• Following the current executive order from the state of Minnesota to stay at home, all Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) sites will be closed to the public.  There will be no in-person classes, intake, assessment testing, or GED testing until May 5, 2020, to assure the health and safety of students, teachers, staff, and volunteers. As information regarding the COVID-19 situation changes often, we will continue to update our announcements and programming to best serve our community.

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    Classes that will be available when Metro North ABE reopens to the public: to receive updated information fill out the online interest form.

    Metro North - Elk River

    Metro North-Elk River offers Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language classes in Room 221 in the Handke Center, 1170 Main St., which is on the corner of Main and Proctor. Enter Door 5 off the parking lot and get a visitor badge from the Community Education office during the hours of 8am-5pm.  After 5pm, a building supervisor can assist you if you have questions or you may come to the classroom.

    To better serve new students, please schedule an intake appointment.

    Classes Offered:

    Secondary Credential Options: GED, Credit Recovery Adult Diploma, Minnesota State Standard Adult Diploma

    Basic Skills Brush-up: for College Prep, Employment or self-enrichment

    English as a Second Language - ESL: learn and improve reading, writing, listening and speaking the English language.

    Employability Skills: resume, career exploration, interviewing, or job hunting

    Digital Literacy/Computer Skills: NorthStar Digital Literacy Certification; learn basic computer and keyboarding skills

    ABE/ESL class time 

    Subject to change based upon attendance, call ahead to verify

    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
    • Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    ABE/ESL intake

    • Call 763-241-3400 X5525 to schedule an intake appointment.

  • Contact

    Elk River Community Education Center
    1170 Main St
    Elk River, MN 55330

    Phone:763-241-3400 (extension 5525)
    Email: abe@isd728.org
    Class Interest Form


    March 13 - May 4