Registration Information

Registration procedures vary by program, so please read each program’s instructions carefully, and call 515-633-5001 with any questions.

Preregistration & Prepayment Required

Please complete a separate registration form for each child. Family or group registrations are NOT accepted on the same form.


Registration is open for most programs. Safety Town Volunteer registration begins on April 10. Safety Town and Sneak Peek registration opens on April 17.


Enroll your child based on the grade level he or she will be entering fall 2017.

Registration Forms

Use the combinedregistration form for all programs except Safety TownSneak Peek, and the instrumental music programs. Please see these programs’ website pages for more information on registration.

How To Register

  1. Online Registration
  2. Drop off your completed registration form at WDMCS Community Education in the Learning Resource Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, or place the form and payment in the WDMCS Community Education drop box located on the west end of the Learning Resource Center. DO NOT put cash in the drop box.
  3. Mail your completed registration form with payment for all programs except Safety Town volunteering and private lessons to: WDMCS Community Education, c/o Summer of Learning, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265-5556.
  4. Phone in your registration with your credit card number to 515-633-5001 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 pm.

Payment Options

Personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted. Cash is only accepted at the WDMCS Community Education office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 pm.


Scholarships, based on financial need, are available to assist WDMCS students with 50 percent off of the tuition for most programs. Students may only receive a scholarship for one program each summer, and priority is given to those taking academic refresher courses. Students must live within the WDMCS district boundaries. Please call 515-633-5001 for details.

Registration Deadlines

For many programs, a $25 late registration fee will be charged if you register less than one week before the program’s start date. Programs with registration deadlines are Art Adventures, Baking Academy, Be the Boss, Jump Start, Preschool Creations, SAIL, and Science Exploration.


A $25 fee is deducted from all refunds, except programs cancelled by WDMCS Community Education. Refund requests must be made before the second day of the program.

Photo Release

If you prefer that your child is NOT photographed during summer programs, check the appropriate box on the registration form. These photographs may be used in WDMCS Community Education and WDMCS publications, social media platforms, and the website, as well as in the local media and newspapers.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

The West Des Moines Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator Carol Seid, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265; Phone: 515-633-5037; email: