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Hilton Central School District Community Education

Community Education welcomes new instructors
New Community Education courses added for March 2014
Hilton CSD Community Education Winter-Spring 2014 Catalog 
Community Education Registrar: 585-392-1000 ext. 7044  

Welcome to Hilton Central School District Community Education which is committed to building a connected learning community through providing reasonably-priced courses for adults, youth and families. Registration is ongoing; use the Online Course Reservation form or print out Registration Form and mail to: Hilton Community Education, 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468. YOU MUST REGISTER EVEN IF CLASS IS FREE FOR YOU.  No extra charge for out-of-district residents.  A $5 processing fee is charged on all refunds. The CE Registrar's Office is located at 225 West Ave., Hilton. The CE Catalog of Courses is postal mailed in August and in December for the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters respectively. Driver Education is offered each semester and in the summer. Both Hilton District residents and non-district residents are welcome to register. No extra charge for out-of-district residents for regular CE courses unless noted. Those over age 55 who live in the Hilton School District may apply for a GAP pass which offers free/discounted courses. HCSD employees, retirees and VEPTO/PTSO volunteers use the GAP rate.  No class confirmations mailed; you will only hear from us if class is cancelled. Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. For further information: 585-392-1000 ext. 7044. Directions to Schools 

Driver Education - Online Credit Card option available
ONLINE COURSE RESERVATION - Activated only when payment is received. 

Winter/Spring 2014 Program Updates/Changes/Supplies:


Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers - NEW - Baby Boomers are realizing that soon they will be collecting Social Security. Learn how your decisions about timing to collect Social Security have long-term effects of a lifetime. Find out how much you can expect to receive and how to coordinate your benefit with other income sources. Cost - $5, no GAP; Instructor - Patrick Kelly, CSNA Financial Advisor; one session - Wednesday, April 9, 6-7:15 p.m.; District Offices/Quest, Rm. 23, 225 West Ave.

Becoming More Familiar with Your Android Tablet - We will explore the Android operating system and how to install apps, watch videos, use the camera, back up data, print, edit and share documents and photos, and learn how to get the most out of your Android-based tablet.  This would include all tablets EXCEPT the iPad and Windows-based tablets. Cost - $35, $25/GAP;  Instructor -  Christopher Reddy; DATE CHANGE: One evening Wednesday, April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location -  District Offices/Quest, Rm. 23, 225 West Ave., Hilton.

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving - Price reduced to $45! provides participants the opportunity to try scuba diving before taking the plunge into a full certification course. Participants learn how to use scuba equipment and get to experience breathing underwater and the sense of weightlessness. An introduction into basic safety considerations is presented. Minimum age: 10. Bring bathing suit, towel and spare T-shirt. Dates -  April 26 & May 17, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Location - Merton Williams Middle School Aquatic Center Pool; Cost $45, no GAP; PADI Open Water Instructor Pat Clark.

Driver Education Winter/Spring 2014 Driver Education  Classroom instruction in Rm. 2100  at Hilton HS: Feb. 24 - April 23 [no class April 14 and 16] Mondays & Wednesdays; classroom instruction/theory 4:10 pm-5:40 pm in Rm. 2100 Hilton High School; vehicle drives are 2:30 pm-4 pm OR 5:50 pm-7:20 pm. Registration fee: $425/HCSD student; $435/out-of-district student; discount available for families qualifying for Free/Reduced Meal program in HCSD.  Class size limited. Online Credit Card available. For further information: Driver Education - Online Credit Card option available. Driver Schedule for Winter/Spring 2014

Five-Hour Pre-Licensing  NYS DMV Five-Hr. Pre-Licensing at Hilton High School, Rm. 3504, 400 East Ave., Hilton. 

Learner's Permit Testing Online at HHS  NYS DMV Online Learner's Permit Testing - in Computer Lab A/Library at Hilton High School. 

Six-Hour Defensive Driving  AAA Six-Hour Defensive Driving Point/Insurance Reduction at Hilton High School, 400 East Ave., Hilton, on Saturdays 8 am-2:30 pm in Rm. 2100

Mission - Hilton School District's Community Education is committed to building a connected learning community through providing reasonably-priced educational courses for adults, youth and families.

