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Registration Information

There are three easy ways to register! Online, in-person at Lake Miona, La Hacienda, Eisenhower and Rohan Recreation Centers from 8:30am-4pm, or by mail to: The Enrichment Academy: 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162

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COURSE EVALUATIONS

In an effort to evaluate and improve our curriculum, we are seeking opinions of our participants concerning courses attended. Please read the following statements and carefully select the response that best indicates your opinion. Specific comments are most welcome, as this information will be used to maintain and expand the quality of our programs.

Course Evaluations

Our Story

The Villages Community Development Districts Recreation Department has been directed by the Village Center Community Development District Board to establish and create a new division of lifestyle services that focuses on community education and enrichment.

This new program will provide and operate fee based extra-curriculum courses. The Enrichment Academy will offer a variety of courses that will enhance and expand learning opportunities for our students. It will complement the existing resident led lifestyle volunteer and recreation services offered in the recreation centers, and provide even more choices to fulfill our residents' passion for learning.

The Recreation Department looks forward to growing educational and enrichment opportunities for our community, with diverse course offerings. This new program will provide short and long term viable and sustainable courses by establishing a self-supporting department, with income supplied from course fees. The core curriculum classes will grow and expand with many other beneficial, suitable and complimentary courses planned in the future. We welcome input and suggestions as we embark on this lifestyle service that will continue to make residents' dreams come true.

What are the core courses and curriculum?

Core Course:

A core course is identified as a course that contains, focuses and emphasizes course curriculum that is academically and culturally beneficial to the students. These courses teach students the foundational knowledge and skills they will need for growth. Examples of these courses include:

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Writing
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Language
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History
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Art
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Dance
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Science
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Technology

Core programs are academically and culturally essential courses for everyone.

Core Course Curriculum:

A set of courses that are considered basic or essential for future class work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Enrichment Academy?

This new, exciting program will provide and operate fee based extra-curriculum courses in The Villages®. The Enrichment Academy will offer a variety of courses that will enhance and expand learning opportunities for its participants. It will complement the existing resident led lifestyle volunteer and recreation services offered in the recreation centers, and provide our residents even more choices to fulfill their passion for learning.

How Will I Register?

There are three easy ways to register! Online, in-person at Lake Miona, La Hacienda, Eisenhower and Rohan Recreation Centers from 8:30am-4pm, or by mail to: The Enrichment Academy: 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162

Is There a Fee to Take a Course?

Yes, there are fees associated with each course. Course fees provide payment to instructors and program operations.

Who May Attend Courses at The Enrichment Academy?

Courses are geared towards residents and anyone 30 years of age and older may register for our courses and programs.

Where Will Courses Be Held?

All Enrichment Academy courses will be held at designated Recreation locations, or other approved locations.

Will This Impact Recreation Center Use?

No. These programs will not affect current facility schedules.

When/Where Will I Be Informed With New Curriculum Items?

Please visit our website at www.DistrictGov.org and look under Recreation Department for The Enrichment Academy news, updates and upcoming opportunities.

How May I Be Considered as an Instructor? When May I Apply?

Course Instructors provide leadership as an adjunct instructor to teach a course that fulfills an educational, social, recreational, emotional or physical need to participants of The Enrichment Academy. All prospective course instructors are required to complete a Course Instructor application available on our website www.DistrictGov.org or at any Regional Recreation Center. Course Instructor applications are accepted year round and reviewed bi-annually.

How May I Be considered as a Speaker?

Speakers are invited to present and educate a crowd on leading-edge research, historical events, innovative techniques, emerging trends, or real-life experiences. All prospective speakers are required to complete a Speaker application available on our website www.DistrictGov.org or at any Regional Recreation Center. Speaker applications are accepted year round.

Who Do I Contact about Volunteering with The Enrichment Academy?

We will be looking for volunteers to work with our new division to assist office staff, and will require all prospective volunteers to complete and return a Volunteer Application. Volunteer Applications will be available on our website and at Regional Recreation Centers Spring 2017.

Become an Instructor or Speaker

In order to provide a quality lifestyle service to our residents, we will be growing The Enrichment Academy in phases. As part of our initial phase, Phase I, all offered courses will be “Core Courses.” These Core Courses are defined as academically and culturally enhancing, and teach students the foundational knowledge and skills they need for growth. Examples of courses include: writing; foreign language; history; art, dance, science; and basic technology.

The Enrichment Academy team welcomes prospective instructors who feel they teach “Core Courses” to submit an application for review, and consideration in our Phase I curriculum. Instructors will be contacted to schedule an appointment with The Enrichment Academy Recreation Manager. All approved instructors are classified as Adjunct Instructors. Additional contractual agreement and policy information will be provided if chosen.

Click Instructor or Speaker Application Below And Apply Today!

Become a Volunteer

The Enrichment Academy Volunteers offer lifestyle services to participants. Your interest to commit your time, talents, skills and energy to others enhances their quality of life. The Enrichment Academy team welcomes prospective volunteers to submit an application for review. Volunteers will be contacted to schedule an appointment with The Enrichment Academy Recreation Manager.

Click Volunteer Application Below And Apply Today!