Continuing Education

Simsbury Department of Continuing Education
155 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
phone (860) 658-3870/fax (860) 651-2903

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-4:00PM; Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM
SUMMER HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-1:30PM

For more information, please contact Administrative Secretary Lorraine Wry

Latest Announcements

CAAA Arts Advocate Award

This year, Simsbury’s CT Arts Administrators Advocate (CAAA) award went to Department of Continuing Education Dave Krum and Simsbury Friends for Music President Elisabeth Hodson. A breakfast was held on May 9th at the State Capitol in honor of these two individuals’ support for music and the visual and performing arts.

Summer Inventing Adventures

During July 8-12, 2019, SHS teacher of Engineering David Salonia and his team presented a fun and educational program called CAMP INVENTION, designed for children entering grades 1-6. Check out the flyer for info on Camp Invention! Information for next year will be posted here as soon as it is available, so please check back!

Adult Education

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Simsbury's evening Adult Education program is comprised of two divisions:

STATE MANDATED DIVISION: This program includes classes for adults that are required to be offered by the State of Connecticut. This includes:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Americanization and Citizenship
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • GED Test Preparation

These free classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings for 13 week semesters each year. Please consult the DCE brochure (click on the Brochure tab below) for full details or contact Karen LaClair, Acting State Mandated Supervisor, at 860-658-3870.

ADULT ENRICHMENT DIVISION: This program includes a wide variety of subjects and topics of interest to the adult learner. From artistic exploration to financial planning, personal enrichment, and world language development, these are just some of the course areas offered at various times in our program. For a full schedule and complete listing of the current courses offered and their fees, please consult the DCE brochure (click on the Brochure tab below) or contact Assistant Director Sue Newton at 860-658-3870.

Brochure (FALL 2019)

Fall 2019 Continuing Education Brochure Registration has begun!

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The summer edition of the DCE brochure includes SAA offerings, which are opportunities for student arts enrichment in Music, Art, Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance. For a look at the latest SAA brochure and printer-friendly registration form, visit SAA's website.

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NOTE: SAA, SEED & Children’s Academy registration/payments are not available for online registration.

Children's Academy of Simsbury (Preschool Program)

Preschool at Squadron Line School

Registration forms for The Children's Academy can be dropped off or mailed to the Continuing Ed. office at 155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070. Registration forms are posted on the Children's Academy website.
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New York Trips

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  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

Simsbury's Department of Continuing Education offers trips to New York City several times per year. Join us for a motor coach trip to Manhattan for a day to shop, see a Broadway performance, meet a friend, have a special meal, etc.

Cost: $51 (Round Trip) Plus $3 non-refundable registration fee

  • Leave IRON HORSE BLVD., Simsbury (Parking lot corner of WILCOX & IRON HORSE BLVD.) @ 7:30AM
  • Leave ROUTE 4, FARMINGTON @ 7:50AM

Pick-up Location to Return to CT: 6th Ave. and 53rd St. (across from Hilton Hotel) at 5:45 P.M.

Bus stops in the city:

  • Metropolitan Museum
  • Plaza Hotel 5th & 59th
  • Rockefeller Center 5th & 50th
  • Half Price Tickets 7th & 47th
  • Macy’s 34th & Broadway

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NOTE: SAA, SEED & Children’s Academy registration/payments are not available for online registration.

Simsbury Arts Academy (SAA)


Simsbury Arts Academy -- SAA offers an exciting learning opportunity for students in the Fine and Performing Arts. This program brings arts educators and practicing artists together to provide a creative outlet for our community's young people. New classes and programs are constantly updated on the SAA website, so visit often!

Simsbury Enrichment & Extended Day (SEED)


SEED Program

SEED offers before- and after-school care and enrichment activities for children in grades K-6 at all five elementary school sites in Simsbury.

