Serving the community since 1983
Marietta Community School

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POLICIES:

  • No refunds are given unless the coordinator cancels the course.

  • Classes are held based on enrollment. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment your registration fee will be refunded in the manner in which you paid.

  • Classes will not be held if the schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Missed classes will be rescheduled.

  • Rain checks are issued before the start of the class, after class starts no rain checks are issued.

  • Registrations are accepted until the class is full.

  • It is the policy of the Marietta Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or any other legally protected status in its educational programs, activities or employment practices. Instructors have not been screened with O. C. G. A. §20-2-21(e), except for youth oriented courses.
Languages and Personal Enhancement
Adult CPR/First Aid & AED Certification
Individuals who require or desire CPR, AED, and first aid knowledge and skills; including emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents, life guards, and personal knowledge seekers. Workshop style class held at Marietta High School. Great for anyone!!! Participants recieve a 2 year certification on completion of class in Adult/child/infant certification. The material has been OSHA certified through the American Safety Health Institute.
COURSE #: F17010 AFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Kasaundra JohnsonLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Sep 14) (1 Thurs) 18+
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COURSE #: F17010 BFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Kasaundra JohnsonLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Oct 17) (1 Tues) 18+
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Civil War in Georgia
Georgia: a state rich with Civil War history, from the struggles for her coastal fortifications, to an attempt to steal a steam locomotive, and the many battles fought on her soil. This course will explore the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville. Very interesting class with great subject material! You won't be disappointed!
COURSE #: F17013FEE: $ 89
Instructor: Michael ShafferLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta GA 30064
7:00pm - 9:00pm (Sep 14-Oct 19) (4 Thurs) 9/14, 9/21, 10/12, & 10/19 Adults+
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Defensive Driving (Lower your Insurance)
Take advantage of the state law creating a 10% discount on your car insurance if you complete this course sponsored by the National Safety Council. Three years safe driving record required for discount (check with your insurance agent for specific details). This is an interesting, fast-paced course.
COURSE #: F17026 AFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Ordale RandallLocation: 2137 Kingston Court, Suite 101, Marietta GA 30067
2:00pm-8:00pm (Sep 16) (1 Sat) Adults
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COURSE #: F17026 BFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Ordale RandallLocation: 2137 Kingston Court, Suite 101, Marietta GA 30067
2:00pm-8:00pm (Oct 21) (1 Sat) Adults
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Portuguese Conversational Course
Portuguese Conversation Course addresses conversation, listening and understanding cultural references in Portuguese to those looking for grammar-free classes or simply a place to practice. This course covers; new sounds (phonetics), conversation practice and listening made simple. We hope to see you in class!
COURSE #: F17028FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Charity CopelandLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30pm (Sep 12-Oct 31) (7 Tues) Skipping 9/26 18+
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5 Keys to Avoid Shortchanging Your Social Security Income
Social Security is a cornerstone of retirement income, but the decisions people make on receiving their Social Security benefits often result in them not getting shortchanged on what is available to them. This course will provide information and strategies to help students avoid many of the pitfalls associated with Social Security benefits, including whether you should apply early for benefits, how to increase your current and lifetime income, how to minimize the tax on your benefits, and more. This class will also highlight recent changes to filing options for spousal benefits so you can determine if you will be able to take advantage of these filing strategies. When you attend this class, you will not only come away with good information but also an Action Plan to get the most out of this most valuable benefit.
COURSE #: F1738 AFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Kevin TurnerLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-9:00pm (Sep 21) (1 Thurs)
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COURSE #: F1738 BFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Kevin TurnerLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-9:00pm (Oct 17) (1 Tues)
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Sign Language I
Think of the difference it would make if you could improve your nonverbal communication skills. Take this introduction to sign language for communicating with the deaf. This skill is in demand in professional fields in many areas such as medicine, law, community, church programs and education. There will be an overview of the various signing systems. The course will then focus on Signing Exact English (SEE), learning to finger spell, count and sing as well as developing basic American Sign (ASL)/SEE vocabularies.
COURSE #: F1762FEE: $ 129
Instructor: GanneElyse AmelingmeierLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30 pm (Sep 12-Oct 31) (7 Tues) Skipping the week of September 25-29 18+
