NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

Kayaking 101

Get outside and enjoy the waterways of San Antonio! Learn kayak terminology, river terminology, proper paddling techniques, how to self-rescue, river signals, how to plan a trip and how to select the appropriate kayaking gear for your needs. This class is taught at Acequia Recreation Area and concludes with a scenic paddle. A $10 supply fee, which covers all rental gear, is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Your instructor is Sarah Neal with Mission Adventure Tours. She is an American Canoe Association Certified Level 2 kayak instructor. No discount.

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Salsa, Part 1

A combination of different dance styles, Salsa is considered the king of Latin dances. It is a lively and sensual dance with basic steps that make it easy for beginners to pick up. Take the first step toward learning this popular dance by signing up for this great class. Instructor Tammy Jones will start with essential footwork and move into basic turns that will help you feel comfortable on the dance floor. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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King William District Social Paddle

Are you looking for a fun date idea or a new activity to do with friends? Join Mission Adventure Tours on a social kayaking paddle trip. During this trip, you will paddle around the King William District section of the San Antonio River. This is an up and back trip. Extend the fun and stay after to join the group at a local restaurant for food and beverages of your choice. You must be 21+ to attend this class. Food and beverage is not included. No discount.

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AARP Smart Driver Course

Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course, but participants may obtain a reduction in car insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non members covers administrative costs, is due in class and is payable by cash or check made payable to AARP. AARP members must bring their membership card to class. Instructor is Roy Ball.

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Driver's Education

Register now for a driver education class at your NEISD school. Students will receive 32 clock hours of classroom instruction as well as seven hours of behind-the-wheel driving and seven hours of observation. The schedule posted is for the classroom only. All in-car training is scheduled individually by the student once the permit is obtained. Students must be at least 15 years old and in high school before class begins. For complete details and contract information go to Please register with the students name and information. In addition, the contract at MUST be filled out, signed by both parent and student, then submitted to the Driver Education office before the class begins.

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Gingerbread Workshop (Ages 5+)

Enjoy quality time with your youngster as you create a gingerbread house from scratch. Guided by Kit Myers and her experienced gingerbread angels, you'll tell your own family story in gingerbread. This 90 minute instructional workshop includes step-by-step guidance, from assembly to decorating and even landscaping. Kit has done all the planning, baking and shopping so you can focus on creating memories with your family. All materials are included, just bring your imagination! Registration covers materials for a gingerbread mini-village for one child and one adult to complete. Please enroll under adult's name.

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What Every Female Should Know About Self-Defense-Personal Defense Readiness (PDR)

PDR is based on the S.P.E.A.R. System which is the first genetically and behaviorally inspired self-defense course. It is the only self-defense method that fully integrates the body's reflective responses and instinctive survival mechanisms making S.P.E.A.R. the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself. Invest in yourself and learn simple, effective self-defense. Remember, awareness without skill = anxiety. Class requirements are clothing that does not restrict movement and participants should be at least 12 years of age (must have an adult sign up and attend with them). Taught by Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) certified instructor Frank Rodriguez. Informational material will be distributed in class. No discount.

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Pilates for Seniors

While regular exercise is important for everyone, it may be even more so for seniors. Pilates was developed as a system of rehabilitative movement therapy for injured soldiers in WWI, and so it is truly for every body regardless of age of physical condition. The benefits of Pilates for mature adults include improved stamina, strength, balance and mobility. Bring a mat and towel. Instructor Candace Blanchette is certified in Peak Pilates and Fitour Group Exercise.

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