Senior Citizens in the Hilton Central School District - Find out about perks and benefits.

Office Location  - We are located in Room 106, Hilton Central District Offices, 225 West Ave., Hilton. Please call or email CE with your questions at 585-392-1000 ext. 7044/7045.  Directions to Schools

Registration -  Registration for CE classes begins as soon as you receive the Catalog of Courses, but is ongoing throughout the year.  All interested persons may register; no extra charge for out-of-district residents except as noted in catalog; generally classes are for adults [age 16+] unless stated [ex. Dog Obedience, Drivers Licensing, Fitness Swim, Food Safety Certification]. Only Hilton CSD residents are eligible for a GAP pass. Refund requests must be made three days in advance of the first day of class. A $5 processing fee is charged on refunds if the class is not free.  Registration fee must be received PRIOR to attending class -- please mail your registration [not supply fee] early to ensure your registration. Checks are payable to Hilton Community Education. Supply fees are collected by instructors. You will not receive a written confirmation; you will only receive notice if a class is cancelled. Classes are generally six weeks in length; discount if you sign up for multiple sessions. Catalog Mailings - Community Education Course Catalogs are mailed to all Hilton School District residents in December and August.

Emergency Closings - When the Hilton Central School District closes due to emergency or weather-related conditions, Community Education classes and activities on school grounds are cancelled as well. The District contacts the local media when closing the schools is necessary. A message is also placed on the District’s voicemail, 585-392-1000 and posted to the website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Community Education classes and activities that are held off campus are at the instructor’s discretion to cancel. If you have questions, please call (585) 392-1000, ext. 7044 or 7045.

ONLINE COURSE RESERVATION - Activated only when payment is received. 

GAP Pass - free/discounted fee courses for HCSD resident seniors over age 55, all HCSD employees and Hilton High School students in specifically-noted courses [ex. Fitness Swim, Food Safety Certification]. Hilton School District residents age 55 or older may apply for a GAP (Golden Age Pass) (proof of age required) by calling 585-392-1000 ext. 7044. HCSD employees and HS students do not have to call; just indicate on your registration form. GAP allows for free or discounted registration fees on courses. In addition, Hilton District residents age 65 or older may apply for a GAP Scholarship.  This once-a-semester scholarship allows a senior who qualifies for the NYS Aged Exemption to take a course free-of-charge [does not include supply fee]. Individuals with handicapping conditions also are eligible for a GAP pass. Please call 585-392-1000 ext. 7044/7045 for more information.

Department Personnel

Director Cheryl Fishbaugh

585-392-1000 ext. 7023

Registrar Kathleen Mitchell

585-392-1000 ext. 7044

Hilton Schools Aquatic Center - The Aquatic Center is located at Merton Williams Middle School 200 School La., Hilton, with entrance and parking at the rear of the building off Old Hojack Lane.  DIRECTIONS TO POOL.

The Hilton Central Schools' Aquatic Center is jointly shared by the Hilton School District, HCSD Interscholastic and Intramural Sports, Hilton Community Education, HAST [Hilton Area Swim Team], and Hilton-Parma Recreation as determined by interest and need.  Participants in any swim program should leave valuables at home or bring a padlock to place on a locker. For information regarding Hilton Schools Community Education: 585-392-1000 ext. 7044; Hilton-Parma Recreation - 585-392-9030; Hilton Interscholastic Sports - 585-392-1000 ext. 2135.

Community Education Instructors Sought  Have you ever thought of teaching a course?  Instructors/potential instructors, course suggestions . . . please contact Community Education Director Cheryl Fishbaugh at 585-392-1000 ext. 7023 and/or submit ONLINE INSTRUCTOR COURSE PROPOSAL SUBMIT FORM or mail Instructor Course Proposal Mail-In Form   Please print out and mail to: HCSD Community Education, 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468. Thank you.  W-9 FORM - must be completed by instructors.