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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Johnston Community Education (JCE) exists thanks to a partnership between the Johnston Community School District (JCSD) and the City of Johnston aimed at providing educational, enriching, recreational, and athletic opportunities for all community members. We are committed to providing programs and services that improve the quality of life and reflect the evolving needs and interests of the Johnston community.


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The Connection

View the latest edition of 'The Connection', our seasonal course catalog.

Winter/Spring 2024


Kids Connection (KTC)

KTC is our before and after school and summer child care program, available for students in grades DK-5. 

Learn More About KTC 

KTC FAQs

School Year 24-25 Handbook

Summer 2024 Handbook

There is currently a waitlist for all sites for Summer KTC.


2 & 3 Year Old Preschool & Johnston Early Learning Academy (JELA)

JELA fosters a love for learning, welcomes curiosity, and establishes a collaborative effort of educators and families to ensure students grow and prosper.

Youth Programs

Find a variety upcoming youth programs and activities, from robotics and chess to basketball and Tae Kwon Do!

Grades K-2 

Grades 3-5 

Grades 6-7

Grades 8-9 

Grades 10-12 


Adult Programs

Find upcoming classes and activities for adults. Note: some adult classes are available for older youth to attend as well. 

Adult Programs  

Aquatics

Join the Johnston Blaze Swim Club, take swim lessons, participate in an aquatics class and more at the Summit Middle School Pool!

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Contact Olivia Stephenson for more information. Olivia.Stephenson@johnston.k12.ia.us

Aquatics Classes 

Johnston Blaze Swim Club

Dragon Camps

Dragon Camps are led by JCSD athletics coaches and activity directors. These camps are open to anyone in the community. There is no enrollment or residency requirement.


Suggest a New Program

Have an idea for a new program? Have a passion or skillset you would like to share with others?

Share Your Idea 

Join Our Team

JCE is always looking for great individuals to join our team - KTC, Aquatics, and Program positions!

Apply Here

Contact JCE

Ask a question or provide feedback! 

515-278-0552

Send an Email


Special Events

JCE is involved in planning or supporting many community events in Johnston! Click on the links below for more information.


Johnston Community Education
6510 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston IA 50131

   515-278-0552  
   515-252-8490 (KTC Office)
   515-986-0951 (Summit Pool Office)
  commed@johnston.k12.ia.us


Johnston Community School District is an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.