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  • 55+ Driver Improvement Program

    This class will save you at least ten percent on your existing auto insurance! Completion of this eight-hour course qualifies you for the discount, and completion of our four-hour refresher every three years helps maintain your discount. Join us in learning defensive driving tips, changes in laws and vehicle technology, and traffic safety. Upon completion, submit your certificate to your insurance company to begin saving. Our 55+ Driver Improvement Program (DIP) courses are approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • ACT Prep Class

    ACT Prep ClassesAdvantage Educational ProgramsGrades 10-12 The ACT Preparatory Courses are designed for those who wish to improve their test-taking skills and their overall scores on the college entrance exams. The course includes diagnostic testing, strategies for answering questions in all testing areas, instruction in time management, essay writing, and more. Tuition for the 12-hour ACT course is $140. Youth may repeat the courses in future offerings – free of charge. Youth can choose to attend classes at Farmington High School or at other area schools. To enroll at Farmington High School, register on-line. To enroll in an ACT course at another site, please call Advantage Prep directly at 612-222-5108 or register online at the Advantage website www.AdvantagePrep.net and mention you are a student from Farmington, MN. Once you are registered, you will be contacted by E-mail or phone with your classroom assignment approximately 7-10 days before classes begin. You can also check the Advantage website: www.AdvantagePrep.net or call 612-222-5108 for information and a complete list of prep class options.
  • AQAD-Adaptive Swim Lessons

    This program provides a safe learning environment for students with mild disabilities. While students follow the outlines from one of our swimming levels, modifications are made to strokes and skills as necessary. A specially designed hydraulic lift allows us to accommodate participants who have difficulty entering the pool on their own. Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator to discuss any special needs. This helps us prepare to teach the safest and most appropriate lessons possible.
  • AQAK-Aqua Kids (parent & child)

    Aqua Kids is for young children new to swim lessons. Skills range from water adjustment to movement in the water with flotation to some independent swimming. Guided sessions help students learn elementary skills including: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; front and back floats; kicking; rolling over with assistance; life jackets; and more. An adult must be in the water with each student.
  • AQB1-Bobbers 1 (Preschool-1)

    This course is for 3 to 5 year olds that are new to swim lessons. This class is similar to Aqua Kids but is for children that are able to participate without the assistance from an adult.Skills Include: water entry and exit; bubble blowing; floats; glides; kicking; rolling over; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessment:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5 yards; submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for 3-5 seconds; then safely exit the water.2. While in shallow water, glide on front 2-3 body lengths then roll on back and float on back for 3-5 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.
  • AQB2-Bobbers 2 (Preschool-2)

    This preschool course helps 3 to 5 year olds feel comfortable in the water; enjoy the water more safely; and begin to move in the water. This class is basically the same as Level-1 but intended for children ages 3 to 5. Skills Include: water entry and exit; bobbing; open eyes underwater; floats; glides; roll over from front to back and back to front; combined stroke on front and back; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water.2. Glide on front 2 body lengths; roll to a back float for 5-10 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.3. Glide on back 2 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths; roll onto back and float for 5-10 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 3 body lengths. Prerequisites: ages 3 to 5 and successfully demonstrate skills from Bobbers-1.
  • AQL1-Level 1

    Level-1: Introduction to Water Skills-Orients students to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. It helps students begin to develop positive attitudes, effective swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water. Most skills are done with some support from either the instructor or some equipment. This class is basically the same as Bobbers-2 but is intended for children 5 and older. Most skills are done with some support from either the instructor or or some equipment. Skills Include: water entry and exit; bobbing, open eyes underwater and retrieve objects; floats; glides; roll over from front to back and back to front; combined stroke on front and back; life jackets; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Enter independently using the steps or side; travel 5+ yards; bob 5 times; then safely exit the water.2. Glide on front 2-3 body lengths; roll to a back float for 15 seconds; then recover to a vertical position.3. Glide on back 2-3 body lengths; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.4. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3+ body lengths; roll onto back and float for 15 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 3+ body lengths.Prerequisites: comfortable in the water without assistance from an adult.
  • AQL2-Level 2

    This course helps increase comfort and movement in the water with less support. Skills Include: jump into shoulder-deep water; floats; glides; recover from floats and glides to a vertical position; change direction while swimming; rotary breathing; tread water 15 seconds; and more.Exit Skills Assessments:- 1. Step from side into chest-deep water; tread water for 15 seconds; swim on front or back for 5 body lengths; then exit the water.2. Move into a back float for 15-20 seconds; roll to front; then recover to a vertical position.3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths; roll onto back and float for 15-20 seconds; roll back onto front and continue swimming on front for 5 body lengths.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-1 skills.
  • AQL3-Level 3

