• 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.

    Become a student

    Contact Metro North ABE if you would like to learn how to become a student.
    Students may start class at any time throughout the year. Classes are offered year-round during the day and evening. Classes offered can help students:

    • Improve basic reading, writing and math skills
    • Earn a high school diploma or GED
    • Learn and improve English language
    • Build job skills

    Teachers are trained to work with adults and all materials are designed to help the adult learner meet their goals. Students will have opportunities to work in groups and independently. Learning is done in the classroom, on the computer and online. Most sites offer basic computer training during class time. 

    How do I start classes with Metro North ABE?

    1. Decide which location you want to go to.
    2. Attend intake where you will fill out paperwork and do assessment testing.
    3. Start classes and work toward your goals.

    Who qualifies for free ABE/ESL classes?

    • Must be 17 years old or older (some classes may have an older age requirement)
    • Not enrolled in a K-12 program
    • Have an academic goal
    • Some classes may have minimum assessment score requirements


  •  Contact Us

    Metro North ABE

    Adult basic education

    Email: info@metronorthabe.org
    Phone: 763-433-4200
    Fax: 763-433-4203


  • Adult student listens in class.