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Continuing and Alternative Education: Enrichment Classes

Committed to Helping All Students Find Academic Success

Spring 2020: Enrichment Program

Summer 2020: Online Summer Classes

 If you’re looking for ways to pass the time during social distancing this summer, why not take a few online classes with Salem Continuing Education?  All you need is a computer to continue your learning!

If you are interested in signing up for one of the following classes,
please email
                                                                                 Fall 2020 classes coming soon!

Supporting Your Body’s Immune System

Patrice Malloy, N.H.D., Ideal Body and Wellness Center

The immune system has a vital role: It protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you ill. It’s important more than ever before to know how to support your immune system so you don’t get sick.   In our sessions, through the use of Zoom, you will receive information about supplements, nutrients, foods, and protocols to naturally support your body’s immune system. We’ll talk about supplements and nutrients that are better and more effective for your health and well-being to help your immune system stay strong, and answer any questions you may have about your health.

Class meets:  3 Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm, begins June 4, 2020

Tuition:  $30  (all ages)    Location:  Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.


Virtual Yoga

Gen Baudin

Join us for a quiet, calming class designed to reduce tension from the body and mind with a gentle, mindful Vinyasa flow.  Disconnect from isolation and reconnect with self-care.  Please have a yoga mat available.

Class meets:  6 Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, begins June 1, 2020

Tuition:  $40  (all ages)   Location: Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.  


Virtual Pilates

Gen Baudin

Join this mat Pilates class to improve your flexibility, posture, and balance while strengthening your core, toning your hips and thighs, and flattening your abs.  Stay healthy and reconnect with self-care.  Please have a yoga mat available.

Class meets:  6 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, begins June 3, 2020

Tuition:  $40  (all ages)  Location:  Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.


Virtual Strength Training for Everyone

Gen Baudin

Strength training offers an excellent way to build muscle and burn calories. This strengthening workout will focus on toning and strengthening muscles throughout the body using hand-held weights, tubing, balls, and body weight. Open to all levels. Please have a mat and hand weights available.

Class meets:  6 Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 am, begins June 6, 2020 (class to be held on July 4)

Tuition:  $40  (all ages)     Location:  Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.


Beginner Tai Chi

Greta Nilsen

Tai chi is an excellent form of exercise and mediation in motion that improves physical health and reduces stress. It strengthens the immune system by increasing strength and flexibility, and by balancing energy.  Through Zoom, you can practice Tai Chi in the comfort of your own home. This class will explore some Qi-gong routines as well as a modified Yang-style form which can be useful in improving balance and is a good initial introduction into Tai Chi.

Class meets:  8 Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, begins May 27, 2020

Tuition  $50  (all ages)  Location:  Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.


Gentle Qi-Gong

Greta Nilsen

Qi-Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. Through Zoom, you can learn Qi-Gong in the comfort of your own home.  We will practice Qi Gong routines which are short movements to stretch the body and increase fluid in the joints. We’ll also practice breathing techniques to assist in reducing stress.

Class meets:  8 Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, begins May 28, 2020

Tuition  $50 (all ages)   Location:  Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.


Introduction to Digital Photography

 Ron Ranere, Photographer

Using Google Meet, this course will teach you how to use your camera in different shooting conditions and for different subjects.  As a photographer you want to create great images not worry about how to use your camera.  Learn how to correct a picture that may be too dark or light and how to crop out what you didn't see when looking through the viewfinder (post production). Through weekly assigned themes and critiques, you will capture your personal interpretation in the form of images.

Topics covered:

Holding your camera

Memory cards

Lens and focusing

Understanding light and exposure

Camera modes (get your camera off auto)

Aperture, shutter speed and ISO

White balance

Depth of field (aka Bokeh)

Using flash


Cataloging images

Post production

Class meets:  6 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, begins June 2, 2020

Tuition:  $40  (all ages)         Location:  Google Meet online class link will be emailed to students.

Our enrichment classes are designed to help you enrich your life through learning new skills, furthering your professional development, meeting others in the community, or taking a class for sheer enjoyment. Classes are open to students ages 16 and older from all communities. 

Please take a moment to peruse our offerings.  Reach our with questions, ideas for new classes, or if you have experience in any area and would like to teach a class.


How to register for a class:

  • Call 603- 893-7074 to register with a credit card (online registration is not available)
  • Visit the Continuing Education Office, located in Salem High School
  • Mail your registration and check to Salem Continuing Education, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079 (checks made out to Salem Continuing Education)


Our Winter/Spring term begins February 10, 2020. Register early so you are not closed out of your favorite course!  Enrichment classes are open to residents of Salem and neighboring communities who are at least 16 years old.

  • All classes meet at Salem High School. Enter through the Performing Arts/Bus Drop Off entrance. Classroom numbers will be posted at the first class.

  • Senior tuition is for students ages 65 and over.

  • Saturday classes meet March 7-April 11, 2020, 9:00 am-12:00 noon.

  • Do not come days: February 24-28; April 27-30; May 25, 2020.

  • Upon receipt of registration/payment, you wil be enrolled and should plan to attend the first class. Confirmations will not be sent out, and students will be notified only if a course is canceled or filled.

  • A course may be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment. In that instance, a full refund will be issued.

  • If students withdraw at least five business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the start of the class, they may request a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Once classes begin, no refunds will be granted.

  • Students may pay via cash, check (made out to Salem Continuing Education) or credit card. Note: Amex is not accepted and a credit card processing fee wil apply. Call the office to register: 603-893-7074; visit the office located in Salem High; mail to Continuing Education, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079

  • Inclement Weather:  Please check Continuing Education's voicemail or website, Salem Public School's website, or Salem High's Facebook page  for cancelations and prior to coming to class.  If Salem Public Schools are canceled in the morning, evening classes may still meet.  All missed classes due to snow will be made up.  If a class is scheduled to begin on a snow day, class will begin one week later.