• 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 mathematics in order to be eligible for ABE services. 

    Register for courses: ONLINE LINK

    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.

                                        ESL Students

    Transition to Employment:  A free online preparation program for the National Career Readiness Certificate is available to job seekers, along with a free computerized assessment to identify their knowledge of work-related math and reading skills.

    College Readiness & 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 offered to all learners who need to refresh skills in basic math and pre-algebra. Future nursing students can study for their Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test here as well.                           

    North Star Digital Literacy: A free, online course in basic 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.

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Contact Us

  • Adult Basic Education Office
    1601 Jefferson Street, Room #712
    Alexandria, MN  56308

    Julie Fietek 
    Adult Basic Education Coordinator
    320-762-3312 ext. 4285


Summer Hours by appointment

  • ABE/ESL/GED (one-on-one learning)
    Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-7:00 pm 
    Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    GED Group Class
    Thursday 6-7:45 pm
    Alexandria Classroom
    410 18th Ave E
    Alexandria, MN 56308

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