• Learning for All

  • Inclusion for Youth with Special Needs

    Inclusion means providing support to individuals with disabilities who want to participate in Community Education programs.  A successful experience involves several steps. To ensure a positive experience and the accommodation of individual needs, please contact us at least two weeks before the program starts.

    • Jane Tierney, Edina Community Education Program Manager: 952.848.4812

    Adult Basic Education

    Edina Community Education offers opportunities for adult learners who wish to improve their basic education skills in partnership with Bloomington, Richfield, and Eden Prairie school districts. This collaborative, Metro South Basic Education, offers a variety of programs including:

    • English as a Second Language
    • Alternative Diploma Programs for students both under 21 and over the age of 20
    • GED (General Education Development) exam
    • Basic Skills Program (reading, math, writing)

    For more information on Metro South Adult Basic Education, call 952-681-6170 or visit www.metrosouth.org

    Learning Exchange

    Learning Exchange provides lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities. Edina Community Education is proud to support Learning Exchange with our partners in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Richfield Community Education. Learning Exchange offers classes on topics including self-advocacy, personal leisure, and healthy lifestyles. For more information on Learning Exchange, call Janet Clarke at 952-681-6121. 

    Click here to watch a video about the Learning Exchange.

    Adaptive Recreation

    For residents of Edina, The City of Edina offers many adaptive recreation programs for adults with disabilities. Residents may also participate in opportunities available through the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Richfield. Learn more here.

    Inclusion in Community Education Classes

    If you need a sign language interpreter, note taker or other accommodations to participate in Edina Community Educations classes for adults, call The Learning Exchange at 952-681-6121 or email jclarke@isd271.org at least 10 business days before the class.  

    Hearing Impaired

    VCO Hearing Impaired TTY/TDD users may contact us via the MN Relay 711 system or at 1-800-627-3529.


  • a volunteer and a Learning Exchange student share a smile