Frequently Asked Questions

Community Education
Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I register?

 Online registration is recommended as classes fill quickly.

  • Mail: Print and complete one registration form for each individual registering for a class. Mail with full payment, including material fees to:

    Boise School District
    Community Education
    8169 W. Victory Road
    Boise, ID 83709

    Payment may be made by check or money order payable to Boise School District Community Education, or by Discover, MasterCard, Visa or debit card.
  • Walk-In: Deliver completed registration forms with full payment (exact cash, check or credit/debit card) to the Boise School District Community Education Office at the District Service Center, 8169 W. Victory Road. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday unless the Center is closed.

How much does it cost to register for a class?

Tuition is $10.50 per instructional hour and pro-rated per the number of class sessions.

  • See individual class descriptions for class fees.
  • Material fees are non-refundable if a student drops a class.

When is payment due?

All class fees must be paid in full at the time of registration; Cash, Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or debit card accepted.

How is the Community Education Program funded?

The Boise Schools Community Education program is funded primarily from revenue generated from class fees (tuition). The budget for Community Education covers catalog publishing costs (fall, winter, spring), postage, and administrative staff/overhead for running the program. We welcome patron insight and suggestions to help reduce costs as this important program continues to grow.

Do I receive confirmation of my registration?

If you register online, you will be provided an electronic receipt that you can print. This receipt is not required for class attendance.

  • Students who fax or mail registration forms will receive either an e-mail or a printed receipt.
  • Please keep a copy of your submitted registration form, and schedule your class(es) on your calendar!
  • Use the waiting list option! There is no charge to be on a waiting list; if space becomes available, we will contact you. Many times, an instructor will add another class when there is a large waiting list. It works!


Are scholarships available?

  • YES, tuition scholarships may be available for students in hardship situations. Eligibility guidelines are the same as those used for the Boise School District Free or Reduced Meal Program.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis and will be dependent upon the amount of scholarship funding available.
  • A $21.00 tuition scholarship may be awarded for one class per session, per student; maximum of two per family. Recipients are required to pay the materials fee and additional tuition for their class.
  • Scholarship applications are available here or at the Community Education office and must be submitted with the Class Registration Form.
  • Students will be informed if they have been awarded a scholarship within two (2) business days of receipt of their application.

Can I donate to the scholarship fund?

  • Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Boise School District Community Education Scholarship Fund!
  • It is through generous contributions that tuition scholarships are made available to other students in need.
  • When registering online, select "Add More Courses" and choose "Scholarship Donation".
  • Scholarship donations are not refundable. We thank you in advance!

Why would class be cancelled?

  • Classes are not scheduled when Boise Public Schools are closed.
  • Community Education classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Listen to local radio or television stations for information on school closures or call the Community Education office at 208-854-4047.
  • If an instructor becomes ill or has an emergency and needs to cancel or postpone a class, the Community Education office will make every effort to alert students via email or telephone. Please provide both e-mail and telephone contact data when you register on-line.
  • If possible, classes will be rescheduled.
  • Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements may be cancelled.

What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend?

  • A refund of tuition and material fees will be issued if the Community Education office cancels the class.
  • 7 days advance notice is required to drop a class.  If a student requests to drop a class 7 days before the start date of the class or has a documented medical reason, a refund of only the tuition fee will be issued. Students must call the Community Education office to request a refund.  No refund will be given once a class has begun.  Material fees are nonrefundable.
  • A $5 transaction fee will be charged for all dropped classes.
  • Escrow credit (tuition only) is also available for future classes.

May I teach a Community Education class?

  • We are always searching for new instructors to join our wonderful team of volunteers!
  • Upon approval of the class, instructors choose the dates, number of classes and school location.
  • Please visit our "Teach with Us!" page to download the Instructor Application and Class Proposal.

What other information about Community Education should I know?

You should be aware of the following Community Education information: 

Notice of Participation
The Boise School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment. Patrons who participate in the Boise Schools District Community Education program agree to abide by Boise School District Policies, as applicable. See  the Board Policy Manual for a complete review of Boise School Board policies.

Notice of Risk and Waiver of All Claims
Participation in a Boise School District Community Education class may be dangerous and cause injury. Community Education classes are authorized to take place on Boise School District property, and a number of off-site locations. Participants and their invitees assume all risk of participation. Neither the Boise School District nor any third party host is responsible for any injury or damage suffered by a participant/student, any person associated with the participant/student, that person’s invitees, nor responsible for any medical, dental, chiropractic or hospital bill whatsoever related to participation in a Community Education activity. By participating in Community Education you are expressly agreeing to assume the risk of participation, to release the District and any host from all claims for liability, injury, or damage, indemnify the District or any host from any third party claims, and to hold the District and host harmless from such. 
Class Content Disclaimer
The Boise School District Community Education volunteer instructor/presenter is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Boise School District and the District is not responsible for the accuracy, validity, benefit nor detriment that may result from an instructor's information or presentation.

Religious/Sectarian Program
Attendance and participation in Boise School District Community Education classes are voluntary. Community Education classes may provide information about and discuss sectarian or religious doctrines. Community Education classes are not part of the District’s required curriculum. The District’s religious expression policy respects the right of each individual to follow his/her own beliefs, so long as the beliefs do not infringe upon the rights of others.

Each participant consents to the use of photographs or videotapes taken of them for future program promotional or marketing materials.