Milan Area Schools

100 Big Red Drive • Milan, Michigan 48160 • Tel. 734-439-5050
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Adult and Community Education

The Adult and Community Education Department operates an adult basic education program, high school completion classes, and GED Preparation courses. Classes are held at Milan Middle School in the evenings. We offer free guidance assistance to anyone interested in obtaining their high school diploma. Most people are closer to a diploma than they think, we can let you know how fast you can obtain a diploma. Most people qualify for life experience credits. Our next semester begins Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Adult ed graduation will be held on May 23, 2007 in the Middle School Gymnasium.

Milan Community Education also offers enrichment classes to all community members. We offer after school classes, workshops, craft shows, computer classes, cheer clinics, and anything else we think the community might be interested in. Call or e-mail for more information regarding water aerobics. We also hire community members to teach any special talents they might have that would be useful to the community. Our brochure comes out twice a year with all the semester offerings, brochure comes out in early September and late January. Anyone can call and be put on our mailing list to be sent a brochure or for information.

For more information, please contact:

Connie Cox (
Milan Community Education
920 North Street
Milan, MI 48160
Tel. 734-439-5272
Fax 734-439-5278

2009 Classes Offered

Clay Art-Adult Studio Pottery Class
Come learn, explore and create with clay.  Take advantage of our veteran instructors who can give expert advice on working with clay.  A weekly lesson and an open studio will be offered.  No previous clay experience is necessary.  Weekly lessons will include hand-building, wheel throwing and surface decorating.  This is a 8 week class that will be held at Milan High School.
WHEN:  Wednesdays, April 15-June 3
WHERE:  Milan High School
TIME:  5:30-8:00 pm
COST:  $125.00, includes clay, glazes & firing, a tool kit will be available for $10.00.
INSTRUCTORS:  Barbara Boyce & Angela Lenhart

Lil Ninja Karate
The Little Ninjas Karate Program is an introductory karate class specifically designed for children ages 4 and 5.  It focuses on teaching children 8 important main life skills.  Focus, Memory, Teamwork, Discipline, and Self-Control, Balance and coordination.  All this is achieved through exciting fun games and activities!  Wear loose fitting clothes.
WHEN:  April 22, Wednesdays, 6 weeks
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME: 6:00-6:30 pm
COST:  $35.00

Kids Power Karate
The Kids Power Karate Program offers traditional martial arts training to children ages 6 through 12 that emphasizes self defense, physical and kid napping techniques.  This fitness, conflict resolution, team work program is designed specifically for children and teaches prevention first.  It teaches children to respect themselves, others and the skills they learn.  This introductory program has been commended by many communities, law enforcement personnel, teachers and parents for the positive impact it has on children.
WHEN:  April 22, Wednesdays, 6 weeks
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME:  6:45-7:30 pm
COST:  $40.00

Make and Take Spring Craft Class
Please join us for a fun hour to make and take as many projects as you can make in one hour.  Snack will be provided.
WHEN:  Thursday, April 9
WHERE:  Symons Elementary
TIME:  4-5 pm
COST:  $10.00
INSTRUCTOR:  Sheila Meyer

Babysitter Training Course
Must be at least 11 years old to take this class.  Prepares youth with the training every parent wants in a babysitter.  This includes safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and emergency action skills.  Must attend all classes to be certified.
WHEN:  Mondays starting April 16, 4 weeks
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME:  2:40-4:40 pm
COST:  $55.00
INSTRUCTOR:  Campfire Boys and Girls

Spring Cheer Clinic
Come join the fun and learn instruction in all areas.  Learn to tumble, mount and cheer and how to have lot's of team spirit.  Students will enhance current skills, develop leadership and confidence and how to incorporate their skills in a positive team environment that is sure to get fans all fired up!  All participants will March in the May 2 opening day parade and then will perform at the fairgrounds.
WHEN:  Clinic dates are April 30 and May 1
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME:  6:00-7:30 pm
COST:  $45.00
INSTRUCTOR:  Carla Bushart and the MHS Cheerleaders

Water Aerobics
We are now offering water aerobics 4 mornings a week and 2 nights per week.  Come join us and get in shape for summer!
WHEN:  M,T,W,TH mornings and T, TH evenings
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME:  Mornings, 9-10 am, evenings 7-8 pm
COST:  Drop in fee $5.00, for seniors $3.00
INSTRUCTORS:  Lindsey Butzin and Shelly Bartnicki

Boater's Safety Class
This is a Michigan safe boating course offered by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.  This course will provide attendees an opportunity to obtain a State of Michigan Boaters Safety Certificate.  The certificate is necessary for legal operation of personal watercrafts by persons born after December 31, 1978.  The course is helpful to all boaters of all ages as it increases familiarity and awareness of safety.
WHEN:  Saturday, May 30
WHERE:  Milan Middle School
TIME:  8:00 am-4:00 pm
COST:  $10.00
INSTRUCTOR:  Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

Milan Adult Education Graduation
This years graduation will be held May 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Milan Middle School Gymnasium.  All public is welcome.  Come out and see our grads as they receive their hard earned diplomas!  Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.