SUNY Adirondack and Saratoga Springs City School District have developed a new partnership to offer continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities to the greater Saratoga Springs community.
Officials said SUNY Adirondack has a thriving continuing education division, as did Saratoga until the latter’s broadly supported offerings were shuttered in 2019.
Partnering with SUNY Adirondack’s long-standing program will bring back new and past courses and instructors to Saratoga Springs residents at Saratoga Springs City School District and community sites, as well as at SUNY Adirondack’s Saratoga facility, officials said.
The new continuing education program will begin in Fall 2022, offering classes for such varied interests as cooking, fitness, arts, languages and trips and tours throughout the region. Course proposals from interested instructors, businesses and tour sites are welcome.
“We are so excited to partner with the school district to offer lifelong learning opportunities to the Saratoga Springs community at fantastic facilities,” said Caelynn Prylo, assistant dean for continuing education and workforce innovation at the college. “SUNY Adirondack has been Saratoga’s community college for 45 years and now we are thrilled to work with students of all ages through this new program.”
A catalog of course offerings will be released in August and mailed to homes within the Saratoga Springs City School District, as well as be available on SUNY Adirondack’s website.
“The Saratoga Springs City School District is thrilled to expand our partnership with SUNY Adirondack by offering continuing education courses right here in our school community,” said Michael Patton, superintendent of schools. “As a result of this collaborative effort, we hope our community members will take advantage of the robust programs and unique continuing education courses SUNY Adirondack will be able to offer in our local schools. We are excited to promote lifelong learning for all our district stakeholders.”
Officials said courses will be affordably priced and range from single sessions to multiple weeks, including the popular drop-in recreational sports opportunities offered in the past.