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Community Education

 Welcome to the Garrard County Community Education information page. I hope you enjoy our news and find the information helpful.

Community Education is a wide array of things, and not one program across the state is identical to another. The beauty of the program is that it is often designed based upon the community needs and interests. It is also designed to support our district students and their families. If you have ideas for classes, or know of a need in the community that perhaps the community education program could assist with, please feel free to e-mail me. Together, hand in hand, we can develop programs that will improve the quality of life and future for all.


Deronda Sears, Director

Phone: 859-792-3018, Extension 1121

Garrard Education Center

E-mail: deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us

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Weekly On-going classes and activities

Piano Lessons - Camp Dick Robinson and Lancaster Elementary School. $30.00 per month and the instructor is Joy Plonskonka. Please register with Joy at your child's school.

Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts - Meets weekly.

Adult Martial Arts - Meets each Thursday at 6:00 in Room 119 of the Garrard Education Center. The fee is $25.00 per month for one night per week. Please register through the community education office.

Ballet Classes are held at the Garrard Education Center each Thursday within ten week sessions. A recital follows each session of classes. The students learn ballet, tap, and jazz. The fee is $70.00 for the entire 10 week session.



The Play, Learn, and Grow Project is on-going during the school year. It was designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals. It is a volunteer based program and available in each of the schools. If you would like to volunteer for the program and tutor a child in any subject area, you will need to complete the Volunteer Application, a criminal background check, and the Volunteer / Confidentiality Training. once everything is complete, you the volunteer chooses the school, age group, subject area, time and day of week that you prefer.

Guitar Lessons for children, youth, and adults - The Beginner's Class meets each Thursday at 6:30. The fee is $8.00 per lesson. Gift certificates are available for these classes. Please register in advance through the community education office.

Kids MARTIAL ARTS - This class is open to all youth ages 5-12. The class meets each Thursday at 5:00. The monthly fee is $25.00. Please register through the community education office. Gift certificates are available.


















Additional Information

If you would like to teach a class as a contract employee, please contact Deronda Sears for an application and other necessary forms.

Gift certificates are available in the community education office for most classes.

Classes are cancelled when school is cancelled due to weather, etc.

Classes are cancelled at the discretion of the instructor when deemed necessary for instance due to illness or no/low enrollment. We will work to re-schedule them.

Registration forms, applications, and other related forms may be mailed to you upon request.


Referrals / Other Assistance

Youth Service Center

Family Resource Center

Migrant Program

Heating Assistance

Food Assistance

Utilities Assistance

Adult Education and Workforce Development

College and Career Assistance

Anti - Drug and Substance Abuse Counseling

Garrard County Extension Office

Garrard County Public Library

Garrard County Backpack Program

Garrard County Arts Council

Garrard County Historical Society

Growing Garrard County

ROAR 21 ST Century Program

Community Based Services