What is JumpStart Your Success?

The JumpStart program is a partnership between the Anoka County Workforce Center and Metro North ABE to provide support for students who want to earn their GED®.  This is a fast-paced course designed specifically to meet the increased demands of the 2014 GED® exams.

Where are the JumpStart classes located?

Metro North ABE Blaine Learning Lab

Human Service Center of Anoka County

1201 89th Ave NE, Suite 335

Blaine, MN 55433


When are JumpStart classes offered?

Classes are Monday-Friday, from 9:00AM-1:00PM. 

The average student attends 180 hours (12 weeks) of classes.


What are JumpStart classes like?

There are 2 components to JumpStart classes:

  • The first component is instruction from an ABE teacher.  This includes small group, large group, and computer based instruction on skills to pass the GED®.
  • The second component includes instruction on job seeking skills and career exploration from Workforce Center staff.

*Students must attend both components to be enrolled in JumpStart .

 What are the requirements for JumpStart?

  • Complete intake, paperwork, and assessment testing
  • Attain a minimum score on a D Level TABE in Reading and Math (If a student’s score is below the level for JumpStart, Blaine Learning Lab offers classes at the same time as JumpStart to help build up skills required to get in to the course.)
  • Attending a minimum of 80% of scheduled class time is a requirement to stay enrolled in the program.

How do I get started?

  • Come to a Blaine intake and get enrolled in our program.  Click here for intake information.

Not everyone qualifies for JumpStart but other opportunities are available to help you improve your skills and meet your goals!


 Metro North ABE Graduation 2012

Metro North ABE Graduation 2012