Currently, all Institute courses are taking place virtually with engaging, interactive components.

We’re finding creative ways to encourage you to explore new experiences and career paths through the Institute. Browse descriptions below, then use the link at the bottom of the page to register for any (or all!) opportunities that interest you.

You can register at any time, even after the course you’re interested in has started.

A student shows off a meal he cooked while participating in the virtual cooking certificate

Creating Musical Theater Certificate
for Middle and High School students

Mondays, Apr. 26 to Jun. 7 (No class on May 31), 4:30 – 6:30pm

Calling all performers and singers! Join an ensemble who will rehearse and perform an original musical theater piece for the web in partnership with professional director, teacher, and creator, Stephen DiMenna.

Financial Literacy Certificate
for High School students

Tuesdays, May 4 to Jun. 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how to manage a personal budget and take a critical look at how financial institutions affect our lives so you can reach your goals and dreams.

Sponsored by Bremer Bank.

Cooking Certificate
for High School students

Wednesdays, May 5 to Jun. 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Become a better home cook in this class, which will explore moist and dry heat, seasoning, and explore the roots of cooking styles across the world. Great for beginners and more experienced cooks.

Coding Certificate
for High School students

Thursdays, May 6 to Jun. 10, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Work with professional programmers to learn the basics of computer coding, including the beginning steps of CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Python coding languages. Recommended for beginners, but all are welcome.

Registration Information

Register for any (or all!) of our certificates:

Register for an Institute Certificate

Questions? Contact Institute Program Manager James Rone at