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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education




Adult Basic Education classes are:

Basic Skills Refresher/Accuplacer Preparation

Are you preparing to enter college or wanting to brush up on your reading, writing or math skills? Based on your individual needs, you will be guided through activities and materials to help you meet your educational goals.

English Language Learners

Are you or someone you know interested in improving their English? Foreign-born adults are welcome to work one-on-one or in small groups with teachers or tutors to improve their English skills that are necessary in everyday life. Students can enter the program with any level of English language skill and move through the program at their own pace.

Questions about ABE? Contact Susanne Kimber, at (651) 982-8302 or

  • Designed for adults
  • Learner centered
  • Available to start year round
  • Confidential
  • Free of charge
  • Self-paced

ABE Technology Lab

Do you need to improve your technology skills in order to reach your academic goal? Technology Lab is open to all registered ABE learners who want extra time and support to reach their academic goal while incorporating technology.

Citizenship Test Preparation  Are you on the path to becoming a U.S. Citizen?  Citizenship test preparation will teach the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as the content needed to pass the naturalization interview. Family Learning This is an ideal program for parents with young children who want to work on their own learning goals. Children attend intensive preschool or quality childcare programs while parents participate in parent education classes and work on goals that may include GED, English or basic skills. Families can enjoy a meal together, participate in guided learning experiences and get ideas for home activities. Call for enrollment information.

ABE Class Schedule
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ABE Location
Forest Lake Area Schools Education Center
943 9th Ave SW
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8302

Adult Education Volunteers Needed Help adults learn basic skills in reading, writing and math. Volunteers may attend workshops to learn how to tutor adults using various techniques. Opportunities are also available to tutor foreign-born adults in English as a Second Language.Call (651) 982-8302 to volunteer today!