The Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) at Stevenson High School exists to help you reach your personal, professional, and recreational goals through our affordable, high-quality community education programs for youth and adults year-round. Proudly serving the communities of Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Long Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Riverwoods and beyond, community members can enjoy a wide range of courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive confirmation of enrollment?
Online registrations will get an automatic email confirmation. Mailed registrations will be confirmed within seven business days of receipt of your registration.
Age and Eligibility
Participants must be the appropriate age on the first day of class or entering the appropriate grade in the fall of the current calendar year. Adult classes are for participants 18 years or older, unless otherwise specified.
Americans With Disabilities Act
The Patriot Recreation Education Program will not discriminate against eligible residents for participation on the basis of a disabling condition. We invite any community member with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur.
Do I need insurance?
For insurance purposes, PREP programs and activities require a signed waiver. PREP is not responsible for supervision of children arriving on site prior to or remaining on site after the established program times.
Can I make up missed classes?
In order to preserve the safety of the participant-to-staff ratio and the quality of the classes, PREP does not provide for or allow make-up classes. There will be make-up classes for classes missed which are caused by PREP.
Does PREP prorate?
No, PREP does not prorate for any of its camps, classes, or programs.
Can I withdraw from a class?
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program (one week for sports camps). Less than two weeks prior to a program's start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of the program, no refunds will be given. Written requests can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I register for classes?
You may register online with a credit card or by mail with a check.
Registrations will be processed by the date received. PREP will return any illegible or in-complete registration.
Who provides transportation?
Transportation for all courses is the responsibility of the participant or parent unless expressly indicated.
Can I transfer to another class?
When class size permits, participants may request a transfer from one program to another in writing, one week prior to class start.
How do I get the Senior Fee?
Participants age 60 or older are eligible to receive the Senior Fee on select classes. Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Seniors may register for selected PREP classes at a reduced fee, provided the minimum enrollment for the class is met (selected classes have senior pricing listed in their description). Textbook, food supply fees, etc are additional. No other discounts apply.
Can I smoke on campus?
The District 125 non-smoking policy prohibits smoking on the Stevenson premises for students, faculty and visitors.
What happens when a class is full?
When a class reaches its maximum enrollment a waiting list is established. If an opening occurs, or a new class is formed, you will be notified.
Is PREP looking for instructors?
PREP is always looking for talented individuals to teach classes. Contact us at 847-415-4145.
Online Learning Programs
Whether your goals are related to career development, acquisition of new skills and knowledge or for you own personal enrichment, our Ed2Go program has online classes to help you reach your goals. These instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Most courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. The best part is that you can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at anytime of the day or night.
Visit www.ed2go.com/shsprep to get started.
Online Certificates & Courses
Gain skills for the 21st century. Check out our online certificates and courses: yougotclass.org/index.cfm/D125.
Interested in Teaching for PREP?
Would you like to share your knowledge and get paid for it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you could be an instructor for PREP. We accept course proposals on an on-going basis, so if you have a fabulous idea for a course, just fill out this form and we will be in contact with you.
All participants must agree to the following prior to participating in any of our programs:
Acknowledgement, Waiver and Insurance Information
We/I the participant or parent(s)/guardian(s) of a participant in PREP program(s) at Stevenson High School, recognize(s) and acknowledge(s) that there are risks of physical injury including serious personal injury, paralysis, death, damages, medical care expenses, or loss which may be sustained as a result of participating in any or all such activities connected with or associated with these program(s). Our/my son/daughter is permitted to participate in all such activities.
We/I understand that the School District does not provide health/accident insurance for participants in such programs. We/I the participant(s) or parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that we/I become responsible for the payment of medical expenses for the care and treatment, including continuing care and treatment, of ourselves/myself or our/my son/daughter as a result of a personal injury or other loss of any type incurred during participation in the PREP program of this School District. We/I hereby waive all claims against Stevenson High School District 125, and any corporate entities, their employees and agents which are offering PREP classes, including but not limited to medical expenses, personal expenses or other loss or damage, we/I may have/or incur as a result of our/my participation or my son/daughter's participation in any program at Stevenson High School District 125 and release and discharge said School District including its board members, administrators, officers, agents, servants and employees, and any corporate entities, their employees, and agents which are offering PREP classes of and from any such expenses. I have read and fully understand and accept the program details, policies, procedures, waiver and release of all claims.
I hereby give my permission for myself/my child to participate in the SHS PREP Program. Further, I authorize qualified medical personnel to provide emergency treatment of any injury or illness that may be experienced if they consider treatment necessary, or perform the treatment. This authorization is granted only if I/my emergency contact cannot be reached and a reasonable effort has been made to do so. I am aware that participation is a potentially dangerous activity. I assume all risks associated with participation in PREP, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and other reasonable risk conditions associated with the programs. All such risks are known and appreciated by me. I understand this conforming consent and agreement to its conditions.
PREP reserves the right to photograph/video its programs for documentation and publicity purposes. I consent that the student(s) being registered may be included in images/video for these purposes.
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program. Less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of a program, no refunds will be given.