The Allen ISD Community Education program began in 1980 and has grown in participation and services ever since. Approximately 5,000 children participate in after-school classes, concerts, dances and summer camps each year.
Community Education offers a new schedule of after school children's classes and activities each semester at Allen ISD Elementary Campuses. Classes vary by campus and semester. Classes offered might include golf, art enrichment, chess, drama, science, robotics, Spanish or engineering.
Community Education also offers children's concerts and plays for preschool children and early elementary students. Individuals can purchase season tickets and the concerts are made available for class field trips.
Special events such as the annual Father-Daughter ball in December and Mother-Son dance in February are immensely popular. The Father-Daughter ball includes a twilight dance for girls preschool through 1st grade and a later dance for girls through 6th grade.
During the summer Community Education offers eight weeks of summer camps for children ages 36 months through grade 7. Allen ISD staff members design the curriculum for each camp. Camp themes include cooking, sports, kindergarten readiness, art, science, community service, author studies, computer/technology, photography, theater and music.