Rhein Center Now Offering Online Registration

Posted on April 12, 2014

Exciting changes are taking place at the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts. This summer, the Rhein Center will introduce online class registration.

With the implementation of online registration, the Rhein Center will be able to offer many classes without relying on the lottery system and make them available for early registration and payment. This will create easier access for students interested in signing up for arts classes and alleviate the long sign-up process on Sunday.

“We are excited about students being able to register and pay for classes before they arrive at Lakeside,” said MaryAnn Kelmer, director of the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts. “This will allow for more time vacationing and less time waiting in line at the Rhein Center on Sunday.”

The Rhein Center has chosen to work with Active Network, an online program that specializes in registration management.

Active Network provides the technology to publish an online catalog of classes throughout the summer. Students will be able to view photos of class projects and read biographies of the instructors. They will also be able to see how many class openings are available. With the help of Active Network, now only the most in-demand classes will rely on a lottery system.

“Active Network allows the Rhein Center to say ‘yes’ to students more often,” said Kelmer. “For example, families can now register as a group to paint rocks, which has been hard to say ‘yes’ to in the past.”

Beginning on Thursday mornings each week, students can begin registering for desired classes and pay for their classes online or from their mobile devices.

Active Network helps students and families keep track of class schedules. Once an account is created, students can add family members and then use that account for the whole family year after year.

Thanks to online registration, the Rhein Center is anticipating more relaxed Sundays. This will give staff the opportunity to assist students who still want to register in-person.

“There is always a lot of activity at the Rhein Center, and Active Network is able to keep up with us,” said Kelmer.