Community Education

Welcome the Canajoharie Community Education Program


The Canajoharie Central School District is currently piloting community education courses for district residents. Last year, the district distributed a community survey to gauge interest in a community education program.


Survey respondents indicated a high level of interest in technology classes and cooking/health-related programs. See below for a list of courses currently being offered. A new slate of courses is expected to be offered during the second half of the school year.


Interested in Sharing Your Talent?


If you have a talent or area of interest that you would like to share please contact Jennifer Schwabrow at to inquire as to how to create a class.


Community Programs


Parent & Child Swim

Time: Fridays (starting May 4, 2018) 4:00p – 5:00p until 6/15 (unless school is closed)

Location: Nellis Pool (Canajoharie Middle School)

Cost: None

Description: This non-instructional time is open to any child 6 months to Kindergarten and their parent(s)/guardian(s). The purpose of this time is for young children to gain exposure to the water and help lower anxiety and fear that is typically related to it. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must have a flotation device to wear while swimming. All adults must enter the water with their children. Opportunities to practice without flotation devices will be at the discretion of the pool staff.


College App Jump Start

Seniors: Do you need help navigating resources and the college application process? You are invited to attend one or all of the college application help sessions being offered at Canajoharie High School.

Sessions will begin with an overview of information and resources. Students will then have the opportunity to work on their individual college applications. All sessions will take place in the Canajoharie High School Library.

Session 1: Wednesday, August 29th from 1 to 3 p.m.

Session 2: Thursday, September 13th from 3 to 5 p.m.

Session 3: Saturday, September 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Register at




Leading up to June 2 SAT


March 8, 15, 22

April 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 24, 31

Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at High School


Presented by Abelson Test Prep




Defensive Driving


Register for defensive driving


This is a 6-hour course presented by April Johnson of The Shults Agency.


The course is sponsored by Empire Safety Council and is NYS DMV Approved. NYS Law allows drivers to save 10% off the Liability, PIP, and Collision portion of their insurance for 3 years. Plus you can reduce up to 4 points on your driving record.


Date: April 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Canajoharie High School (room 110)

Cost: $25 (cash or checks made out to The Shults Agency)



Register for self-defense


This course is designed for individuals of all ages to learn and practice self-defense tactics by trained law enforcement. A great course for students heading to college, individuals who want to protect themselves, and those who have had previous self-defense instruction who have a desire to sharpen their skills.

Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Canajoharie High School

Cost: Free!

Instructors are Amsterdam Police Officers: Christopher Cuddy and Mike Malatino

This is a 6-hour course presented by April Johnson of The Shults Agency.




More Info


Jennifer Schwabrow

Director of Special Education and Instructional Services

Phone: (518)673-6317