Summer Academies

Summer Academies

Simsbury Public Schools and the Simsbury Department of Continuing Education announce four “Summer Academies” to spark student learning throughout the summer! Introductory Letter

Summer Literacy Academy: For students entering grades 1-4, this program will help develop literacy skills and accelerate learning toward grade-level expectations in reading. Summer Literacy Academy flyer | Registration Form

Summer Mathematics Academy: For students entering grades 4-6, this program will reinforce math skills and encourage grade-level mastery. Summer Mathematics Academy flyer | Registration Form

Summer Writing Academy: For students entering grades 2-6, this program is for students who love writing and want to enhance their writing abilities. Summer Writing Academy flyer | Registration Form

Summer Mathematics Enrichment Academy: For students entering grades 4-6, this course will extend students’ math and problem-solving skills and encourage students to explore math’s “big ideas.” Summer Mathematics Enrichment flyer | Registration Form

Teen Driving

DCE no longer offers a driver education program.


Virtual High School

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Students, take control of your summer!  Retake a course, earn additional credits, or explore your passion while enjoying your summer with VHS Summer School.

2019 Summer School Dates

  • Extended Session: June 19, 2019 - August 16, 2019
  • Session 1: June 19, 2019 - July 19, 2019
  • Session 2: July 22, 2019 - August 16, 2019
  • 4 Week Courses for Semester Credit - $360 per Course
  • 8 Week Courses for Full-Year Credit - $535 per Course
  • 4 Week Courses

SA-13 Health 4 WKS. BEG. 6/19-7/19

SA-13A Health 4 WKS. BEG. 7/22-8/16

SA-14 Personal Finance/Financial Literacy 4 WKS. BEG. 6/19-7/19

SA-14A Personal Finance/Financial Literacy 4 WKS. BEG. 7/22-8/16

SA-15 Government (Civics) 4 WKS. BEG. 6/19-7/19

SA-15A Government (Civics) 4 WKS. BEG. 7/22-8/16

5.1 Attendance

Regular attendance in any learning environment is vital to school success. Students who do not participate in their online course regularly will diminish their learning experience. Students are expected to log in on a daily basis, Monday through Friday.  Accommodations may be made for special circumstances that may occur.

5.4 Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when a student presents another person’s work as the student’s own. This is not acceptable at Virtual High School. The Virtual High School Plagiarism Policy is designed to teach the student to identify plagiarism, to distinguish between the two types of plagiarism, to identify strategies to avoid plagiarism, to practice proper paraphrasing and to explain the consequences of plagiarism by the student. VHS teachers have access to software which detects plagiarism. Commercial search engines are often very good at detecting work copied from material available online. Teachers have experience and can often spot when writing does not come from the student.

5.5 Academic Integrity

Virtual High School is committed to ensuring the integrity and validity of student achievement within its courses by promoting academic honesty among its students. Students are responsible for upholding integrity and will be held accountable for the quality of their work and actions. VHS takes preventative measures to reduce the incidence of academic dishonesty among its students. VHS may review any work or correspondence submitted by a student to determine its authenticity and legitimacy.

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students who violate the academic integrity of VHS will be subject to discipline in accordance with this policy. Academic dishonesty consists of any deliberate attempt to falsify, fabricate or otherwise tamper with data information, records, or any other material that is relevant to the student’s participation within any course. Academic offenses include, but are not limited to:

  1. Cheating or other forms of academic dishonesty intended to gain unfair academic advantage;
  2. Distributing or receiving answers or other information by means other than those expressly permitted by the teacher as part of any assignment, test or the
  3. Copying answers, or other information (or allowing others to do so) during any assignment, quiz or the final examination in which a student is not permitted to work jointly with others;
  4. Submitting academic work for assessment that was purchased or acquired from another source;
  5. Assuming another individual’s identity or allowing another person to do so on the student’s behalf for the purpose of fulfilling any academic requirement or in any way enhancing the student’s grade or academic standing;
  6. Using any device, implement, or other form of study aid during the final examination without permission, or as explicitly stated within a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  7.  Allowing another individual to access course content, a quiz, unit test or final exam at any time while the student is completing an assessment;
  8. Accessing course content or external content during the final exam.