Adult Basic Education (ABE), a program of Alexandria Community Education, offers day, evening and online learning classes. Classes are taught by instructors trained to teach adults, working at your pace and towards your goals. All ABE classes are taught free of charge to the learners. You must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in K-12 school and need instruction in basic academic skills: reading, writing, speaking and /or mathmatics in order to be eligible for ABE services.
Diploma Options: Minnesota adults have three options to complete their diploma: local diploma, Minnesota State diploma or the GED. Contact us to get started with your studies.
English as a Second Language (ESL) & Citizenship: Students whose native language is not English can attend English as a Second Language classes to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Preparation for the US Citizenship Exam is also offered.
Transition to Employment: A free online preparation program for the National Career Rediness Certificate is available to job seekers, along with a free computerized assessment to identify their knowledge of work-related math and reading skills.
College Rediness & Accuplacer Prep: In partnership with the Alexandria Technical & Community College, a free non-credit Computer and Writing Course is offered to help students develop the skills and knowledge essential for college success. A free online learning program for Accuplacer preparation is also offered. College math prep is oofered to all learners who need to refresh skills in basic math and pre-algebra. Future nursing students can study for ther Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test here as well.
Current semester-length classes can be registered for through our community education catalog:
North Star Digital Literacy: A free, online course in basis computer Knowledge and skills offers a strong foundation for new computer learners.
Tutoring for Adults: One-to-one tutoring is available for adults working on basic reading, writing, and math skills through a partnership with the Alexandria Literacy Project. Contact the office at 320-762-3312 for more information on becoming a literacy tutor.