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Sign Language II
Think of the difference it would make if you could improve your nonverbal communication skills. Take this sign language class for communicating with the deaf. This skill is in demand in professional fields in many areas such as medicine, law, community, church programs and education. This course is "A continuation of Sign I". Student must have completed Sign I with instructor GanneElyse Amelingmeier to be eligible for this class.
COURSE #: F17063FEE: $ 129
Instructor: GanneElyse AmelingmeierLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30pm (Sep 14-Nov 2) (7 Thurs) Skipping the week of September 25-29 18+
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Indian Culture
Come immerse yourself in the deep roots of India! From the rugged Afghan frontier, to the jungles of Burma, you will learn about the ancient civilizations, sites, caves, and temples that continue to distinguish India as a culture-rich country.
COURSE #: F17097FEE: $ 109
Instructor: Anita RentzLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6-8pm (Sep 14-Nov 2) (6 Thu) adult
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History of Marietta and Cobb County
Join Dr. Tom Scott, a retired history professor from Kennesaw State University, in this 2-session class. The first session will cover the history of Cobb County from the creation of the county in 1832 to America's entry into World War II in 1941. The second session will be the history of Cobb County from the start of WW II to the present day. Dr. Scott will make use of historic photos and other resources to trace the history of Marietta and Cobb County from their origins to today. In many respects, Marietta and Cobb County are a microcosm of the changing South. The class will follow the local events that reflected and helped to shape the profound transformation of the region, especially over the last three-quarters of a century.
COURSE #: F17099FEE: $ 29
Location: 368 Wright Street, Marietta GA 30064
1:00-2:30pm (Sep 13-Sep 20) (2 Wed) 18+
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The Second World War - Remember Pearl Harbor! Surprise Attack or Not?
This past December was the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. What really happened to bring the United States into this war? What happened before Pearl Harbor and why did the Japanese attack? What was the strategic purpose of the attack? What about negotiations and the code-breaking? Was the attack a surprise? What other events occurred in the early days of the war? What are the mistakes & failures? How did the attack propel the United States to victory? How was U.S. military intelligence doctrine of the future shaped by this event?
COURSE #: F17184FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreetLocation: 368 Wright Streeet Marietta, GA 30064
1-3 pm (Oct 4) (1 Wed) Adults
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The Second World War
It was the world's most significant, far-reaching, and deadly conflict in modern history. It has shaped our world since. Its influence is seen in today's world: conventional & unconventional warfare, political conflicts & alignments, diplomacy, alliances, strategic planning, special operations, signals & human intelligence, counter-intelligence and more. What impact did these have on the Cold War, NATO, and the current war on terror? The course is customized to you. Anything from the strategic and tactical, to the leaders, troops, techniques, technology, ships, aircraft and weapons is open to discussion. How the war began and was fought in Europe, North Africa, the Atlantic, the Pacific and Asia. Learn about the causes of the war, mistakes, common myths, lessons learned, fascism, Blitzkrieg, U-Boats, code-breaking, Pearl Harbor, economic/industrial power, air warfare, D-Day, Holocaust, strategic bombing, kamikazes, secret weapons, A-Bombs, how victory was achieved, and more. A recommended reading is A World at Arms by Gerhard L. Weinberg. Both the new student and the long-time history buff are welcome.
COURSE #: F17188FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:00pm-9:00pm (Sep 14-Nov 2) (7 Thur) Skipping the week of September 25-29 18+
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Retirement -SMART decisions!
A quick way to botch up your retirement years is by having unrealistic expectations on the life you can afford. Sustainable financial futures are a result of disciplined pre-planning and astute decisions on key issues. Managing your savings to create income streams and capture growth, understanding the impact of your decisions on spending patterns, longevity and Social Security options require having knowledge and answers in advance of retiring. This class highlights common, yet damaging financial goof-ups new retirees make. When you are about to make the most difficult and irrevocable financial decisions in your life, smart insight can't be measured. Spouses FREE!
COURSE #: F1725 AFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Catherine Turner, CFPLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:45pm-9:00pm (Sep 19) (1 Tues) 18+
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COURSE #: F1725 BFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Catherine Turner, CFPLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:45pm-9:00pm (Oct 24) (1 Tues) 18+
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Plan Today for your Tomorrow
In this course you'll learn how to: manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.
However, money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals.
This course includes a 210-page illustrated textbook. Class sizes are limited so register today (You may bring a spouse or guest at no additional charge. Tuition includes two textbooks). Low cost great value course, hope to see you soon.
