Today is July 30, 2014
Continuing Education Programs at GCSD
The Gouverneur Central School Continuing Education Program offers many exciting classes throughout the school year. To sign up or get more information about the programs listed below please contact Amber Wilcox, CEP Director or (315) 287-1903.
Interested in Our Programs or Offering Your Services?
We would like to know your opinions! Would you like to see a particular continuing education class offered here at our school? Are you willing to share your talents with others? If so, please fill out this form. Continuing Ed Survey 2013

You can also contact our Gouverneur Continuing Education Program director, Amber Wilcox, at 287-1903.
Continuing Education Registration Form
Registration Form
NYS Driver's License 5-HR Course
Instructors: Joe Wahl & Tim Knowlton

Sign-ups are conducted at 8:00 a.m. at the Gouverneur High School (prior to instruction).  Anyone enrolling in the course must present a valid Learner's permit in order to register for the class.  Participants must stay for the entire class.  The cost of registration is $35.

The classes are held the first Saturday of each month from 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM. Please call GHS at 287-1900 to confirm the date and time for this class.

Exercise in one of the North Country’s finest pool facilities located right in town! The GHS pool facilities have much to offer all members of the community. The swim times are available throughout the school district's calendar year. Additional programs are being planned (water walking, tot/parent swim, water zumba). If interested, call 287-1900.

ATTENTION: The pool will NOT be open to the public this summer.
Morning Swim
Daily Monday - Friday: 6:30-7:30AM

"Family Swim"
Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Sundays: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Water Walking
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm


Students: $1.00
Adult: $1.25
Golden Age Pass: no fee

** under 14 yrs must be accompanied by an adult
Basic Cooking Class
Learn how to make some classic American dinners from scratch! Class will teach participants how to make 1-2 dinners each night (such as meatloaf, lasagna, chicken pot pie, soups etc). If interested, contact Debbie White at Gouverneur Central:

Cost is $7 per night, pre-registration required, limit of 20 people per class. 1-2 lucky attendees will take the meal home! Once contacted, a list of 15 meals will be sent for voting. Classes begin Wednesday, May 14, and continue on Wednesdays as long as interest remains.

Depending upon interest, there could be a 3:15 pm class start time, and another at 5pm. Indicate which you prefer. Class will be taught in room 126r, in the Family & Consumer Science room (across from the Auditorium).
Instructors: Chris Letham, The Dive Shop

Discover Diving
This is a 1 day course that's been offered in the past to introduce participants to scuba diving. If interested contact Deep Down Divers at 287-0959.
Fee: $25

No course scheduled at this time.

Open Water Scuba:
Interested in discovering the world below the water? This structured program will help you become a confident entry level diver in open water.

Next Class: TBD

Scuba Flyer
American Kang Duk Won - East Side School (On Going)
Instructors: Frank Palumbo & Andrew Ellis
Mr. Frank Palumbo - 9th degree certified Black Belt of AKDWA, 386-3029 or 287-1900.
Mr. Andrew Ellis, 2nd degree certified Black Belt of AKDWA

New classes are being formed Tuesday, September 25th @ 4-5PM for 6th graders.
A free demonstration will be presented for all who attend. Further information will be available addressing new fall programs.
See Flyer

All new karate and self-defense classes are starting at the East Side School. Lessons are taught Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm throughout the school year. The classes are offered through the Continuing Education Program and are open to students in grades 7-12 as well as adults. A introductory class is being presented on Tuesday, Sept. 11, for all interest students in the Middle and High School grades. If you are not involved in a fall sport, this is an excellent program for staying in shape and developing skills in overall safety, balance, concentration, and fitness. Visit the East Side Class Tuesday and give the workout a try. Classes are always energizing and challenging!
See Flyer

Learn the art of karate from a highly experienced martial artist. Lessons emphasize personal safety, self-discipline, fitness, and respect. Beginners and individuals with previous training are all welcome to attend classes. Karate is a highly motivating activity that improves coordination, increases strength and flexibility, and allows a person to gain confidence in many areas of self-defense. Uniforms and training manuals are available through the class instructor.

Academics are stressed and reviewed in all youth programs.
Coaching Certification Classes
Instructor: Mr. John Wells

Gouverneur Central School is an approved site for the NYS Coaching certification courses.
  • Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education
  • Health Sciences Related to Coaching
  • Theory and Techniques of Coaching
  • First Aid and CPR for Coaches
  • CPR/AED for Coaches (Update Only)

Contact the athletic office for additional information at 287-1902

Adult Fitness - GCS Fitness Center [Use it or Lose it!]
Instructor: TBA
As we age, most people begin to lose muscle mass after the age of thirty and bone density after the age of forty.

Cost: $50
Time: 6-7:30pm
15 sessions over the course fo 8 weeks

Adult Evening Fitness
Want to feel better, have more energy and improve your quality of life? Exercise and physical activity are a great way to gain health benefits and have fun! If you're looking to get started on a routine, tone your muscles, improve flexibility or meet specific fitness goals check out evening fitness at the GHS Fitness Center.
Come work out at your own pace.
Bring a friend to work out with you.

Equipment available for use includes:
  • 3 treadmills
  • 2 elliptical machines
  • 1 recumbent bike
  • dumb bells
  • step boxes
  • Stability exercise balls
  • resistance tubes
  • weight machines for abs/upperbody/lower body/back

Class Size: minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 15

Class Dates: TBA

For more information please contact the Continuing Education Director, Amber Wilcox, at 287-1903 or email

Gouverneur Central School, 133 East Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642 -- (315)287-4870 Fax: (315)287-4736