Welcome to Community Education at Houston Public Schools

Houston Public Schools offers a wide variety of education opportunities for pre-school through adult learners. 

Please see below, click here, or on the Online Class Catalog link to the left, to read more about current course offerings. 

Any questions can be directed to Barb Vix at barb.vix@hps294.us.  

The Community Education office is located in the Elementary School building at 310 S Sherman, 896-5323 opt 2.

55+ Driver Improvement Course

Instructor: Deanna Von Wald

Completion of a course qualifies for 10% reduction on auto insurance! There are NO written or behind the wheel tests! Please register by calling 1-888-234-1294.


8 Hour Full Course

October 12 & 13, 8-hour class from 5:30 – 9:30 PM

Cost: $28 | Location: High School | Rm #25


4 Hour Refresher Course

August 16, 4-hour class from 5:30 – 9:30 PM

October 21, 4-hour class from 5:30 – 9:30 PM

Cost: $24 per course | Location: High School | Rm #25

Wildlife in Southeast Minnesota

Artist Talk-Show | Thursday, August 5th - 7:00 PM | Houston Nature Center

Paul LeDuc is a lifelong regional wildlife artist and naturalist who uses his art during public programs to convey the needs and habits of selected species.

Hosted by: Houston Nature Center

Caledonia United Methodist Church

God's Helping Hands Backpack and Supply Give Away | Thursday, August 12th: 3:00-7:00 PM & Friday, August 13th: 9:00-12:00 PM. Click here to see more details and to find out how you can help!

Hurricane Watch

The mission of Hurricane Watch is to create a safe environment that supports the academic, emotional, social, and physical growth of children.

A school-based child care program has a number of important benefits. The environment provides teachers the opportunity to reinforce students’ classroom experiences through homework help and enrichment activities. The elementary school facility is designed for children to enjoy, offering resources such as the gym, computer lab, library, and playground. Also, students don’t need to navigate the bus or walk alone from school to another location.

For families who have pre-registered, Hurricane Watch is available from 6:30 am before school, and until 5:30 pm after school. If you are interested in enrolling your child in Hurricane Watch, please contact the Houston Community Education office, 507-896-5323, option 8.