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Katy residents can earn a degree “From the school of hard knocks!”

If you haven’t already received your pamphlet in the mail, be on the lookout for the Fall 2010 Community Education classes list from the Katy Independent School District.  This idea is new to me, being from a small rural area previously, and I like it!  A large assortment of interesting topics are available to local residents, either online or in person.  The classes are held locally at assorted KISD campuses.  From foreign languages to finance, painting to sewing, guitar lessons to zumba dance classes, there seems to be a little of everything offered!  Take your pick, and if you are age sixteen and above, sign up for one of these classes.  Fees are different for every class, as some require more materials than others. 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to arrange flowers?  There is a class for that!  Always wanted to try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow?  Take the archery class!  The topic list is almost endless, covering sign language for babies, conversational arabic, real estate investing, how to organize your life, oil painting, gardening, how to get published, and photography!  There is even a class for learning how to make your home more energy efficient (Home Energy Efficiency 101)! 

This is a great idea, and very affordable.  The average class cost is about $50-$70, and they last as long as one evening to several weeks.  If you would rather learn at your own pace and without the social stimulation, sign up for an online class, and still reap the wonderful reward of knowledge.  These classes are not offered for college credits, but they do further your “degree from the school of hard knocks!”

For further information, you can contact the Community Education Program of Katy ISD at 281-396-6365 or in person at 6301 South Stadium Lane in the KISD Educational Support Center on Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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