set summer office hours 

Advisory Council

Vern Capelle, Superintendent /Director
Dan Cheney, CE Coordinator
Kathy Blonigen, Community Member
Denise Cheney, Staff /Community Member
Elizabeth Gunderson, Community Member
Karin Nelson, Community Member
Wendy Rene, Community Member
Jennifer Servatius, Community Member
Jessica Wenker, Community Member

You can join the Advisory Council
Members provide valuable input and feedback from the community perspective to advise staff on program development. Of specific interest would be adding members that would help the Advisory Council to be representative of the entire School District, including seniors and new student members.
The council meets 4 times a year in the Cardinal HS Media Center. If you are interested, please contact dancheney@upsala.k12.mn.us.