    Skills Include: kneeling dive from the side of the pool; treading water; survival float; change from vertical position to front and back float and glide; while vertical- rotate one full turn; breaststroke, sidestroke and dolphin kicks; and more. Strokes Include: front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Jump into deep water from the side; recover to the surface; maintain position by treading or floating for 60 seconds; level off and swim front crawl 25 yards; rest for 30-60 seconds and swim back crawl 25 yards; then exit the water.2. Push off in a streamlined position; swim front crawl for 15 yards; change position and direction as necessary; swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards; then exit the water.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-2 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQL4-Level 4

    Skills Include: compact and stride dives from the side of the pool; swim under water; feet-first surface dive and retrieve an object; open turns on front and back; tread water 2 minutes; survival swimming 1 minute; dolphin kick; and more.Strokes Include: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Perform a feet-first entry into deep water and swim front crawl for 25 yards and then swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards and then swim back crawl for 15 yards.3. Submerge and swim a distance of 3-5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating; return to the surface; then exit the water.Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-3 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQL5-Level 5

    Skills Include: long shallow-angle dive from the side of the pool; head-first surface dives and retrieve objects; front and back crawl flip turns; tread water 5 minutes; sculling; and more.Strokes include: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.Exit Skills Assessments:-1. Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water; swim front crawl for 50 yards and then swim elementary backstroke 50 yards.2.  Swim breaststroke for 50 yards and then swim back crawl for 50 yards. Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate Level-4 skills. ~Please bring goggles~
  • AQSD-Springboard Diving

    Develop and improve basic skills required for springboard diving. Skills include: stretching exercises; approach and hurdle techniques; press and lift; forward jump–tuck position; forward dive–tuck position; and backward jump–tuck position. Additional skills and dives will be added as necessary for returning participants. Prerequisites: ability to comfortably swim 25 yards and do a head first dive from the edge of the pool.
  • AQSP-Semi Private Lessons

    Students (from Bobbers-1 through Level-6) learn skills and strokes in smaller groups. Classes will have a maximum of three students per instructor. Participants will work towards earning a passing certificate once their level has been determined: usually on the first or second day. Please call the pool office at (651) 460-1515 with questions.
  • ARC-Lifeguarding

    Purpose: To teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to recognize, prevent, and respond quickly and effectively to aquatic emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. Upon successful completion, participants will receive American Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR w/AED, and first aid certificates. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 15 years on/by the last class session. Participants must be able to pass a swimming pretest on the first day including a 300-yard non-stop swim.
  • Advanced Minecraft: Crazy Command Block

    Youth will learn how to use Minecraft Command Blocks to do crazy things in Minecraft. Create self-building houses, ride the ender dragon, or create a working rocket ship! We will cover command basics and show you how to copy and edit pre-made commands in this one-day workshop.
  • Art Extravaganza Release Day Camp

    Want to do something fun on your day off school? Join us for an art extravaganza, and we’ll warm up winter with lots of colorful creations. We’ll use resistance techniques and watercolor to create colorful fish, sculpt a delightful creation with clay, and try your hand at foil embossing. We’ll explore lots of medium and art techniques to create some amazing art. Bring a beverage and nut-free snack.
  • Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

    If you wish you knew how to dance so you could get on the floor with confidence, then this is the perfect course for you! Learn to dance real steps, in sync with your partner, to fun and familiar music heard at wedding receptions and social events. Couples dance with their own partner, and singles rotate with one another. Teens and adults of all ages welcome! Free make up lessons if you need to miss class. For more information visit www.constantinedance.com, or call instructor Deanna Constantine @ 612-240-8329.
  • Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

    Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt for your barn, shed, garage, or garden fence. After a short historical overview of barn quilts, you will begin with a pre-primed 4′ x 4′ board and be guided through each step including: drafting, taping, and painting. After you get some tips to paint the masked areas, you may work at your own speed. Depending on your design and pace, you will leave with a finished quilt or with it almost completed and full instructions on how to complete/seal it confidently. Your finished board will prove to be quite a showpiece in your yard for years to come!  Email additional questions about this class to instructor: naomi4664@gmail.com.Supplies that will be provided: Pre-primed 4' x 4' exterior grade sanded plywood board. NOTE: Please contact me at least one week prior to class if you want to pay more for MDO board. I recommend this if your quilt will be very difficult to access for any future repairs OR if it is being placed somewhere it will get pounded by the elements. Your paint will adhere altogether better to the professional-grade signboard surface. Pattern templates-see below. (Bringing your own pattern is also encouraged, however if you choose to bring your own, you will need to have it drafted to size before class or graphed-out on graph paper so you understand measurements you will be making on your size of board.) The measurements per size will already be done for the patterns provided in class. It is advisable to stick with straight-lined and symmetrical designs for your first attempt at a barn quilt although many ideas are available on Pinterest. Foam brushes, other paint brushes including small detail brushes Pencils Snacks and waters You bring the following to class: High Quality Exterior paint. There are a few options. Exterior craft paint comes in 2 oz squeeze bottles which can be purchased at Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, or online. Label MUST READ EXTERIOR! The small sizes work super slick since they are compact and squeezable! If your design has a LARGE area to cover on the 4’x4’, please bring three bottles of that particular color, four if its yellow. DecoArt Patio Paints are my recommendation because they are more proven to be durable and fade-resistant, and actually say WEATHERPROOF on the bottle. If you cannot find them locally, shop Amazon early enough so you will get them in time. Home Depot and Menards sell Paint Samples that range between $3-$8 each, and can also be purchased online or in store. Make sure to get low sheen EXTERIOR house paint samples. DO NOT purchase gloss sheen paint. Remember: The higher the quality paint, the more durable it will be. I do not recommend WalMart ColorPlace paint or the Multi-Surface craft paints. Most stores like Lowes and ACE Hardware will not sell you Exterior samples. In this case, if you prefer purchasing house paint, go ahead and buy the colors you desire in quart size. You will have plenty of paint, but can always use what remains for other projects or to touch up your barn quilt in the future. Again, higher quality paint will last longer, so it’s completely up to you. One roll of 1-inch painter’s tape. Green “frog tape” is best. This tape is AMAZING! Trust me! Don’t get ‘delicate surface’ tape or the really wide Frog tape. There is a cheaper generic version of the green tape out there so MAKE SURE it says FROG tape. A Yardstick. If you can find a 4 foot ruler, measuring goes much faster on the 4' x 4's! Some people prefer T-squares, but I don’t. A blow dryer to use when painting to speed up the drying time. This is vital in being able to accomplish the project in the class time-frame! A sharp exacto knife to cut fine points when taping. Optional: Bring colored pencils or markers if you are unsure of colors and color placement on your template. Though I provide waters and snacks, you might consider bringing a bag lunch. Notes: The 4'x4' is a large board; prior to signing up, make sure to measure the space you are considering. Plan to transport them in a vehicle that can handle the size. CLASS DAY: Remember to drive a vehicle that the finished board will FIT INTO! If a 2’x2' board is preferred, please contact Mandy Clementz at aclementz@farmington.k12.mn.us when registering, as every individual board will be cut, sanded, and primed for you. 
  • Beginning Chess

    Beginning ChessAmerica's Fun Science Grades 2-5America's Fun Science presents four classes of fun learning chess basics from a championship chess coach; each class focuses on a different piece. Series culminates with a mini-tournament & prizes! 
  • Blow Your Own Glass Paperweight

    If you’ve never tried glassblowing before, it can be intimidating at first. After all, you’ll be dealing with large furnaces with temperatures that reach over 2000 degrees. We’ve designed this class with the beginner in mind so that anyone can experience the art for themselves, no matter their skill level. A paperweight is the perfect project for first-timers to try out glassblowing. Under the guidance of an instructor, students will experience how glass is manipulated and formed into a simple shape. Creating a glass paperweight teaches the fundamentals of gathering, coloring, shaping and transferring the piece off of the blowpipe.
  • Canvas & Cocktails: Distant Mountains

    A unique painting experience in a fun location! No experience necessary, but all levels welcome as you learn simple strokes to create your own masterpiece! All it takes is an open mind, the courage to make mistakes, and a desire to have some colorful fun!
  • Canvas & Cocktails: Pathway to the Trees

    A unique painting experience in a fun location! No experience necessary, but all levels welcome as you learn simple strokes to create your own masterpiece! All it takes is an open mind, the courage to make mistakes, and a desire to have some colorful fun!
  • Canvas & Cocktails: Pink Flowers

    A unique painting experience in a fun location! No experience necessary, but all levels welcome as you learn simple strokes to create your own masterpiece! All it takes is an open mind, the courage to make mistakes, and a desire to have some colorful fun!
  • Canvas & Cocktails: Tropical Flower

    A unique painting experience in a fun location! No experience necessary, but all levels welcome as you learn simple strokes to create your own masterpiece! All it takes is an open mind, the courage to make mistakes, and a desire to have some colorful fun!