COURSE #: F17849 AFEE: $ 49
Instructor: Graham WickhamLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Oct 3-Oct 10) (2 Tues) 18+
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COURSE #: F17849 BFEE: $ 49
Instructor: Graham WickhamLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Oct 12-Oct 19) (2 Thurs) 18+
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The Second World War - The A-Bomb and The Japanese Surrender
As we approach the 73rd Anniversary of the US invasion of Iwo Jima (February-March 1945), what are the lessons learned from the battles for control of Iwo Jima & Okinawa. What about the Kamikazes and their impact? What about the strategic bombing of Japan and the looming invasion of Japan? What was the impact of the US submarine warfare? How did the "Manhattan Project" come about? Was the use of A-Bombs at Hiroshima & Nagasaki necessary for the surrender? What role did diplomacy play? What role did Japanese Emperor Hirohito play in the eventual surrender of Japan? What are the mistakes made and lessons learned? What are the key strategies and decisions? What were the results: successes & failures?
COURSE #: F17855FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Nov 1) (1 Wed)
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The Second World War - The Allied Invasion of Normandy France (D-Day)
This past June 6th was the 73rd Anniversary of the most famous & significant amphibious invasion of the World War Two. How was American General (& future President) Dwight Eisenhower chosen to command the invasion & the subsequent western campaign against Nazi Germany? How was this assault on Hitler's "Fortress Europe" planned & accomplished? The class will review the relevant wartime events prior to the invasion and the planning necessary for Operation Overlord. How did the weather, and the tidal, moon & daylight conditions affect the timing of the invasion? Why was Normandy chosen as the site of the invasion and why did the Germans instead focus their defense efforts on the Pas-de-Calais area? The class will cover the important events during the invasion and up through the Allied breakout. What were the lessons learned, successes, failures & myths?
COURSE #: F17890FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Oct 25) (1 Wed)
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The Second World War - The Allied Air Campaign Against Germany
As we approach the 74th Anniversary of "Big Week" (February 1944), what can we learn of heroic American & British efforts to gain air superiority over Hitler's Germany and destroy the Nazi war machine? Why is this campaign so important to Allied victory in the world's largest military conflict? The focus will be primarily on the battle for air superiority and strategic bombing. How did the Americans and British differ on how the campaign should be conducted, and why? How did Germany respond? What are the mistakes made and lessons learned? What aircraft, weapons, and tactics were employed? What are the key strategies and decisions? What were the results: successes & failures?
COURSE #: F17896FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Oct 18) (1 Wed)
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The Second World War - History By Way of Movies, Tv and Video Games
Explore World War Two through the movies, TV series, and video games made about this fascinating topic. What can we learn about the war and combat from these visual means of entertainment? Which are the best movies, TV shows, or video games about the Second World War and which are the worst? What are your favorites and why? Discuss the accuracy of the portrayal of actual events. How much of the war-time cinema was propaganda or truth? Which ones are the most realistic and/or historically accurate?
COURSE #: F17897FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Oct 11) (1 Wed)
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The Second World War - The Battle of Britain and German Invasion Plans (Operation Sea Lion)
Hitler led Nazi Germany to a long string of astonishing political, diplomatic & wartime triumphs until the fateful late summer of 1940. This past summer was the 77th anniversary of the successful British defense of their homeland from the German Luftwaffe and the looming Nazi invasion code named: Seelowe (Sea Lion). In doing so they inflicted the first substantive defeat on Hitler & pierced his aura of invincibility. How did the British endure & survive against what appeared to be inevitable defeat & occupation? The class will review the relevant wartime events prior to the Battle of Britain and German planning & preparations for the anticipated invasion of England. The events of the battle will be discussed as seen from both the British & German points of view, including using information uncovered after the war. What were the lessons learned, successes, failures & myths?
COURSE #: F17898FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Sep 20) (1 Wed)
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The Second World War - How and Why Did It Start?
What are the origins of the world's most significant and far-reaching conflict in modern history? The causes are often discussed and debated, and sometimes misrepresented. Could the war have been prevented? What was the role of Adolf Hitler? What are the diplomatic and intelligence failures that contributed? How are the events in Europe and in Asia related? Who are Allies, the Axis, and the Neutrals? What are the lessons learned or not? How did this affect U.S. national security and foreign policy for the next seventy years?
COURSE #: F17899FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
1-3pm (Sep 13) (1 Wed)
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