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Registration Deadlines

Classes are filled on a first come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise specified, the deadline to register for class is one week before the course start date. We may accept late registrations on a space available basis, please call. 

Inclement Weather

If Dexter Schools are closed for the day or dismissed early due to weather, all Community Education classes and facility rentals are usually cancelled for the day. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Dexter Community Education welcomes the participation of everyone. To help us effectively support your involvement, please identify your needs for assistance and request accommodations by calling us at 424-4180. For appropriate assistance by the start of the activity, please contact us at least one week in advance.


If a class is cancelled for lack of enrollment, we issue full refunds. Refunds for dropping a class must be requested at least one week before class begins.There is a $5.00 per class processing fee for refund requests. There is no refund, credit, or reduction of fees for any class missed by a student, including late registration. A class cancelled by Community Education because of weather, instructor illness, etc. will be rescheduled if possible. If a swim class cannot be rescheduled  a swim pass will be issued as compensation.  


Community Education often takes photos or short video of students in our programs. We use these photos in catalogs, brochures, and other Community Education or Dexter Community Schools promotional materials. We may also post photos on our website, or social media. We never identify children with more than their first name, if we identify them at all. Enrollment in our programs constitutes acceptance of this policy, unless you inform us in writing that you would like to opt out. Contact to do so

School Sports Fees

Parents of middle and high school athletes pay team fees through our website: click on Athletics on the registration page. Contact the High School Athletics Office by phone  424-4170 if you have questions. 


Dexter Community Education offers students need-based scholarships for most of our programs to Dexter School District Families.  We offer one per child per catalog. Generally, students who qualify for free lunch through the schools qualify for a scholarship of up to $100 for one class; students who qualify for reduced lunch may be eligible for a partial scholarship.  We may also offer scholarships for families with special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. We are not able to offer scholarships for programs that are not run by Community Education, nor for classes that do not meet minimum enrollments. All scholarships require the Director’s approval.

If you register for a class using a scholarship and cancel less than one week prior to start date, you will forfeit your scholarship for that semester. Additional scholarship funds are also available through Faith in Action of Dexter and are determined on a case-by-case basis.   

To apply for a Community Education scholarship, fill out the scholarship application form (available from our office and on our website) and return it to our office as soon as you know you are interested. We will confirm your eligibility, but hold registration until the class meets minimum enrollment to run. Your “place in line” for registration is reserved. When the class meets the minimum, we will register your child and send you confirmation of enrollment.