Adult Basic Education Overview

  • The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program employs certified teachers and provides instruction at fifteen sites in Northwest Minnesota. The program runs year round with individualized instruction. Adults can set their own goals and work at their own pace. ABE can help adults prepare for employment and higher education. 
    Anyone 17 or older and not enrolled in high school may receive confidential and free, basic academic instruction in the following areas:

    Classes Offered:

    • GED - General Educational Development diploma 
    • Adult Diploma
    • ESL - English as a Second Language
    • Workforce Preparation
      • Choosing a career
      • Interviewing
      • Resumes
    • College preparation
    • Family Literacy
    • Life skills
      • Computer basics
      • Intro to the internet
      • Budgeting
    • Basic Skills Enhancement
      • Reading, writing,
      • Math, spelling
    • Citizenship/Civics Education
    • ServSafe classes
    A separate website for ABE can be accessed below. It has more detailed information on course offerings at each site and more information about adult basic education.

    For information contact:

    Kirsten Fuglseth, Adult Basic Education Coordinator
    Toll Free: 1-800-562-4053
    Phone: 218-681-0900 
    Fax: 218-681-0915
    Chrysti Nielsen, Adult Diploma Advisor